RSS, real simple syndication
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RSS, real simple syndication Skills: subscribe to feeds, read feeds IT concepts: RSS feed, polling vs. publish- subscribe, stand-alone vs Web based reader, podcast, event stream This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial- Share Alike 3.0 License. Where does this topic fit? • Internet concepts – Applications (RSS) – Technology – Implications • Internet skills – Application development – Content creation Polling Subscription Just checking for new stuff. Automatic delivery or … notification of new information. Is there anything new? … Any new stuff? … Anything new? … What’s new? … Got anything new for me? Two ways to subscribe to a blog, Twitter stream or any other stream of events You receive an email whenever a new item is posted. New items are periodically downloaded to your RSS reader. RSS is really simple Short video on RSS Installed vs. browser-based RSS readers A program you install on your computer A program that is downloaded by your Web client when you visit the Google Reader Web site I use both Podcasts with audio or video enclosures Text based material like blog posts, tweets, and calendar notifications Update frequency Juice checks feeds when you click the Check All command Google Reader checks your subscription feeds about once an hour Finding podcasts National Public Radio IT Conversations TWIT TV Many other directories and aggregators RSS feeds for any event stream for example when someone • Adds a new appointment to their calendar • Posts a reply to a forum post • Adds a record to a database • Places an order for a given product • Ships an order • Mentions your name in a company email • Posts an image on Flickr • Tweets • Visits a certain page on the company Web site • Mentions the company name on specified news sites Think of RSS as a tool to create a Customized newspaper Customized radio station Customized business intelligence newsletter A few questions We listed several examples RSS event stream feeds. Can you think of others? Do any of the IT podcasts at TWIT TV or IT Conversations sound interesting to you? Do any of the general interest podcasts at National Public Radio sound interesting to you? Are there other podcast directories? RSS, real simple syndication Skills: subscribe to feeds, read feeds IT concepts: RSS feed, polling vs. publish- subscribe, stand-alone vs Web based reader, podcast, event stream This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial- Share Alike 3.0 License.