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