RSS is really your friend

NCE Social Media

RSS - Really Simple Syndication, can be a great time saver. RSS is a family of Web feed formats used to publish frequently updated works—such as blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video—in a standardized format (from Wikipedia ). Ideaware has an outstanding article on how to harness RSS to benefit your information needs. Tags: Tools rss ideaware feeds

With Liberty, and Information, For All?

NTEN

More databases now have protocols and mechanisms that allow you to pull your data out and publish it online, so your site can always have your most current information, no updating required. We'll have to wait and see what else Recovery.org brings us in the way of transparency, but here are a couple of extra-credit items that they -- and you -- should consider: Use RSS: Don't make people come to you.

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How To: Create a Listening Dashboard for your Organization

Amy Sample Ward

Netvibes will let you track all kinds of things online, all by using RSS feeds or ready-built widgets. Try changing out the organization name and key staff names to match your organization’s information and give it a try!

RSS As Information Coping Tool

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Drawing from my " Information Coping Skills for Humans " workshop circa 1999. in the UK, I made a Freudian slip and called RSI - RSS by mistake.). I'm finding that some people's initial reactions to RSS is "OMG, information overload!"

Want a peak at my RSS: Here it is!

Amy Sample Ward

I’m overwhelmed daily, just like everyone else, by the amount of information that’s available from, for and about our sector of technology and social benefit. So, my response is simple: I want to share my RSS reader with you. Amy Sample Ward’s Version of RSS.

NetCentric Advocacy: RSS for nonprofit staff. Why?

Network-Centric Advocacy

Home Green Media Toolshed Profile Twitter Shared Links Subscribe Archives « Distributed Research: needs 43 phone calls to track Hill staff | Main | 36 million watch Youtube of Connon in D: 23 year old : no recording contract » January 24, 2008 RSS for nonprofit staff.

More RSS Tools: Managing Content with Pipes

Idealware

I'm continuing with follow-up topics from my RSS article, Using RSS Tools to Feed your Information Needs. Last week, I discussed integrating content with websites , and this week I'm going to dive into one of the more advanced ways to work with RSS content.

More RSS Tools: Sharing Feeds

Idealware

For my last followup to my RSS article, Using RSS Tools to Feed your Information Needs , I want to discuss OPML, the standard for RSS Reader feed information, and talk a bit about why RSS, which is already quite useful, is about to become an even bigger deal. Last week, I discussed sharing research with Google Reade r; before that, filtering RSS feeds with Yahoo! RSS has seen quick and steady adoption as a standard web service.

Feed My Inbox — RSS feeds by email

Robert Weiner

Diff'rent strokes for diff'rent folks: I like to get information by email. And I don't like having to look at a web page/feed reader every day to find out whether anything new has appeared on an RSS feed. I want information to come to me -- I don't want to seek it out. I'm testing a solution that will deliver RSS updates to me via email: Feed My Inbox I'm starting with a few sites I want to track, but that are only updated occasionally.

How and Why RSS is Alive and Well

Idealware

Image: SRD RSS, one of my favorite protocols , has been taking a beating in the blogosphere. And I agree that many people will forgo RSS in favor of the links that their friends and mentors tweet and share. RSS is, and always has been about, taking control of the information you peruse.

RSS In Plain English

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Lee LeFever and Sachi created this three minute video to explain RSS in plain English and why if you're not tracking web information using RSS you need to do so! RSS is Step 5. Click to Play. His post is here. This afternoon I'm teaching a webinar called Ten Steps to Extension 2.0 for Extension professionals new to Web2.0 ideas and tools. I've been in the searching for best primers in text, photos, and video and this one is definitely a keeper.

Balancing the RSS Scale | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

Tech-savvy users love them because they can receive site content and other information without wasting time checking for updates. While visitors to your site will already be pushed this way by a strong information architecture, most feeds are pure content.

More RSS Tools: Web Site Integration

Idealware

Those of you who visit pages besides the blog here at Idealware have noted that my article Using RSS Tools to Feed your Information Needs is up. If you're an old hand at RSS, then I'm hoping the article will serve as a good tool when trying to impress others of the value of syndication. RSS is a big topic, and writing the article was, in one respect, a challenge: in order to write a solid, intermediate guide to RSS use, I had to narrow the scope a bit.

Guest Post by Amy Sample Ward: Want a peek at my RSS: Here it is!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I’m overwhelmed daily, just like everyone else, by the amount of information that’s available from, for and about our sector of technology and social benefit. So, my response is simple: I want to share my RSS reader with you. Amy Sample Ward’s Version of RSS Why?

Beaconfire Survey: RSS | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

RSS is becoming ubiquitous, and with the sheer volume of content on the internet, more users are finding that they need a way to manage their content. This week, we asked the Beaconfire staff: How do you consume RSS content? I also use Bloglines to manage RSS feeds.

RSS and Your Nonprofit

Tech Soup Blog

A few months ago, we featured Peter Campbell 's article Using RSS Tools to Feed Your Information Needs , courtesy of Idealware. Since then, Peter has been posting some great followups on the Idealware blog : More RSS Tools: Web Site Integration. More RSS Tools: Sharing Feeds.

RSS Follies | Beaconfire Wire

Beaconfire Wire

That’s because we’ve been recently upgrading our hosting infrastructure, updating to the very latest version of WordPress, and enhancing our RSS feed, all at the same time! For those who prefer to read the Wire in their RSS readers, you may notice some new buttons on the bottom of each post – at the moment, we’ve added links to email, Digg, Stumble and share each post on Facebook, to make it easier than ever to share a post you found insightful or helpful.

"Real-Time Subscription Service" - An RSS Primer For You

SocialFish

I have been thinking for quite some time about how somehow RSS (Real Simple Syndication, a name which is completely unhelpful - and not real simple - to those who need help understanding it) has a serious image problem. I believe RSS is one of the the keys that open the door to the world of web 2.0, RSS is the bridge between the push and the pull, between your email inbox and the flow of information "out there". What is RSS?

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Myths about Women as.

ASU Lodestar Center

As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert from our academic faculty to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice. This information seems to have a positive influence on mens giving, but not on womens giving.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Why Do People Stop Giving?

ASU Lodestar Center

As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert from our academic faculty to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice. I like to be informed of what the organization is doing, but I dont want mail solicitations. I didn't receive any information from the organizations either about who they were and what they did.

RSS Overload and Google Reader Stats

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Nedra Weinreich of the SpareChange Blog left a pointer to comic this in a comment on my post about RSS as coping tool for Information Overload ! I've been reflecting a lot on my RSS reading habits lately and how I organize (or don't) my RSS feeds in the reader.

More RSS Tools: Using Google Reader for Research and Sharing

Idealware

Google Reader gets a good mention in my RSS article, Using RSS Tools to Feed your Information Needs , but deserves an even deeper dive. We've established that an RSS Reader helps you manage internet information far more efficiently than a web browser can; and we've talked in the last few posts about publishing feeds to your web site. Tags: software content management Google websites rss Communication

Roll Your Own RSS Feed Digest Widget

Wild Apricot Blog

There are many ways to publish any RSS feed on your own website — Feedburner’s BuzzBoost feature, and Widgetbox, for example, among a host of other methods including a Google Docs trick — but lately I’ve been using a free service called Feed Informer, for several reasons.( Tags: RSS Widgets Non-profit technology Web 2.0

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Happy Information Overload Awareness Day! Here's Some TIps for Reducing It!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Photo by Monster Today is Information Overload Awareness Day. The purpose is to call attention to the problem of Information Overload, how it impacts both individuals and organizations, and what can be done to lessen its impact. Take my information overload quiz.

RSS Readers for Your Desktop, Smartphone, and Tablet

Tech Soup Blog

An RSS reader is an essential tool for keeping up with current news and the issues that affect or influence your organization. Social media and community staff rely on RSS readers to find interesting and share-worthy articles for Facebook or Twitter.

Information Coping Skills - How Information Overloaded Are You? Take This Quiz

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The session combines information coping with blog communty outreach. I'm also excited because I have the excuse to update an information coping skills workshop that I used to teach all the time ten years ago when email was the primary cause of our information stress.

Topic-Based RSS Search LazyFeed Opens to the Public

Wild Apricot Blog

LazyFeed is a new RSS feed engine based on topics, not sources or individuals, that offers a new way to find information online blogs, news services, podcasts, social media updates, and so on — content from any site that publishes an RSS feed. Video RSS search

Is Twitter "information overload and interaction underload"?

SocialFish

Her conclusion: "Twitter is starting to become information overload and interaction underload." I started seeing the value of link sharing, I connected it via RSS to my blog, I started feeding my stuff to my Facebook page. Over time, Twitter became less of a "cocktail party" and took over as my RSS reader. You're probably familiar with Rohit Bhargava's image of the Five Stages of Twitter Acceptance. I also like Jason Hiner's "Four Stages" version on ZD.net : 1.

Tool Tip: How To Share Information Easily on Twitter

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I met them two years ago when I did a webinar called " Ten Steps To Extension 2.0 " Kevin and I started to share RSS reader tips and habits and he pointed to Feedly an RSS reader that gives you a magazine layout and makes it easy to share links from your reader. (See

How to Subscribe via RSS

Michael Stein's Non-profit Technology Blog

Would you like to be informed whenever there is a new posting to read on this - or any other - site? It easy - if you know how to subscribe via RSS. A study done by Yahoo in October claims that only 12% of internet users know what RSS is, and only 4% are actively using it. What is RSS? RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. The RSS information from a site is known as its feed. But this information doesn't do you much good.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Really, Your Tax.

ASU Lodestar Center

As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert from our academic faculty to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice. The IRS has been slow to move, making sure that they had gone well out of their way to inform these organizations of their obligations and then warn them of impending doom.

Blackbaud Index for February 2011

NonProfit Trends

All Blackbaud Blogs Contact Us Blackbaud.com About Nonprofit Trends Books Research Reports Speaking Blackbaud Index for February 2011 Posted by Steve MacLaughlin on April 15th, 2011 The Blackbaud Index of Charitable Giving and The Blackbaud Index of Online Giving provide fundraisers with up-to-date data on fundraising trends and to couple that information with valuable analysis by leaders in the sector.

RSS Habits and Tools of Edtechs and NPTechs without Indigestion.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My first taste of RSS Feeds began with a wish on how to find good content without getting RSS indigestion from slogging through a lot of junk. and messy information I'm aggregating.

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RSS Gumbo – A Delicious Googly Moss Stew « Digital Diner

Gavin's Digital Diner

Comments Posts Home Some Stuff About Me Contents & Site Map Disclaimer Lifestream « Further Adventures in Time Travel – DST Take Two Release the Spiders » RSS Gumbo – A Delicious Googly Moss Stew Call me irascible. RSS seems to suffer the same problems as PointCast.

Show Me Experiments and Realistic Outcomes for Tagging/RSS

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

That aside, Joistke goes on to reflect on the usefulness of tagging and rss feeds for her work with communities of practices (and by extension - nonprofit organizations.) She describes the value in terms of avoiding information overload for busy professionals. "Transferring more to RSS feeds (and this can be topical feeds from joint unique delicious tags tagged by colleagues too) will shift the feeling of having to read to reading when you are ready, interested and available.

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Lost Your Tax-Exemption? What Next ?

ASU Lodestar Center

What Next — posted by Pat Lewis , Senior Professional in Residence ASU Lodestar Center The IRS has begun to revoke the tax-exempt status for those nonprofit organizations that have not filed some form of a 990 (information report) for three years. These smaller nonprofits were not required to file a year-end information report. This is such critical information for board members!

ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Social Media is all.

ASU Lodestar Center

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ASU Lodestar Center Blog: Research Friday: Really, is the.

ASU Lodestar Center

As part of a continuing weekly series, each Friday we invite a nonprofit expert from our academic faculty to highlight a research report or study and discuss how it can inform and improve day-to-day nonprofit practice.

Teaching Nonprofits How To Bring Relevant Information To Their Desktop

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In reading Marshall's excellent reflection about teaching RSS techniques , I came across a comment from Nick pointing to some curriculum he is developing and teaching to faculty on using RSS for their research work. So here's his " Bringing relevant information to your electronic desktop." Technorati Tags: RSS , instruction , teaching , learning , adoption , training , effectiveness , nptech , net2