13/ 04 / 10 TechSoup Canada Toronto Net Tuesday RSS: What's in it for me? Marco Campana, Maytree  Robyn Kalda, Health Nexus
What are we doing online? <ul><li>Listening </li></ul><ul><li>Working Together </li></ul><ul><li>Providing Information </l...
 
The basics <ul><li>“ Really Simple Syndication” </li></ul><ul><li>RSS in Plain English video: http://commoncraft.com/rss_p...
Dive right in Flickr  photo  by Will Lion
Listening Flickr photo by  niclindh
Three Questions to Refine Your Listening Strategy <ul><li>Why are you listening?  What are your mission goals? </li></ul><...
Finding Feeds <ul><li>Where would you normally look for this information? </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader recommendations ...
Websites
WatchThatPage.com
News sites
News sites
News sites
Journal ToCs
Google Alerts
Google News
Twitter Hashtags
Twitter Search http:// search.twitter.com /
Finding Feeds – What's New and Next?
Working Together Flickr  photo  by Ryancr
Twitter
Flickr contacts
Delicious network
Diigo links
Finding the Right Tool <ul><li>So, you’ve got all these great sites and sources and, now, you’re overwhelmed and wondering...
Finding the Right Tool - Netvibes
Finding the Right Tool - Bloglines
Finding the Right Tool -  Google Reader http:// reader.google.com
Better GReader Firefox Add-on
Better GReader Firefox Add-on
Finding the Right Tool - iGoogle
Finding the Right Tool - Feedly <ul><li>Fee dly  extension gives Google Reader a magazine-like feel </li></ul>
Using Google Reader <ul><li>Folders </li></ul><ul><li>Tags </li></ul>
Providing Information Flickr  photo  by enuwy
Shared items
Share Any Web Page
Sharing your tagged items Look for “Manage subscriptions” in tiny blue text in the bottom left corner
Ways to share tagged items
Public pages for tags
Ways to share tagged items Reader2Tweet
Adding a feed to a website Easy way: Use Google Reader
Adding a feed to a website Less-easy way: Embed directly <ul><li>If your website uses a CMS such as Drupal, explore your o...
Importing and Exporting
Sending items to other services
RSS to Email
 
Throwing It All Together
Useful Resources
 
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RSS: What's in it for me?

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

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