Introduction To RSS


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The slides I used yesterday (9/23/09) for an Intro to RSS class

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Introduction To RSS

  1. 1. Introduction to RSS
  2. 2. Why am I here again???? <ul><li>Why bother with this RSS whooey? </li></ul><ul><li>What is RSS? </li></ul><ul><li>Other terms of unimportance..hmmm? </li></ul><ul><li>Can I really control the web? </li></ul><ul><li>Hands on with RSS (finally!) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Bother.. <ul><li>RSS allows you to control the content of the web… the web comes to you instead of you going to the web.. </li></ul><ul><li>You can screen information from many sources much faster..skip the boring, get to the good stuff! </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t believe me?? We’ll picture’s don’t lie! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Before RSS
  5. 5. After RSS
  6. 6. What is RSS <ul><li>Really Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Rich Site Summery </li></ul><ul><li>RSS is a standard format to label and organize information from newest to oldest. </li></ul><ul><li>It allows content to be updated cleanly, and consistently. </li></ul><ul><li>It allows for content to be delivered to you via an RSS feed </li></ul>
  7. 7. Terms of Unimportance?!? <ul><li>RSS Feed : A list of notifications of new and updated information from a website/blog. Contains header,date, and the informational content. </li></ul><ul><li>Organizes the information so that it can be delivered to you </li></ul><ul><li>It is how you subscribe to the information on the website/blog </li></ul>
  8. 8. Terms of Unimportance?!? <ul><li>Subscribe to an RSS Feed : This is the process of adding the feed to your feed reader or aggregator </li></ul><ul><li>Feed Reader / Aggregator : This is the software which allows you to add, delete, and read the feeds to which you subscribe. This software can be web based or desktop software. </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Deathmatch: Web Based vs. Desktop! </li></ul>
  9. 9. So..all websites have RSS right, Mr. Promiser of All Good Things?? <ul><li>We’ll not quite…WHAT!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Good news, most do! </li></ul><ul><li>Bad news, not all do! </li></ul><ul><li>But… we can fix that too! </li></ul>
  10. 10. For Websites/Blogs that have RSS <ul><li>How do I find this feed to add to my reader? </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the symbol </li></ul><ul><li>Or…Look for the words (RSS, XML,Feeds, Atom) </li></ul><ul><li>Some are easier to find than others </li></ul><ul><li>Lets play a game! </li></ul>
  11. 11. For Websites/Blogs Without Feeds <ul><li>Just create your own.. Yes, its that simple! </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  12. 12. Ready to Take RSS for a Spin? <ul><li>Create a Google account </li></ul><ul><li>Dissect the Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Add a feed </li></ul><ul><li>Manage a feed </li></ul><ul><li>Search for feeds within the Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Questions (you mean you have some?) </li></ul><ul><li>See handout for other resources and information…or visit, </li></ul>