Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Try This (#9): Google Reader

Referred to as a "blog aggregator" or "personal newspaper" the free site in Google called Reader can really save you time.  If you are separately tracking or subscribing to news, blogs, tweets - instead use Google Reader.

Create your Google account, if you don't have one already.  Go to Google and click the little 'More' pull-down menu to find Reader.  Sign-in using your gmail account.  Then simply click on Add a Subscription to get started.  You can search for an existing feed (blog, RSS) or paste an URL for one that you have in your bookmarks already.  The important utility is this -- you can go to library databases, create a search on your topic, and then have those results become RSS feeds into Reader.  So your net product is a flow of information on your topic from websites, social media, and library resources.

Have fun!

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