2010 Spring Semester Week 3: RSS and Microblogging

The third week is dedicated to RSS and microblogging. In the first slideshow, I described what RSS is, how to use trend trackers and which tools can help you follow the medical literature easily.

  • 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).
  • 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

I published a step-by-step guide on Webicina.com about how to keep yourself up-to-date easily.

Take-home message:

Let the information come to you and follow your field of interest easily.

Second slideshow focused on microblogging:

Take-home message:

Twitter is the fastest channel of communication these days, but only use it if you have a well designed strategy.

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One Response to “2010 Spring Semester Week 3: RSS and Microblogging”

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