Bloggingthe World Of Work

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Bloggingthe World Of Work

  1. 1. Blogging the World of Work Christian Miller Reference, Instruction and Outreach Coordinator Martin P. Catherwood Library
  2. 2. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Readers </li></ul><ul><li>What to look for </li></ul>Welcome!
  3. 3. What are blogs? <ul><li>Short for “web logs” </li></ul><ul><li>Provide commentary or news on a particular subject </li></ul><ul><li>Link to sources on the web, these could be articles, videos, audio files, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually in reverse chronological order </li></ul>
  4. 4. Finding Blogs <ul><li>Google Blog Search – http://blogsearch.google.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Technorati – www.technorati.com </li></ul><ul><li>Ask! Blog Search – http://www.ask.com/?tool= bls </li></ul>
  5. 5. Blog Example <ul><li>Catherwood Blog: </li></ul><ul><li>https://blogs.cit.cornell.edu/catherwood </li></ul>
  6. 6. What is RSS? <ul><li>Really Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Makes Blogs into “ Feeds ” </li></ul><ul><li>“ RSS Readers ” quickly and automatically determine if the feed has been updated </li></ul><ul><li>Collects all updates in one place </li></ul>
  7. 7. RSS Readers <ul><li>Google Reader – www.google.com/reader </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines – www.bloglines.com </li></ul><ul><li>Litefeeds – www.litefeeds.com </li></ul><ul><li>Many, many more </li></ul>
  8. 8. Adding Subscriptions <ul><li>From inside the reader (‘Add subscriptions’) </li></ul><ul><li>From the blog itself </li></ul>
  9. 9. Not Just for Blogs! <ul><li>Follow any web site with Page2RSS </li></ul><ul><li>www.page2rss.com </li></ul><ul><li>Many web sites have RSS feeds </li></ul><ul><li>New York Times, Wall Street Journal, etc. </li></ul>
  10. 10. What To Watch For <ul><li>Number of posts </li></ul><ul><li>Date of last post </li></ul><ul><li>Tone </li></ul><ul><li>Political leaning </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Miller </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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