What’s Hot With RSS

This presentation by Steve Cohen, RSS enthusiast, gave me a major case of informaton overload.  Fortunately, links to all the tools he discussed are available on his wiki.  I  was especially impressed by two things Steve said:

  • "RSS is neither simple nor syndicated".
  • "The reference interview doesn’t end when the requester walks out the door.  It ends when his/her project is done.  So keep feeding them information as long as they need it."

Steve let us in on his RSS tricks. He is especially well qualified to speak on this subject because he has hundreds of feeds and reads (at least opens) thousands of items a day.  He very much likes Google Reader, which provides lots of data on his feeds and said, "Google Reader makes me smarter".  Here is a snapshot of Steve’s Google  Reader data page.

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today and IL2007 Blog Coordinator

2 Responses to “What’s Hot With RSS”

  1. Jerry Dear November 3, 2007 at 1:25 pm #

    Great workshop–I actually attended Steve’s Internet @ West discussion on RSS and enjoyed his sense of humor and enthusiasm. Plus I now want to explore Google Reader since I’ve been using Bloglines all along.

    Also, I’d be interested in knowing if anyone has made use of Tara Calishain’s Kebberfegg for searching keyword-based RSS feeds.

    Jerry Dear
    San Francisco Public Library & City College of San Francisco

  2. Steven M. cohen November 1, 2007 at 9:58 pm #

    I’m holding a peppermint tea, because my voice was very hoarse. I had a blast at the talk. Thanks for the mention.