Jaclyn McKewan, MLS
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- RSS – Really Simple Syndication – written in XML – just a format for the content.
- RSS can be used for anything that is frequently updated.
- Saves time – no need to check multiple sites.
- Ebay actually has a feed on your search results.
- Some sites, like Google News, will have an RSS feed on a certain topic.
- Online readers: Google Reader & Bloglines.
- Desktop readers: Firefox Live Bookmarks, Thunderbird, FeedDemon.
- Use iGoogle or My Yahoo to get your RSS feeds.
- Applications on Facebook to incorporate RSS.
- Can import your blog postings to your Facebook page under Notes section.
- Can subscribe to Delicious feed as an RSS.
- Can also get updates for Flickr searches in RSS feed.
- Feeds for Webpages without RSS: Page2RSS & Feedity – put a page in one of these and then past that feed into a reader.
- Mashups/Feedmixers – Yahoo Pipes & Feed Informer.
- Use Delicious account to update the recommended websites – then subscribe as an RSS feed.
- ???RSS feed from the catalog for new books and searches – Hennepin County Library example.
- Post the latest blog post on the library’s webpage through an RSS feed. Use Feed2JS.
- Google calendars are capable of RSS feeds. Go to calendar details, click on XML box next to calendar address. Put “?orderby=starttime&sortorder=ascending&futureevents=true” at the end of the feed to show events in ascending order and all in the future.
- Desktop feedreader – Rainmeter from Google
- Podcast can be subscribed to with RSS feeders. Right click on the source and save as an MP3 file.