Tuesday, August 29, 2006

RSS: What, Why, and How

Ilan Eyman (UC Berkeley) gave a talk on RSS at the CARL IT North Demystifying Virtual Communication workshop. He showed attendees how to set up an account with Bloglines and to add feeds.

Ilan shared some advantages of RSS over email. For example, no one can get your email address when using RSS. More and more database vendors are using RSS feeds. There was some discussion about libraries using RSS feeds to advertise new materials.

Ilan also shared some resources including the following:

Blog search engines such as Google Blog, Technorati, and Feedster

The UC Berkeley library has a page dedicated to feeds and RSS in general.

News is Free is its own RSS feed reader. Check it out.

Ilan feels that RSS feeds will become the resource for finding content to do research.


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