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Feeding Frenzy


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Don't waste your time looking for information. Get the information you want to come to you. Feeds (RSS) are everywhere and a great way to reduce your email while still keeping up-to-date.

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Feeding Frenzy

  1. 1. Feeding Frenzy: An Introduction to Web Syndication
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What are syndication feeds? </li></ul><ul><li>Why you want them </li></ul><ul><li>How to get them - options </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of their use </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul>
  3. 3. What are Syndication Feeds? <ul><li>A method for subscribing to a Web site’s content so that you are automatically delivered new content upon publication/posting. </li></ul><ul><li>http://en. wikipedia . org/wiki/Web_syndication </li></ul>
  4. 4. Confusing Because… <ul><li>Syndication Feeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Atom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Funny, unexplained graphic </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Do You Want Them? <ul><li>Save time </li></ul><ul><li>Stay current - don’t miss things </li></ul><ul><li>Comes to you - no browsing </li></ul><ul><li>Value-added (re-aggregation, filtering, social objects) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Demonstration
  7. 7. Next Steps… <ul><li>Use what you’ve learned </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on an aggregator to try </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to eXtension feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribe to other feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Teach/Evangelize- </li></ul>
  8. 8. Discussion/Questions