Tag Archives: feed readers

Screencast: RSS feeds in Google Reader and related clients with John LeMasney

In this screencast, John LeMasney explains how to use Google Reader, an RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feed reader, to collect, curate, and filter all of the content from your favorite academic sources. Using Google Reader as the engine, John also explains how to use some other RSS reader clients, Feedly.com and Gruml to manage and consume these feeds.

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Technology Spotlights: RSS and Twitter

English: This icon, known as the "feed ic...

English: This icon, known as the "feed icon" or the "RSS icon", was introduced in Mozilla Firefox in order to indicate a web feed was present on a particular web page that could be used in conjunction with the Live bookmarks function. Microsoft Internet Explorer, Opera and some other browsers have adopted the icon in order to promote a de facto standard. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s the slideshow presentation from our Technology Spotlight Series on 3/25/2010. The topic was What is RSS and  Twitter and How to Get Started.

Here’s the link to the handouts for this topic:

Guide to RSS Feed Readers (PDF)
Getting Started with Google Reader (PDF)
Getting Started with Twitter (PDF)

Humanities Computing Demo Day: RSS and Social Bookmarking SlideShow

If you missed our Humanities Computing Demo Day held on 2/27/2009, you can view one of the presentations right here about RSS feeds and Social Bookmarking sites. The presentation runs down some examples of RSS feed readers like Google Reader and ticTOCS (a way to create an opml list from RSS feeds of academic publications). It also touches upon Social Bookmarking sites like Delicious and CiteULike (academic based bookmark sharing site). We are always available for one-on-one meetings and demos if anything in this presentation interests you.