Planning Ahead for a Presentation to RSS Newbies

So I’m scheduled to do a presentation next month to a group of fellow Litigation Support folks who are new to the idea of using RSS to keep track of the latest e-discovery blogs, and how to use other technologies like an RSS feed of “recommending reading” from those RSS feeds, or Wiki’s as knowledge management, etc.

Naturally, I have a pretty good idea of what I want to explain, and I’ll do plenty of showing off of the tools I use, and how I use them. But, as any good Web 2.0 techie knows, my knowledge is nothing compared to the wisdom of the crowd, so I’m looking for ideas. If you were speaking to this group, what would you want to show them? What blog/news/mailist/newsletter resources would you want to share with them? How would you like to see these sources of information filtered into your own organization, etc?

If I get enough good responses, I’ll add this post to the presentation, as a great example of social media being useful!

Tags: RSS, Presentations, Training

2 Responses

  1. Adrian L

    One of the powers here is efficiency, right? Show two screenshots: one, of a blog that you read regularly. Next, show the RSS feed of the blog in your news reader, surrounded by the depth of context – all your own choice – that is your daily dose of news. Or go through the process of building out a newsreader with the room’s choice of feeds. Simple but powerful. This Real Simple Syndication makes sense when you help someone build their daily dose of news for the first time. Take a great newsreader (I use the FeedDemon for MAC: NetNewsWire) and create a bunch of subject-based folders. Surf through blogs and news sources and start subscribing to RSS feeds that matter to you, placing them in related folders. Point out: that’s the last time it’ll take that long to read “What’s New” online. Open the reader and: there it all is! News that matters to you, and is pushed to you, constantly.
    My two cents.

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