RSS essentials

February 15, 2013

Apparently a few students have not yet awoken to the potential of RSS as the fuel that enables networked communication to run smoothly.

In a nutshell, the advantages of RSS are:

  1. to decide on your permissions: what content do you find interesting / useful  enough to give it the permission to reach out to you;
  2. to get that information coming to you without you bothering to go and fetch it;
  3. to get all your “permissions” in the same place, an RSS reader.

One obvious limit of the RSS technology is… its name. It sounds so barbaric and unmanageable, while it is actually very simple to use. For those who are not convinced, I have posted a short home made video that shows you how to set up an RSS feed in Google Reader for our LIVErtising blog. Dead simple, as you’ll see.

Oh, yes, from now on, following the blog in real time is a must for my LIVErtising Admasters students at IHECS. So, here we go:

 

RSS setup in Google Reader – Ordinateur

For those who have already adopted RSS as a way of staying in touch with the information stream for their future job, or for their media work, or for any project they are working on, here is further information: any idea how you can use RSS to follow new input from twitter? Try this in you Google Reader subscriptions:

http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=LIVErtising

http://search.twitter.com/search.rss?q=%23netexplo+AND+ihecs

https://api.twitter.com/1/statuses/user_timeline.rss?screen_name=Typique_IHECS

Do not hesitate to leave your reactions or comments, or your questions for that matter! I’ll be happy to help you out.

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