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RSS: What's in it for me?

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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.