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Co-written and presented with Marco Campana for April 2010 Techsoup Canada NetTuesday.

Co-written and presented with Marco Campana for April 2010 Techsoup Canada NetTuesday.

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  • Can’t recommend RSS highly enough to anyone who monitors research developments, media, public reaction, or any other sort of information. It saves A LOT of time. It’s not just for blogs -- these days any site that updates regularly tends to have an RSS feed, and we’ll look at a number of different things you can monitor using an RSS reader.

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  • 1. 13/ 04 / 10 TechSoup Canada Toronto Net Tuesday RSS: What's in it for me? Marco Campana, Maytree Robyn Kalda, Health Nexus
  • 2. What are we doing online?
    • Listening
    • Working Together
    • Providing Information
  • 3.  
  • 4. The basics
    • “ Really Simple Syndication”
    • RSS in Plain English video: http://commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english
  • 5. Dive right in Flickr photo by Will Lion
  • 6. Listening Flickr photo by niclindh
  • 7. Three Questions to Refine Your Listening Strategy
    • Why are you listening? What are your mission goals?
    • Come up with at least Five Ways You Plan To Use the Information ( link to day-to-day action)
    • Internal Process – how will you organize your listening?
    • http://beth.typepad.com/beths_blog/2009/02/getting-your-nonprofit-organization-ready-to-listen-.html
  • 8. Finding Feeds
    • Where would you normally look for this information?
    • Google Reader recommendations
    • Twitter
    • Google, of course
  • 9. Websites
  • 10. WatchThatPage.com
  • 11. News sites
  • 12. News sites
  • 13. News sites
  • 14. Journal ToCs
  • 15. Google Alerts
  • 16. Google News
  • 17. Twitter Hashtags
  • 18. Twitter Search http:// search.twitter.com /
  • 19. Finding Feeds – What's New and Next?
  • 20. Working Together Flickr photo by Ryancr
  • 21. Twitter
  • 22. Flickr contacts
  • 23. Delicious network
  • 24. Diigo links
  • 25. Finding the Right Tool
    • So, you’ve got all these great sites and sources and, now, you’re overwhelmed and wondering how to manage it all.
    • Time to find the right tool!
  • 26. Finding the Right Tool - Netvibes
  • 27. Finding the Right Tool - Bloglines
  • 28. Finding the Right Tool - Google Reader http:// reader.google.com
  • 29. Better GReader Firefox Add-on
  • 30. Better GReader Firefox Add-on
  • 31. Finding the Right Tool - iGoogle
  • 32. Finding the Right Tool - Feedly
    • Fee dly extension gives Google Reader a magazine-like feel
  • 33. Using Google Reader
    • Folders
    • Tags
  • 34. Providing Information Flickr photo by enuwy
  • 35. Shared items
  • 36. Share Any Web Page
  • 37. Sharing your tagged items Look for “Manage subscriptions” in tiny blue text in the bottom left corner
  • 38. Ways to share tagged items
  • 39. Public pages for tags
  • 40. Ways to share tagged items Reader2Tweet
  • 41. Adding a feed to a website Easy way: Use Google Reader
  • 42. Adding a feed to a website Less-easy way: Embed directly
    • If your website uses a CMS such as Drupal, explore your options
    • Some sites (such as Delicious and Diigo) have built special tools to help with this task
    • Or, get a techie
  • 43. Importing and Exporting
  • 44. Sending items to other services
  • 45. RSS to Email
  • 46.  
  • 47. Throwing It All Together
  • 48. Useful Resources
  • 49.