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Rss and email alerts

  1. 1. Really Simple Syndication(RSS)and Email Alerts<br />Prepared by: Elhassan ROUIJEL<br />
  2. 2. Outline<br /><ul><li>What Is RSS?
  3. 3. Why Use RSS?
  4. 4. What Is RSS Used for?
  5. 5. How to Use RSS?
  6. 6. What Are the Limitations of RSS?
  7. 7. What Is Email Alert?
  8. 8. How to Use Email Alerts?
  9. 9. What Are the Benefits of Email Alerts?
  10. 10. What Are the Limitations of Email Alerts?
  11. 11. Conclusion</li></li></ul><li>What is RSS?<br /><ul><li>RSS (Really Simple Syndication) or (Rich Site Summary) is a format for delivering regularly changing web content.
  12. 12. Many news-related sites, weblogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed to whoever wants it. </li></li></ul><li>Why Use RSS?<br /><ul><li>Whenwevisitour favorite websitesindividually, one by one, werun the risk of waistingourprecious time, sometimes for littlesatisfactoryresults.</li></li></ul><li>Why Use RSS?<br />Instead of visitingeachwebsiteindividually, youcanreceivethe updates of all the websitesyoulikethroughRSS feed.<br />
  13. 13. How to Use RSS? (Step 1)<br />Have a googleaccount<br /><br />
  14. 14. How to Use RSS? (Step 2)<br />Click on :Add a subscription<br />
  15. 15. How to Use RSS? (Step 3)<br />Paste the URL of the web or the blog youlike to keepbeingupdatedwith.<br />
  16. 16. How to Use RSS?<br />Hereyouwillfindyoursubscriptions’ updates.<br />
  17. 17. What Are the Benefits of RSS?<br /><ul><li>RSS solves the problem for students who regularly use the web. It allows the student to easily stay informed by retrieving the latest content from the sites the student is interested in.
  18. 18. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually. You ensure your privacy and security, by not needing to join each site's email newslette.
  19. 19. RSS is increasingly being used to provide alerts for a range of changes such as changes to stocks and shares, weather forecasts, Web pages, etc. (Brian Kelly)
  20. 20. RSS allows students: Opt-In: you select which feeds to subscribe to. Content:steady stream of fresh web content. Aggregation: you can quickly scan multiple content streams and click on items of interest. Traffic:increased exposure and traffic for web sites (fig. 1).</li></li></ul><li>What Are the Benefits of RSS?<br />Fig. 1: The Impact of RSS on a Website’sTraffic<br />
  21. 21. What Are the Limitations of RSS?<br /><ul><li>RSS allowsyouaccess to the updates of the websitesyouchoose, but thisisnot sufficient to keepabreastwith the changing world of the internet.
  22. 22. Whatis the way out?</li></li></ul><li>What Are Email Alerts?<br /><ul><li>Email Alerts will automatically notify you when results that are relevant to your selected topics become available on the web.</li></li></ul><li>How to Use Email Alerts?<br /><ul><li>You need to have a googleaccount.
  23. 23. Log on:</li></li></ul><li>How to Use Email Alerts? (Step 2)<br /><ul><li>Create a Google Alert</li></li></ul><li>How to Use Email Alerts? (Step 3)<br /><ul><li>Type the searchterms.
  24. 24. Use the quotation marks. </li></ul>E.g: « William Labov ».<br />
  25. 25. How to Use Email Alerts? (Step 4)<br /><ul><li>Choosethe type of yoursearch.
  26. 26. You have 4 choices: news, web, comprehensive, groups.</li></li></ul><li>How to Use Email Alerts? (Step 5)<br /><ul><li>Choosehow oftenyouwant to benotified.
  27. 27. You have 3 choices: once a day, once a week, as-it-happens.</li></li></ul><li>How to Use Email Alerts? (Step 6)<br /><ul><li>You choosethe email length.
  28. 28. You have twochoices: Up to 20 results, Up to 50 results.</li></li></ul><li>How to Use Email Alerts? (Step 7)<br /><ul><li>Choosewhereyouwantthe alerts to bedelivered to.
  29. 29. You have 2 choices: your email, or as feed.
  30. 30. Click on CreateAlert.</li></li></ul><li>How to Use Email Alerts? (Step 8)<br />Edit<br />Delete<br />New Alert<br />You canedit, or deleteyoursearch items, or create new alerts.<br />
  31. 31. What Are the Benefits of Email Alerts?<br /><ul><li>Instead of browsing and sifting the web, looking for the latest information you are intrested in, email alertscanbringyou the latest blog posts, videos and discussions through the web about whatyouneed on daily basis.
  32. 32. Email alertssave the student time and effort. Instead of searching for the information, information itselfcomes to the student’sinbox.</li></li></ul><li>What Are the Limitations of Email Alerts?<br /><ul><li>Email alertsdo not enableyou to follow the updates of givenwebsites.
  33. 33. Email alertscanbecomplementary to RSS, but theycannot replace it.</li></li></ul><li>Conclusion<br /><ul><li>Internet isgrowingveryfast, and isbecoming more and more challenging to keep up with.
  34. 34. RSS and email alerts are toolsthat have enabled us to keepinformedwithour favorite websites and blogs withless effort and time.</li></li></ul><li>Thankyouverymuch<br />
  35. 35. References<br /><ul><li>RSS / More than Just News Feeds, Brian Kelly. (P. 226).
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  38. 38. (Fig. 1)</li>