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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)

Lunch & Learn: Tivo for the Internet: RSS Feeds for Research and Leisure with Steven M. Adams

Internet users are accustomed to surfing the web, migrating haphazardly or with purpose from site to site. Rather than periodically checking out your most interesting sites to see if anything of interest might have been added, imagine if those sites all came to you.
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) technology enables anyone to “subscribe” to content on the web and have updates downloaded into their RSS feed readers automatically. As many in the blogosphere have described it, RSS is like Tivo, but for the Internet. This simple analogy was the inspiration for the name of this talk. RSS feeds are most often used on sites with frequently updated content (e.g., blogs, news sites, scholarly journals, etc.). Steven M. Adams, Biological and Life Sciences Librarian at Princeton University, elucidates this underutilized knowledge discovery tool; it can transform the way you work and play on the web.

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