Surviving the Web Explosion: Keeping in touch with RSS

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Published on April 3, 2008

Author: sukhi

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Tutorial on how to use RSS to stay updated on current developments in your area of specialization or interest.

Sukhdev Singh [Based on my lectures on Retrieving Biomedical Information] Surviving the Web Explosion: Keeping in touch with RSS

What is the size of the Web? Is this EXPLOSION ? INFORMATION OVERLOAD? PROBLEM OF PLENTY? Ok Forget it. The estimates vary from 15 to some 30 billion Web pages. How to survive this EXPLOSION and Keep in Touch with current information in you area?

Is this

EXPLOSION ?

INFORMATION OVERLOAD?

PROBLEM OF PLENTY?

Ok Forget it.

Two Ways

Blogs News Journals Databases Old Way: You go and find it.

Blogs

Blogs News Journals Databases New Way: Let them come to you.

Blogs

RSS is the way – New and Fast RSS (which, in its most recent format, stands for "Really Simple Syndication") Some expand it as - Rich Site Summary

RSS (which, in its most recent format, stands for "Really Simple Syndication")

Some expand it as - Rich Site Summary

Easily stay informed by subscribing the latest content from the sites you are interested in. You save time by not visiting each site individually. Your privacy is maintained unlike subscribing to each site's email newsletter

Easily stay informed by subscribing the latest content from the sites you are interested in.

You save time by not visiting each site individually.

Your privacy is maintained unlike subscribing to each site's email newsletter

What is Required for the NEW FAST way? A PLACE to mix the new content of your interest. RSS READER The INGREDIENTS RSS Feeds

A PLACE to mix the new content of your interest.

RSS READER

The INGREDIENTS

RSS Feeds

RSS READERs Desktop Softwares http://www.download.com/RSS-Tools/3150-9227-0.html Online Services http://reader.google.com http://my.yahoo.com http://bloglines.com

Desktop Softwares

http://www.download.com/RSS-Tools/3150-9227-0.html

Online Services

http://reader.google.com

http://my.yahoo.com

http://bloglines.com

 

 

http://www.bloglines.com/

RSS Feeds Blogs – Most are RSS Enabled News sites - Check for buttons Databases – Execute your search query Create RSS Feed

Blogs – Most are RSS Enabled

News sites - Check for buttons

Databases –

Execute your search query

Create RSS Feed

Connecting READER with FEEDS Clicking on RSS Button will reveal the URL of the RSS Feed Copy the URL Paste the URL in your READER while subscribing to the FEED.

Clicking on RSS Button will reveal the URL of the RSS Feed

Copy the URL

Paste the URL in your READER while subscribing to the FEED.

OK, we will take an example

Say for Example I am interested in News – Let me know what current News are reported by in NDTV.COM I read blogs, so let me know what is latest on Peter Suber’s Blog. I want to know what all news articles has been deposited in my favorite repository - http://openmed.nic.in What all new articles have been indexed in PubMed on the topic “Medical Informatics in India”?

I am interested in News – Let me know what current News are reported by in NDTV.COM

I read blogs, so let me know what is latest on Peter Suber’s Blog.

I want to know what all news articles has been deposited in my favorite repository - http://openmed.nic.in

What all new articles have been indexed in PubMed on the topic “Medical Informatics in India”?

Ok, we will use Google Reader as our RSS Reader Login

Ok, we will use Google Reader as our RSS Reader

Look for Add Subscription

Look for Add Subscription

Click on Add Subscription

Click on RSS button and Get URL of your RSS Feed for News

Just Look URL. COPY it with Ctrl + C

Paste the URL Here Ctrl+V

Wow, Your News are Here

Wow, Your News are Here

Now let us add a feed from Blog now.

Repeat steps for Adding Subscription

Wow, Blog feed is here

Wow, Blog feed is here

Now for Repository. Look for RSS Button.

Now for Repository.

Look for RSS Button.

Look for URL Above and Copy it.

Add Subscription

And you know it has been done!

Now let us create a feed from PubMED

Enter your Query as you do normally.

In Display Menu - Click on Drop Down Option for RSS

In Display Menu - Click on Drop Down Option for RSS

Click on Create Feed

Look for Small Orange Icon – and Click it.

Copy the URL of the Feed.

Add Subscription

And no surprise, It is Done

You can Manage yours RSS Subscriptions

 

See them all at one place. No need to go for each site.

 

You can even Export or Import your subscriptions to / from Other Readers

Want to tell the World? MASHUP Special Sites that allow quick building of content by RSS feeds You can build a site that have content of interest of a particular domain. Share with everybody by telling its URL

MASHUP

Special Sites that allow quick building of content by RSS feeds

You can build a site that have content of interest of a particular domain.

Share with everybody by telling its URL

An Example

 

 

 

 

 

 

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