Posts Tagged ‘RSS feeds’

Reflections for the day, by Seattle Miles @ Flickr

Reflections for the day, by Seattle Miles @ Flickr

So Thing 13 is here, and it’s time to reflect! Whilst I’m still struggling a bit with blogging, I’m enjoying what Cam23 has offered so far. I’ve learned a lot more about web 2.0 from a work/library perspective. Although I was familiar with some of the tools already, it hadn’t really occurred to me to use them in relation to libraries. Some of them have been a big hit! I’ve continued to use RSS feeds and Google Reader. At first I used them just to keep track of other Cam23 bloggers, but now I have all of the blogs I like to read on there. I’d definitely recommend them to a friend/colleague.  I’ve also started to take a bit more care tagging things, both on Flickr and on this blog. I haven’t used Doodle since writing about it, but I would if I needed to schedule a meeting. I haven’t been using iGoogle that much, as I find it a bit distracting!

I’m looking forward to the second half of Cam23 and the next set of things! I feel that I have become more confident in using these tools, and I hope that I can continue to improve!


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I ♥ RSS (Thing 2)

Well ♥ may bit a little much, but I do like RSS feeds.

RSS feeds have always been on my radar, but I’ve never really looked at how to use them. Now that I’ve learnt a bit more about them, I’m kicking myself for not using them previously!

I follow a fair amount of blogs (both work related and non work related) and RSS feeds are the perfect way of keeping up to date with all of them in one place. Originally I just added feeds to a tab on my iGoogle, but it became harder to keep track of as I added more feeds. So I started to add feeds to Google Reader instead. For me, Google Reader took a bit of getting used to, but it’s quickly becoming a firm favourite. It’s easy to add and organise your feeds, and the format doesn’t distract you from reading the entries. I like that entry updates appear next to the blog titles making it easy to know which blog has updated, and that you can ‘star’ entries that you want to return to at a later time.

Now that I’ve started using them, I can see how they would be useful to library readers for updates on library news and stock. I’m going to start looking for more RSS feeds to add to my iGoogle!

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