Delivering Information Directly To Your Computer Or Smart
L Porter Oct 22, 2011
RSS FeedsGoogle AlertsTwitter Facebook LinkedInTweetdeck SM AggregatorBrowser: iGoogle Google MyYahooFirefox/Safari…Smartphone “Apps”: Depending on your providermany of the programs discussed are available asfree apps for the phone
Too much informationToo little time◦ But its important to keep upHow can I manage it?
RSS (often dubbed Really Simple Syndication) is a family ofweb feed formats used to publish frequently updatedworks—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, andvideo—in a standardized format.◦ Stay informed by automatically retrieving◦ Save time by not needing to visit each site◦ Aggregate multiple feeds into one placeThe orange square with white radio waves is the industrystandard for RSS and Atom feeds
Web-based reader◦ Google Reader◦ Available anywhere you can log into GMailBrowser-based reader◦ Easy to use◦ Part of your “Favorites” or “Bookmarks” in your browserStandalone reader◦ Easy to use◦ Specific to the hardware on which it is installed
Look for the “rss feed” link or RSS symbol on theweb pageClick on the link and follow instructions
Google Alerts are emails sent to you when Google findsnew results -- such as web pages, newspaper articles, orblogs -- that match your search term.You can use Google Alerts to monitor anything on theWeb.For example, people use Google Alerts for:◦ Monitoring industries, competitors, companies or products.◦ Monitor a developing news story, themselves, etcGo to www.google.com/alerts◦ Enter a query; Select type and frequency; Enter your (any) email address◦ If there are new results, Google Alerts sends them to you in an email.
Twitter is a free social networking website that lets users share shortmessages, known as tweets‘.It’s a great business information tool to have short concise summaries ofarticles delivered directly to your computer or phoneWho tweets? WSJ, Forbes, Local News, Sports, HBR, Job Sites……You control who you follow: The people you follow determine the value ofthe contentYou can just “watch” or you can interact:Linkedin allows you to connect a twitter account so you can share material onboth at same time.
Facebook is not just personal-its your choice!Delivers business, brand, publication informationSearch for a business/news source you want tofollow and “like” that pageIts’ feeds will show up on your Facebook page
Deliver information to your linkedin “home”◦ Groups you join◦ Companies/recruiters/people you follow◦ Follow recruiters and people of interestLinkedin smart phone apps
TweetDeck/Hootsuite are aggregating applications forTwitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Buzz, Foursquare, andMySpace.Allows users to send and receive tweets, updates and viewprofiles.Users can split the program into columns which showdifferent social media sources on the same screen.Personally manage 3 twitter accounts and have a linked inand facebook account-all show on the same screen withtweetdeck.Use TweetDeck/Hootsuite from a smartphone
Google and Yahoo and others allow you toaggregate content onto one screen-social media,RSS feeds, email accounts, news, calendar etcGo to tools and add them to your desktop