03 – RSS

  1. As with many 2.0 technologies, understanding may come easier through practice than explanation, but it’s good to have some basic ideas about RSS Feeds before you get started. Read through these two articles for an introduction:
  2. Let’s look at some different RSS Feed Agregators –
  3. A different kind of program that utilizes RSS technology is the site IStalkr (http://www.istalkr.com). IStalkr is currently in beta, so you’ll have to request to be invited to try it out. If it interests you, check it out and write a blog post about it when you do, so we can all benefit!

Things To Do

  1. Add all the articles and aggregators to a folder on your Firefox Browser.
  2. Write a blog post about one of the following:
    • Your thoughts on RSS so far.
    • Questions you have about RSS.
    • Potential benefits you can imagine for your library if it used RSS to send out different kinds of information to patrons.

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