In the second weekm we focused on RSS, trend trackers and tools you can follow the medical literature easily with.
- Before, we had to surf on the web. Now we let the content and information come to us automatically.
- Definition and story of RSS.
- Advantages of RSS (easy to use, free, comprehensive).
- A little bit of statistics (medical bloggers tend to read RSS).
- RSS icons.
- How to read RSS (browser; Bloglines; desktop-based readers).
- An example, a real tutorial about how to follow the latest articles published on NEJM. Step by step.
- Best friend of docs? Of course, Pubmed. How to follow Pubmed updates easily.
- What to do when a site doesn’t have RSS feed.
- Biowizard.com and other 3rd party Pubmed tools
- Suggestions about how to use Google Alerts efficiently.
- Video: RSS in Plain English
Let the information come to you and follow your field of interest easily.
Second slideshow focused on microblogging:
- Definition of Twitter, post, reply, direct message, tweeple, twitterview, etc.
- Good examples in medicine
- How to search on Friendfeed
- How to search on Twitter: tweetscan.com
Twitter is the fastest channel of communication these days, but only use it if you have a well designed strategy.