Monday, June 25, 2007

Week 4 -- RSS and Newsreaders

Now that we've learned about blogs and about Flickr, you may be interested in this photo, posted on Flickr, of two well-known library bloggers who are attending ALA.

They are Michael Stephens (Tame the Web) and Jenny Levine (The Shifted Librarian).

So welcome to Week 4 of 23 Things!

Hopefully you have completed the Things for Week 3, which means that you have explored Flickr, mashups, and posted something about "anything technology" to your blogs.

Have you visited our FCPL Staff Blogs yet? (See the link to the right) They are looking really great, and there's obviously a lot of good learning going on there. Have you found any comments posted to your blog? Everyone has at least one comment posted by James or me, but we hope you will take a moment to post comments on each other's blogs.

This week's topic is RSS and Newsreaders.

These tools allow us to easily follow our favorite blogs without having to click on a bunch of links to get to them, and they filter out the posts that we've already read before so we only see what's new. You have the following activities to complete:

Week 4: RSS & Newsreaders
8. Learn about
RSS feeds and setup your own Bloglines newsreader account.
9. Locate a
few useful library related-blogs and/or news feeds.




i was lucky enough to hear Michael speak at ALA about using Technology to lure Teens to the Library. I have a librarian crush on him now! He rocks!

MaryKM said...

Whenever I hear Jenny Levine's name I get confused with THE Jennie Levine who is a very happenin' Maryland archivist and a well know Harry Potter Scholar. She is the famous Jennie Levine in my world. :) mkm