Hello NC-SLA Web 2.0 Roundtable Participants,
Here are links to a few websites forming the basis of our discussion on RSS and News Feeds:
Video: RSS in Plain English, produced by Common Craft.
This short movie explains how RSS feeds can save you time and how to set up an account. An excellent overview for the new user.
This is my preferred RSS reader. It's web-based, so you can access it on any computer- and it's optimized for the iPhone!
What happens when you come across a website that doesn't publish an RSS feed? Page2RSS works behind the scenes and captures any changes made to the website for you. These changes arrive in your RSS reader just like a usual new RSS post.
Google News: The awesome thing about Google News (Yahoo News too) is that you can create a custom keyword alert -and RSS feed- on any word! Now the headlines are delivered directly to you.
These links represent just a few examples of how RSS makes keeping up with current events very easy. I look forward to learning about more resources at the roundtable. -Erin