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Gators Using an aggregator

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  • 1. ‘ Gators Using an Aggregator
  • 2. Aggregator:
    • A feed aggregator, also known as a feed reader, news reader or simply aggregator, is client software or a Web application that aggregates syndicated web content such as news headlines, blogs, and podcasts in a single location for easy viewing. (wikipedia)
  • 3. Why?
    • Aggregators regularly check websites for updates, so you don’t have to
    • You are creating a “personal newspaper”
    What?
    • RSS Feeds: ‘really simple syndication’
  • 4. How?
  • 5. Google Reader
    • Sign up
    • Start surfing
      • In Firefox, look for the Orange Button:
      • Click it to add the link to your Reader account
    • Or add addresses from the Google Reader Home page:
  • 6. Bloglines
    • Sign up
    • Click “Add”
    • Enter your list of favorite sites
  • 7. Who?
    • You!
    • Open your e-mail and ‘gator every morning to see what’s new at:
      • www.nekls.org – NEKLS Web site
      • Tech.nekls.org – Tech knowledgebase
      • Blog.nekls.org – Tech Blog
      • www.nexpresslibrary.org – NExpress/Koha
      • Peer Library Web sites – check up on friends!
      • Any other site that has an RSS feed!