Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Week 4: RSS & Newsreaders

Okay, I created a list on Google Reader of RSS feeds. I also put a widget on my i-Google page linking me to Google Reader. I am really glad I am learning about all these things because, despite the fact that I am considered a "super user" at my school when it comes to web 2.0 technology, I never really explored RSS feeds. I have to admit I don't like them. My eyes just glazed over when I read the instructions on how to use Google Reader and, trust me, if my eyes are glazing over my students will just avoid it all together. Frankly I use Twitter as my RSS feed. I only follow people I want to get information from which include; social networking gurus, news sources, library sources, some individuals, and people with just really great tweets. I look at one page and if I want to read more, I click on the link. It's sort of like only reading the headlines in a local newspaper (which I do, by the way) but it's a newspaper of my own design in which I only have stuff I'm really interested in.


  1. Hi!
    I'm still playing with RSS feeds and how-to's. I did sign up for Google Reader so far. It told me you'd written on your blog. However, I know I could have gotten that info from my blog so do I need to do both?

  2. Ha I was just thinking I like Twitter more than my bloglines account now too. I get great links from following other librarians. Forget what Newsweek said about it being stupid. They just follow the wrong folks! LOL

  3. yes, reading headlines is a good analogy