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News Feeds &  Social Bookmarking   Practical skills for managing  information overload   Ian Watson Knowledge & Informatio...
RSS  Really Simple Syndication <ul><li>Also known as: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>News feeds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul...
Keeping up to date The Old Way Blogs http://edu.blogs.com/edublogs/ Web sites http://www.guardian.co.uk/society Millions o...
Keeping up to date The New Way <ul><ul><li>Look for the symbol on your favourite web sites  </li></ul></ul>Updated content...
Two Steps <ul><li>1.  Choose a reader </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.com/reader </li></ul><ul><li>www.bloglines.com </li></u...
Click on the icon Click 'Subscribe' Example, using Internet Explorer 7
Whenever there is anything new on these sites, you can see at glance in your browser
You can organise your feeds into folders
Try finding and setting up feeds from these sites <ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/rss/32234...
Make your own feed on you own topic <ul><li>http://news.google.co.uk/advanced_news_search </li></ul>
Google Feed Reader <ul><li>Sign up  for a Google  account:  www.google.com /reader  </li></ul><ul><li>Google will offer so...
Bookmarking  <ul><li>The Old Way </li></ul>Web 2.0
Problems <ul><li>Hierarchical folders are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hard to organise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>not easy to se...
The New Way <ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>A method for remembering sites you have visited and sharing them ...
Three things <ul><li>Getting Started </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Register with  http://del.icio.us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>al...
<ul><li>Add the del.icio.us buttons to Internet Explorer   http://del.icio.us/help/ie/extension </li></ul>
After installing buttons, a  'tag' icon appears on the toolbar.  Click the icon when you want to bookmark the current page...
Type in some tags (keywords) to describe this site Tags are suggested You don't have to let others see what you are bookma...
Building a network Click the delicious button Your bookmarks on delicious appear You can search  either your own bookmarks...
This page bookmarked by 1082 other people.  Click the link to see who is bookmarking it
Read what others said about this page See what other sites have been bookmarked by these users
If you like what this person is bookmarking, you can add him to your network  And you can see who is in his network
And I will appear as one of his 'fans' – you can choose to add 'fans' to your network or not Joevans is now in my network
When you tag a page, you can mark it for the attention of people in your network
When someone in my network tags something for me I can see it by clicking 'Links for you'  And I can set up an RSS feed to...
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  1. 1. News Feeds & Social Bookmarking Practical skills for managing information overload Ian Watson Knowledge & Information Manager Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services
  2. 2. RSS Really Simple Syndication <ul><li>Also known as: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>News feeds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>feeds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>XML feeds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>syndicated content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>web feeds </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Purpose: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Saves you visiting websites frequently to check for new content </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Instead the content is sent to you </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>News stories </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Latest posting to a blog </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Audio </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>A short video: http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english
  3. 3. Keeping up to date The Old Way Blogs http://edu.blogs.com/edublogs/ Web sites http://www.guardian.co.uk/society Millions of possible sites to check for anything new Very time consuming
  4. 4. Keeping up to date The New Way <ul><ul><li>Look for the symbol on your favourite web sites </li></ul></ul>Updated content delivered to your computer
  5. 5. Two Steps <ul><li>1. Choose a reader </li></ul><ul><li>www.google.com/reader </li></ul><ul><li>www.bloglines.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.newsgator.com </li></ul><ul><li>my.yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>Or use your browser: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Explorer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefox </li></ul></ul>2. Set up a connection between your reader and the web site (known as subscribing )‏ ..... just look for the icon....
  6. 6. Click on the icon Click 'Subscribe' Example, using Internet Explorer 7
  7. 7. Whenever there is anything new on these sites, you can see at glance in your browser
  8. 8. You can organise your feeds into folders
  9. 9. Try finding and setting up feeds from these sites <ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/help/rss/3223484.stm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.guardian.co.uk/society </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.out-law.com/page-5987 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.jisclegal.ac.uk/news.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/obituaries/ </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>http://edu.blogs.com/edublogs/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://ukwebfocus.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.iriss.ac.uk </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/feeds/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://bjsw.oxfordjournals.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.iriss.ac.uk/grazr </li></ul>
  10. 10. Make your own feed on you own topic <ul><li>http://news.google.co.uk/advanced_news_search </li></ul>
  11. 11. Google Feed Reader <ul><li>Sign up for a Google account: www.google.com /reader </li></ul><ul><li>Google will offer some bundles of feeds </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bookmarking <ul><li>The Old Way </li></ul>Web 2.0
  13. 13. Problems <ul><li>Hierarchical folders are </li></ul><ul><ul><li>hard to organise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>not easy to search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>time consuming to keep-up-date </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tied to one computer (home / office)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Not shareable </li></ul>
  14. 14. The New Way <ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>A method for remembering sites you have visited and sharing them with others. </li></ul><ul><li>Tap into other people’s favourites. Similar to following up references at the end of an article: if you rate the article/author you are likely to find his/her sources useful. </li></ul>A short video http://www.commoncraft.com/bookmarking-plain-english
  15. 15. Three things <ul><li>Getting Started </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Register with http://del.icio.us </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>alternatives: Connotea, Simpy, Furl, Stumbleupon </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Organising using ‘tags’ (keywords)‏ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Install browser buttons </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Social dimension </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookmarks are public. Others can see yours and vice versa: Thus networks are created </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Add the del.icio.us buttons to Internet Explorer http://del.icio.us/help/ie/extension </li></ul>
  17. 17. After installing buttons, a 'tag' icon appears on the toolbar. Click the icon when you want to bookmark the current page. A dialogue box will appear...
  18. 18. Type in some tags (keywords) to describe this site Tags are suggested You don't have to let others see what you are bookmarking.
  19. 19. Building a network Click the delicious button Your bookmarks on delicious appear You can search either your own bookmarks or everyone's.
  20. 20. This page bookmarked by 1082 other people. Click the link to see who is bookmarking it
  21. 21. Read what others said about this page See what other sites have been bookmarked by these users
  22. 22. If you like what this person is bookmarking, you can add him to your network And you can see who is in his network
  23. 23. And I will appear as one of his 'fans' – you can choose to add 'fans' to your network or not Joevans is now in my network
  24. 24. When you tag a page, you can mark it for the attention of people in your network
  25. 25. When someone in my network tags something for me I can see it by clicking 'Links for you' And I can set up an RSS feed to save me visiting del.icio.us to check for new suggestions!

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