Using Netvibes  as an Aggregator Sharon K. Goetz 2009-08-27
What is Netvibes? <ul><li>Lets you create custom page with widgets </li></ul><ul><li>(Widgets are little boxes with neat t...
Log in or look around?
 
Change the theme
… less distracting
Clear away starter widgets
Add your feeds and widgets
No RSS/Atom feed? (see http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/02/rss-best-design-practices-and-icons/)
Page2RSS service
Add converted feed
Added CLIR feed—bare
In sum—
What else?
Public pages
Real sample #1
Real sample #2
Other possibilities <ul><li>iGoogle + Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>My Yahoo!, recently given a facelift </li></ul><ul><...
 
iGoogle and Twitter:  requires Google Desktop
 
 
Facebook stripped down
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Ever had the feeling that you can't keep track of all of your accounts, profiles, and feeds? These slides from a six-minute lightning talk show how to get started with Netvibes, a web-based aggregator, with an eye on library use. Tucked in at the end: similar setups in iGoogle, My Yahoo!, Bloglines Beta.

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  1. 1. Using Netvibes as an Aggregator Sharon K. Goetz 2009-08-27
  2. 2. What is Netvibes? <ul><li>Lets you create custom page with widgets </li></ul><ul><li>(Widgets are little boxes with neat things in them) </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregates— centralizes —content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Live data: weather, stocks, headlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS/Atom feeds (website updates) </li></ul></ul><ul><li> Less time spent visiting individual sites </li></ul>
  3. 3. Log in or look around?
  4. 5. Change the theme
  5. 6. … less distracting
  6. 7. Clear away starter widgets
  7. 8. Add your feeds and widgets
  8. 9. No RSS/Atom feed? (see http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/11/02/rss-best-design-practices-and-icons/)
  9. 10. Page2RSS service
  10. 11. Add converted feed
  11. 12. Added CLIR feed—bare
  12. 13. In sum—
  13. 14. What else?
  14. 15. Public pages
  15. 16. Real sample #1
  16. 17. Real sample #2
  17. 18. Other possibilities <ul><li>iGoogle + Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>My Yahoo!, recently given a facelift </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul><ul><li>… None of these really integrates social networking; depends on your preference. </li></ul>
  18. 20. iGoogle and Twitter: requires Google Desktop
  19. 23. Facebook stripped down
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