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Presentation #3 - UCSD Libraries Staff Development Workshop Series on Web 2.0 Technologies, delivered February 23, 2007

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  • UCSD Libraries Web 2.0 Workshop Week 3 – RSS/Podcasts Teri M. Vogel February 23, 2007
  • Objectives (Week 3)
    • What the heck is RSS?
      • RSS in the Web 2.0 universe
    • Using RSS Feeds
      • Pulling ( Readers )
      • Pushing (RSS/JS, Re-Mixers)
    • RSS Resources
    • Podcasts
      • locating and capturing --not creating
  • RSS
    • (2003-2004) Way to keep up with new blog postings w/o 1) checking blogs over and over, or 2) using e-mail alerts.
    • (2007) Way to keep up with new/updated content on many websites (2.0 & otherwise) w/o checking.......and to repackage or redistribute that content for using elsewhere.
  • http://kosmar.de/archives/2005/11/11/the-huge-cloud-lens-bubble-map-web20/     
  • RSS Feed Basics
    • aka feeds, web feeds, newsfeeds, etc.
    • specifications: 1.0, 2.0, ATOM...
      • .xml, .rss, .rdf
    • Really Simple Syndication
    • XML file that’s a syndication of website content
      • Site gets updated...file gets updated
      • XML – usually not read unaided
  • RSS Feed Basics
    • Distributes & repurposes content
      • vs. blogs/wikis (create content)
    • No standard to identify RSS-enabled sites
      • Text, graphical cues
      • Autodiscovery: IE, Firefox, Safari
    • To Read Feeds??
      • RSS READER (AGGREGATOR)
  • PULL RSS Feeds --Bloglines
    • Login
    • Copy feed (URL)
    • Click add/subscribe
    • Paste feed
    • Subscribe
    • http://www.bloglines.com/
  • You + RSS Reader
    • YOU
    • Select [subscribe] RSS feeds
    • Read what you want,
      • save, clip, e-mail items
      • organize feeds
      • de-select [unsubscribe] feeds with a click
    • RSS READER
    • Checks website [feed] for fresh content
    • Pulls in new content
      • Title, date stamp, link to full article
      • All-some-none of the article
      • Readable, automated
  • Information Flow, 1 YOU Blogs News Sites Databases E-Journals / E-Magazines ?????? Checking for Updates E-Mail Alerting
  • http:// RSS Reader Reader “pings” to check if feed (page/site) has been updated) New feed content pulled back into reader Titles | Dates | Links | Authors | Content** YOU Information Flow, 2
  • Exercise
    • Open 2 browser windows
    • 1 – Go to http://www.bloglines.com/ and login
      • Username/password on board
    • 2 – Find a website with RSS feeds
      • Select, copy feed
    • 1 – Go back to Bloglines, then Feeds  Add  Paste Feed  SUBSCRIBE
  • RSS Readers http:// allrss.com/rssreaders.html
    • Web Based
      • Bloglines
      • Google Reader
      • Rojo
    • Desktop - choices arranged by OS
      • Feed Demon
      • NetNewsWire
    • Browser Integrated
      • Sage (Firefox), Safari (OS X)
  • Google Reader Example Configure Firefox to add feeds to Google Reader
  • RSS – Pull Technology
    • Advantages (KM)
    • Concentrates INFORMATION
    • Current awareness/alerting
      • Customizable (“newspaper”)
    • Saves time
    • Challenge
    • Need to use the information
    • Don’t go overboard with feeds
  • Looking for RSS Feeds? http://www.allrss.com/rssfeeds.html http://www.allrss.com/rssdirectories.html http://www.allrss.com/rsssearch.html
    • Blogs
      • Entries/comments
      • ‘ Subscribe’ buttons
      • Feedburner
        • Statistics
    • Wikis
    • Social Bookmarking
      • User or Tag
    • News Outlets
    • Magazines
    • E-Journals
    • News Searches
      • Google, Yahoo, Moreover
    • Databases
      • PubMed, Compendex, Web of Science, Business Source Premier
    • RSS Icon Gallery - http://www.rssicongallery.com/
    • Free RSS Graphic Tool - http://www.feedforall.com/public/rss-graphic-tool.htm
  • PUSHING RSS Feeds
    • R in R SS = remix, repackage, redistribute, repurpose
    • Using RSS to display/push information from one website to another
      • Dynamically updated content
  • RSS  JavaScript BLOG JavaScript WEBPAGE WEBPAGE with HEADLINES RSS  JS
    • RSS Feed (blog, journal, news, database, RSS reader, wiki....)
    • Convert to JavaScript and copy ‘text’ block
    • Paste block of ‘text’ on website (wiki, blog...)
      • Freestanding
        • http://scilib.ucsd.edu/
        • http://units.sla.org/division/dche/
      • Feed or HTML/JavaScript widget
        • http://scilib3.blogspot.com/
        • http://scilib3.pbwiki.com/
    RSS  JavaScript Tools http://allrss.com/rssresources.html http://feed2js.org/
    • Aggregates multiple feeds into single feed (mashup)
    • Yahoo Pipes ( http://pipes.yahoo.com/ ) – Feb 07
      • Create your own feeds
      • Remix feeds & search engines, customize
      • private or publish
        • Science News (Science, Nature, SciAm, NYT)
        • http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/QhDwGL7C2xGyHUa_JjBjOg/
    Re-Mixing RSS Feeds http://allrss.com/rssremixers.html
  • Podcasts
    • ≈ blog of audio files
      • Software requirements
        • Recording
        • RSS feed (enclosures)
    • Subscribing
      • RSS reader
      • iTunes
    • Odiogo ( http://www.odiogo.com/ )
      • Blog/RSS  Text-to-Audio  Podcasts
  • Podcast Directories
    • iTunes
    • Podcast411 http://www.podcast411.com/
    • Podcasting News http://www.podcastingnews.com/forum/links.php
  •  
  • Recap
    • RSS’ role in Web 2.0
      • Ubiquitous, built-in feature
        • Blogs, social bookmarking, wikis.....
        • +News, Databases, Journals, OPAC***
      • Info/KM (pitfalls)
      • Remixing, repackaging from one tool to another
    • Audio/video (--casting)