An Introduction To RSS Readers: Google Reader and Netvibes

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  • 1. An Introduction To RSS Readers: Google Reader and Netvibes Brian Kelly UKOLN University of Bath Bath, BA2 7AY Email [email_address] UKOLN is supported by: http://www.ukoln.ac.uk/web-focus/events/meetings/ukoln-20080520/ About This Talk This talk and accompanying screencast provides an introduction to the Google Reader and Netvibes tools for reading RSS feeds. This work is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licence (but note caveat) Resources bookmarked using ‘ ukoln-20080520 ' tag
  • 2. About Me and About UKOLN
    • Brian Kelly:
      • UK Web Focus: a Web advisory post based at UKOLN
      • Funded by JISC and MLA to advise HE/FE and cultural heritage sectors
      • Web enthusiast since Jan 1993
      • A fan of RSS!
    • UKOLN:
      • National centre of expertise in digital information management
      • Located at the University of Bath
  • 3. My Google Reader Home Page
  • 4. The JISC IE Team Blog (1)
  • 5. The JISC IE Team Blog (2)
  • 6. JISC News
  • 7. JISC Funding Calls
  • 8. My Web 2.0 Service Providers
  • 9. UKOLN RSS Feeds
  • 10. UKOLN In The News
  • 11. Reminder Of How A Blog Looks
  • 12. RSS For Syndication
  • 13. Searching The Feeds
  • 14. Your Contacts Shared Feeds
  • 15. Adding RSS Feeds (in Firefox)
  • 16. Adding RSS Feeds (in Firefox)
  • 17. Netvibes
  • 18. Viewing Project Deliverables
  • 19. RSS For Events (1)
  • 20. RSS For Events (2)
  • 21. Viewing Email
  • 22. Personal Use
  • 23. Public Netvibes Page
  • 24. Adding Feeds To Netvibes 1 2 3 4
  • 25. Comparisons
    • Types of RSS readers:
      • Web-based (1): Google Reader, Bloglines, …
      • Web-based (2): Netvibes, Pageflakes, …
      • Desktop: Feedreader, Blogbridge, …
      • Mobile: RSS delivered via SMS; iPhone/Nokia N95 RSS readers, …
    • Which to choose:
      • Power users may prefer desktop or Web-based (1)
      • Web-based (2) may appeal
      • Advantages in organisations / peers adopting common approach
  • 26. Conclusions
    • RSS readers:
      • Allow users to quickly process information sources
      • More effective than visiting Web pages
      • Useful for various purposes:
        • Information gathering
        • Business intelligence
        • Brand management
      • Need to gain better understanding of best practices and personal preferences (e.g. how to structure feeds)