How to tailor your information needs

BLOGS AND RSS IN 2009
WHAT IS A BLOG?
Blog is short for
   “weblog”
It is a free
online tool
It is an
online journal
It is great for
     social
 networking
It is a website
You do the
writing and
publishing
It is NOT a good
  place for your
 personal diary
Nor for “stream of
 consciousness”
     writing
WHY BLOG?
It is a perfect
place to create
  your profile
Join the
conversation
Market yourself
Chronicle a
  project
Express your
   ideas
Express your
 creativity
Share stuff
For education
and professional
 development
For fun
WHAT IS RSS?
RSS is the vehicle
 for delivering
   blog posts
Really Simple
 Syndication
See online
 definitions –
try Wikipedia
No need to visit
individual blogs
  and websites
Blog updates sent
 directly to you
Web surfing
made easy
Absolute control
  of filtering
  to suit you
WHY RSS?
This is the key to
   RSS is the your
    tailoring
  vehicle for
     information
delivering blog
      posts
You read
  RSS is the
     and listen
  vehicle for
delivering blog
     posts
You the
 RSS is learn
  vehicle for
delivering blog
     posts
You become more
  RSS is the
        aware
  vehicle for
delivering blog
     posts
You develop
  RSS is the
   professionally
  vehicle for
delivering blog
     posts
You tune in to the
  conversation
It is easy and
  RSSefficient
         is the
  vehicle for
delivering blog
     posts
WALK BEFORE YOU RUN
Don’t dive
   It is easy and
 straight into
       efficient
creating your
   own blog
Learn about
  It is easy and
the power of
      efficient
   RSS first
Set up an
    It is easy and
account with a
        efficient
free RSS reader
It looks like
   It is easy and
email but it’s
       efficient
very different
Blogs are
   It is easy and
 updated and
       efficient
   delivered
directly to you
No need to
  It is easy and
search or visit
      efficient
  blog sites
THINGS TO LEARN
Social –
  RSS is the
      how to
  vehicle for
     converse
delivering blog
     posts
Etiquette –
  RSS is the
     what is
  vehicle for
    acceptable
delivering blog
     posts
Technical –
  RSS is the
  how to drive
  vehicle for
  the blog tools
delivering blog
     posts
Technology –
  RSS is the date
 keep up to
  vehicle latest
     with  for
delivering blog
  developments
     posts
Literary –
   RSS is the
  improve your
  vehicle for
   own writing
delivering blog
       skills
     posts
Originality –
   RSSyour own
  use   is the
  vehicle for an
  ideas, text,
delivering blog
     d images
     posts
Hear what
  RSS is the
    the world
  vehicle for
     is saying
delivering blog
     posts
Set it up using
  RSS is Reader
 Google   the
  vehicle for
  or Bloglines
delivering blog
    or others
     posts
Art                                                        Art
                         Literature       Gardening
       ...
Skim – no                    Follow
need to read                      Art
                               links
 everything...
What do you                        Use images
     Join the                                            to illustrate
     ...
Credibility grows
                          because originality
                              is obvious
It’s fun to be cr...
How to set up a blog reader


 Follow the steps in the next slides to set up
          your own blog reader with
         ...
Create an account with
Google – if you already
 have a Gmail account
then just sign in using
     those details
Familiarise yourself
with the layout and
    navigation
Visit your favourite
websites to see if they
  offer an RSS feed
Find the RSS URL or
   link and copy it.
Notice that it is NOT the
same as the URL of the
        website
Paste the RSS URL into
 the Add subscription
   box in the Reader
The RSS feed is
automatically added to
 your list of feeds and
you will automatically
   receive updates
Manage the feeds using
 the functions offered
Use Google Blogsearch
to find blogs in your area
of interest then add them
 to your Google Reader
This presentation created by
         Susan Bentley©2009
  http://suesbent.wordpress.com/
http://frenchaccent.wordpress.co...
Blogs and RSS in 2009
Blogs and RSS in 2009
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Blogs and RSS in 2009

8,871 views

Published on

How to tailor your information needs. Since 2013 Google Reader is obsolete, however the same process can be applied using a tool called Feedly. There are other RSS news readers available also.

Published in: Education, Technology
0 Comments
1 Like
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Views
Total views
8,871
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
4
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
6
Comments
0
Likes
1
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Blogs and RSS in 2009

  1. 1. How to tailor your information needs BLOGS AND RSS IN 2009
  2. 2. WHAT IS A BLOG?
  3. 3. Blog is short for “weblog”
  4. 4. It is a free online tool
  5. 5. It is an online journal
  6. 6. It is great for social networking
  7. 7. It is a website
  8. 8. You do the writing and publishing
  9. 9. It is NOT a good place for your personal diary
  10. 10. Nor for “stream of consciousness” writing
  11. 11. WHY BLOG?
  12. 12. It is a perfect place to create your profile
  13. 13. Join the conversation
  14. 14. Market yourself
  15. 15. Chronicle a project
  16. 16. Express your ideas
  17. 17. Express your creativity
  18. 18. Share stuff
  19. 19. For education and professional development
  20. 20. For fun
  21. 21. WHAT IS RSS?
  22. 22. RSS is the vehicle for delivering blog posts
  23. 23. Really Simple Syndication
  24. 24. See online definitions – try Wikipedia
  25. 25. No need to visit individual blogs and websites
  26. 26. Blog updates sent directly to you
  27. 27. Web surfing made easy
  28. 28. Absolute control of filtering to suit you
  29. 29. WHY RSS?
  30. 30. This is the key to RSS is the your tailoring vehicle for information delivering blog posts
  31. 31. You read RSS is the and listen vehicle for delivering blog posts
  32. 32. You the RSS is learn vehicle for delivering blog posts
  33. 33. You become more RSS is the aware vehicle for delivering blog posts
  34. 34. You develop RSS is the professionally vehicle for delivering blog posts
  35. 35. You tune in to the conversation
  36. 36. It is easy and RSSefficient is the vehicle for delivering blog posts
  37. 37. WALK BEFORE YOU RUN
  38. 38. Don’t dive It is easy and straight into efficient creating your own blog
  39. 39. Learn about It is easy and the power of efficient RSS first
  40. 40. Set up an It is easy and account with a efficient free RSS reader
  41. 41. It looks like It is easy and email but it’s efficient very different
  42. 42. Blogs are It is easy and updated and efficient delivered directly to you
  43. 43. No need to It is easy and search or visit efficient blog sites
  44. 44. THINGS TO LEARN
  45. 45. Social – RSS is the how to vehicle for converse delivering blog posts
  46. 46. Etiquette – RSS is the what is vehicle for acceptable delivering blog posts
  47. 47. Technical – RSS is the how to drive vehicle for the blog tools delivering blog posts
  48. 48. Technology – RSS is the date keep up to vehicle latest with for delivering blog developments posts
  49. 49. Literary – RSS is the improve your vehicle for own writing delivering blog skills posts
  50. 50. Originality – RSSyour own use is the vehicle for an ideas, text, delivering blog d images posts
  51. 51. Hear what RSS is the the world vehicle for is saying delivering blog posts
  52. 52. Set it up using RSS is Reader Google the vehicle for or Bloglines delivering blog or others posts
  53. 53. Art Art Literature Gardening Art Web design Art Travel Other cultures Social networking Art Art News and Technology current affairs WHAT INTERESTS YOU?
  54. 54. Skim – no Follow need to read Art links everything Read in depth if Art it interests you Star items for Mark items later reference Art as read Visit blog sites occasionally Regularly open your reader READ REGULARLY
  55. 55. What do you Use images Join the to illustrate want to say? Find a focus conversation for your blog Get consent to use Use images the work to illustrate Be original of others Wordpress in every way is a great tool for blogs FIND YOUR VOICE
  56. 56. Credibility grows because originality is obvious It’s fun to be creative Obey copyright BE ORIGINAL
  57. 57. How to set up a blog reader Follow the steps in the next slides to set up your own blog reader with Google Reader http://www.google.com/reader/
  58. 58. Create an account with Google – if you already have a Gmail account then just sign in using those details
  59. 59. Familiarise yourself with the layout and navigation
  60. 60. Visit your favourite websites to see if they offer an RSS feed
  61. 61. Find the RSS URL or link and copy it. Notice that it is NOT the same as the URL of the website
  62. 62. Paste the RSS URL into the Add subscription box in the Reader
  63. 63. The RSS feed is automatically added to your list of feeds and you will automatically receive updates
  64. 64. Manage the feeds using the functions offered
  65. 65. Use Google Blogsearch to find blogs in your area of interest then add them to your Google Reader
  66. 66. This presentation created by Susan Bentley©2009 http://suesbent.wordpress.com/ http://frenchaccent.wordpress.com/ Permission granted to use this presentation freely but please cite the creator Susan Bentley – thank you and good luck

×