Google Reader in plain english

September 30, 2008

Another brilliant Common Craft video. Enough said.

Enterprise RSS Day of Action is taking place on Thursday April 24, 2008.

The goal is “to help raise awareness for the potential for Enterprise RSS”. A wiki has been set up to help RSS champions in running awareness campaigns inside their own enterprises.

The wiki has a number of resources to help get you started in implementing RSS in your organization including:
Resource Pack
Case Studies and Use Cases
Enterprise RSS FAQ
Enterprise RSS Solutions
Enterprise RSS Vendor Bios
Logo ideas (for the Day of Action)

Blake over at LISNews poses the question: what do your feed reader folders say about you?

I use three RSS readers: Bloglines, Newsgator and Google Reader. (I did mention my RSS addiction awhile ago?)

Here are my Bloglines and Google Reader folders:

depression glass: I collect a lot of it.
crafty: I like to make things.
Facebook: you can only get status updates and notifications, but if you need a daily Facebook fix inside of your firewall, RSS will do it very nicely.
LibraryThing: I like to see what other people read.
delicious/subscriptions: I have an aversion to follow what other people tag on delicious. Tags I follow include: Web 2.0 and RSS (surprise, surprise!).

My Newsgator folders lean towards more serious fare:

Libraries and technology (400+ feeds): I work in a library and dabble in tech-related stuff.
IT journals: the cataloguer in me still likes to keep things separate by ‘format’.
podcasts (50 feeds): I like to preview new podcasts before my weekly synch up with iTunes.

So what do your RSS feed reader folders say about you?

RSS … spreading the love

January 18, 2008

I had the opportunity to write a short article on RSS for the Ontario Association of Library Technicians / Association des bibliotechniciens de l’Ontario.
RSS is one of those Web 2.0 technologies that you fall in love with after you start using it. The biggest benefit? Time. It saves you lots of it.

Want to learn more about RSS? Read more here.

Bloglines Top 1000

November 8, 2007

Looking for some new blogs to explore? Bloglines has a great Top 1000 page. The list is a nice upgrade to their 200 Most Popular Feeds.

The list includes a variety of technology, news, and library blogs. The Shifted Librarian ranked #7 today, beating out the Official Google Blog!

The preview button lets you add a feed to directly to your Bloglines account. Non-Bloglines users can still subscribe to any of the blog feed links on the page by clicking on the RSS icon.

If you really have some time on your hands, you can watch the changes in the Top Movers “gainers” vs “decliners” chart.