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1 Introduction to RSS and News Aggregators. 2 Reading Blogs OK: As a Web page –Must visit multiple sites to check for updates Better: Via a RSS Feed –Updates.

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1 1 Introduction to RSS and News Aggregators

2 2 Reading Blogs OK: As a Web page –Must visit multiple sites to check for updates Better: Via a RSS Feed –Updates delivered to you –Read multiple feeds in one place

3 3 What is RSS? Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication Format for Syndicating Content –Updates distributed to subscribers –Viewed with RSS reader RSS Tutorial: What Is RSS (LawLib Tech)

4 4 RSS Readers

5 5 Analogous to Application message is to Outlook as RSS feed is to Bloglines

6 6 How to use Click on subscribe link, XML or RSS button on blog or web site to get the URL for the feed Subscribe to the feed with a RSS reader which displays it in readable format

7 7 A.K.A. RSS aggregators news readers news aggregators

8 8 Free Readers

9 9 Web based MyYahoo Bloglines – Tutorial movie Pluck (Web or I.E. Plug-in)

10 10 Software FeedDemon FeedReader RSS Bandit

11 11 More (Mac, cell phone, Blackberry) RSS Compendium Open Directory

12 12 RSS Feeds Other Than Blogs

13 13 News Newspapers Custom News Alerts –Feedster –Google News

14 14 Law Dockets & recent opinions Journal tables of contents Government agency news & info Copyright Legislation More: TVC's RSS News Feeds for Law

15 15 Business SEC Filings

16 16 Podcasts

17 17 Drawbacks Can't easily reply to posts Posts not saved – unless you save them Ads and spam coming?

18 18 More Info Valerie Potter, Getting Started With RSS Mitch Wagner, I Came, I Saw, I RSS'd Larry Magid, RSS: The Web at Your Fingertips Robert J. Ambrogi, What RSS Can Do for Lawyers Thomas Claburn, Order From Chaos Via RSS


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