RSS feeds Mini workshop by Nick Dickinson Harry Oosterveen Cor Dietvorst
Overview <ul><li>What is a newsfeed? Why a newsfeed? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>How to use them – Google...
What is a newsfeed? <ul><li>A newsfeed is a stream of syndicated information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information brought tog...
RSS in Plain English A simple introduction
Why use a (RSS) feed reader? Reduce e-mail Manage and organise your subscriptions
What kinds of feeds are available? <ul><li>News feeds  [general CNN, BBC, development news, sector news] </li></ul><ul><li...
Examples of WASH and development feeds [1]  <ul><li>Themes and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>WASH general:  </li></ul><ul><l...
Examples of WASH and development feeds [2]  <ul><li>Regions </li></ul><ul><li>General:  </li></ul><ul><li>World Bank RSS F...
Other examples <ul><li>News sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NRC  front page,  BBC ,  DutchNews.nl ... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>V...
Recognising more RSS Feeds - icons
Google Reader  and  iGoogle for RSS
Google Reader <ul><li>View and read your feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search your feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organise...
<ul><li>FIRST: Login in to  Google Reader </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/reader/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SECON...
iGoogle <ul><li>Personalised home/search page </li></ul><ul><li>A collection of ‘gadgets’ </li></ul><ul><li>Uses </li></ul...
<ul><li>FIRST: Go to  iGoogle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/ig </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select content you...
Search for RSS Feeds <ul><li>1.  Visit a directory of RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Syndic8.com  +  RSS Micro </li></ul><ul>...
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  1. 1. RSS feeds Mini workshop by Nick Dickinson Harry Oosterveen Cor Dietvorst
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>What is a newsfeed? Why a newsfeed? </li></ul><ul><li>Examples </li></ul><ul><li>How to use them – Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>iGoogle </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Where to find feeds </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is a newsfeed? <ul><li>A newsfeed is a stream of syndicated information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information brought together in one place </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Usually focused on a particular topic or website </li></ul><ul><li>Common names: RSS, Atom </li></ul><ul><li>What it means is less important: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RDF Site Summary (RSS 1.0 and RSS 0.90) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. RSS in Plain English A simple introduction
  5. 5. Why use a (RSS) feed reader? Reduce e-mail Manage and organise your subscriptions
  6. 6. What kinds of feeds are available? <ul><li>News feeds [general CNN, BBC, development news, sector news] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog feeds [nearly all blogs offer an RSS feed] </li></ul><ul><li>Tag feeds [blog tags, social bookmarking tags like del.ici.ous ] </li></ul><ul><li>Web site updates [general, by topic/theme] </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletters/journals (e.g. Waterlines ) </li></ul><ul><li>Searches in Google News , Google Blog Search and Google Video </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples of WASH and development feeds [1] <ul><li>Themes and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>WASH general: </li></ul><ul><li>ODI - Theme: Water and Sanitation + Waterlines </li></ul><ul><li>WASH by theme: </li></ul><ul><li>WASH News Finance + WASH News Hygiene Promotion + WASH Governance News + Sanitation Updates + WASH Technology </li></ul><ul><li>General development: </li></ul><ul><li>ELDIS Newsfeeds + ODI News Feeds + SciDev.Net (topic gateways) </li></ul><ul><li>Resources </li></ul><ul><li>WASH Vacancies + WASH Names + WASH Resources + WASH Research </li></ul>
  8. 8. Examples of WASH and development feeds [2] <ul><li>Regions </li></ul><ul><li>General: </li></ul><ul><li>World Bank RSS Feeds (by region and by country) </li></ul><ul><li>International: </li></ul><ul><li>WASH News International </li></ul><ul><li>Africa: </li></ul><ul><li>allAfrica.com: Water and Sanitation + The Southern Africa Water Wire + WASH News Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Asia: </li></ul><ul><li>WASH News Asia & Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>Latin America: </li></ul><ul><li>WASH News Latin America and Caribbean </li></ul><ul><li>Middle East </li></ul><ul><li>EMWIS [feeds for latest news, events and uploads] + WASH News Middle East and North Africa </li></ul>
  9. 9. Other examples <ul><li>News sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NRC front page, BBC , DutchNews.nl ... </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>YouTube channels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>WaterAid </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Music sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>World music central </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MobileActive.org , Tweakers.net </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Recognising more RSS Feeds - icons
  11. 11. Google Reader and iGoogle for RSS
  12. 12. Google Reader <ul><li>View and read your feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search your feeds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organise your feeds under tags/folders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See trends: do you actually read it? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share items/folders of interest with others </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other alternatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MyYahoo! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NewsGator </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>FIRST: Login in to Google Reader </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/reader/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SECOND: find an RSS feed! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to a site that you like to visit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR use a link in this presentation </li></ul></ul>Google Reader Practice
  14. 14. iGoogle <ul><li>Personalised home/search page </li></ul><ul><li>A collection of ‘gadgets’ </li></ul><ul><li>Uses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>feed reader (RSS, google reader) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>organizer (calendar, mail, tasks, notes and bookmarks) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>weather forecast etc. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>FIRST: Go to iGoogle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/ig </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select content you want on your homepage. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SECOND: add your RSS feed! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on “Add stuff »” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on “Add feed or gadget” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paste your feed url into this field. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>THIRD: add Google Reader gadget </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for “Google Reader gadget” from iGoogle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR click here </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://fusion.google.com/add?client=reader&moduleurl=reader.xml </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.google.com/ig/directory?url=www.google.com/ig/modules/reader.xml </li></ul>iGoogle Practice
  16. 16. Search for RSS Feeds <ul><li>1. Visit a directory of RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Syndic8.com + RSS Micro </li></ul><ul><li>2. Search for RSS feeds on your Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Add Subscription, enter search terms </li></ul><ul><li>3. Most blogs have an RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>See the Ask IRC overview of WASH blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Search for blogs via Technorati .or Google Blog Search </li></ul><ul><li>4. Look for feed icons on your favourite web site </li></ul>
  17. 17. Questions and Feedback
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