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This was the presentation made to the members of Telugu Journalists Association by K. Srinivasan at Chennai

This was the presentation made to the members of Telugu Journalists Association by K. Srinivasan at Chennai

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  • 1. How to grab news from net? by K. Srinivasan
  • 2. What we will discuss today
    • Present trend of the internet
    • Aggregators / readers
    • Methods of using these readers
    • Live demonstration
  • 3. Present trend
    • Globally, out of 6.5 bn population 1.1 bn use net (17% penetration)
    • In Asia, out of 3.7 bn population 0.4 bn use net (10% penetration)
  • 4. Present trend - Asia
    • Hongkong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan have more than 60 percent penetration
    • India 5.4 percent. (around 6 crore users)
  • 5. Blogs and Podcasts
    • Emergence of citizens’ journalism concept
    • Estimated blogs of around 100 million globally (India may be around 1 lakh)
    • Audio podcasts and video podcats
  • 6. What journalists want
    • Latest information on the net on the subject of their choice – unpublished by any mainline media
    • Latest published information by mainline media
  • 7. Draw the information
    • Information scattered
    • How to grab the information to the desktop
    • Subscribe information to your email (push)
    • Go to their site and grab (pull)
  • 8. Have you seen elsewhere?
  • 9. What are all these?
  • 10. About RSS / Atom feed
    • They are in xml format
    • They help to syndicate the information
    • You can subscribe directly to any reader through RSS / Atom feed
  • 11. RSS
    • Resource Description framework (RDF) – invented by an Indian
    • RDF site summary
    • Rich Site summary
    • Really Simple Syndication
  • 12. How RSS will help?
    • Drags the headlines and summary of the information to your “feed reader” or desktop simultaneously
    • Web based feed readers and
    • RSS reader softwares to download to your desktop
  • 13. Web based feed readers
    • Plenty of web based feed readers or news readers are available on the net
    • Some of them are shown in the link http://www.addtoany.com/lists/feedreaders/
  • 14. Feed readers
  • 15.  
  • 16. Google reader
  • 17. Advantages of Google reader
    • Easy to operate
    • You can add the feed by just typing the web URL of the site
    • Well organised
  • 18. Downloadable RSS readers
    • Plenty of RSS readers available on the net (both priced and free)
    • Open source softwares are free
    • Try www.rssreader.com
  • 19.  
  • 20. Advantages
    • Easy and user friendly operation
    • You can get the feed direct to your desk top with headlines and description
    • If you want to read fully, you can click and get the content
    • You get the alert with a ‘pop up’ and sound
  • 21. Some more useful sites
    • www.digg.com
    • www.reddit.com
    • www.1stheadlines.com
    • www.samachar.com
  • 22. Useful search engines
    • www.blogger.com
    • www.sunsuna.com
    • www.blogstreet.com
    • www.technorati.com
  • 23. Live demo
    • Now we can see some live sdemo of some sites
  • 24. Thanks
    • K. Srinivasan
    • www.primepointfoundation.org
    • www.indiavision2020.org
    • 94440 50273