DITBloggingRSSingthe LibrarianWayTrends

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Published on January 28, 2008

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Slide1:  Blogging/RSSing the Librarian Way Program 1: Trends in Blogging and RSS Information Technology Division, SLA Toronto, June 6, 2005 Trends in Blogging and RSS Marie Kaddell, MLS, MS, MBA [email protected] Information Professional Consultant LexisNexis:  Trends in Blogging and RSS Marie Kaddell, MLS, MS, MBA [email protected] Information Professional Consultant LexisNexis Blogging Trends:  Blogging Trends In 2004, Blog was the most searched for definition at Merriam-Webster.com 31.6 Million Hosted Blogs, Growing to 53.4 Million by end of 2005 10 Million created in the first quarter of 2005 alone 66% of those surveyed had not updated in 2 months 1.09 blogs are composed of an initial post and then nothing else follows Only 9.9% are linking to traditional news sources 92.4% of blogs are created by people under the age of 30 and more 13 – 19 year olds are blogging than any other segment of the population at this point in time (Perseus.com Blogsurvey) Bloggers account for less than 2% of the adult population (Universal McCann and Media in Mind Study) What’s So Great About Blogs?:  What’s So Great About Blogs? Democratization of the press, a chance to talk back to the media and question their stance. The rise of the citizen journalist. MSM (mainstream media) creates its own feeds and many aggregators like Bloglines serve them up side by side with the blogs Ask Dan Rather about the impact of the blog today You can belong to a blogging community Easy to test drive and maintain Free or reasonably priced premium services available You can create them for “nanoaudiences” like family, friends, and coworkers Who Is Blogging?:  Who Is Blogging? CEOs and Execs Boeing VP Randy Baseler and Sun Microsystems President Jonathan Schwartz www.boeing.com/randy http://blogs.sun.com/jonathan Businesses Big and Small http://fastlane.gmblogs.com www.Loosetooth.com (shop blog) Celebrities www.huffingtonpost.com/theblog (collaborating elite) Adam Curry, Dave Barry, Pamela Lee Anderson, William Shatner Newspaper Subscribers Le Monde Interactive Weathermen www.alroker.com/journal.cfm Politicians Bush and Kerry Professionals Jupiter research analysts www.joelonsoftware.com Soldiers L.T. Smash Boots on the Ground 365 and a Wake Up Sellers www.mightygoods.net Who Else Is Blogging?:  Who Else Is Blogging? Non-profits www.migraineblog.org Teachers and Students www.schoolblogs.com UThink – University of Minnesota – Twin Cities Dartblogs at Dartmouth –alumni can blog too Blackboard Bloggers http://spritopias.diaryland.com Crafters www.notmartha.org Librarians www.theshiftedlibrarian.com www.librarystuff.net Teenagers At AOL Red Blogs At Bolt.com (blogging is just one of the features) Farmers www.stonyfield.com/weblog Cooks www.chocolateandzucchini.com Friends of Old Barbie’s Got a Blog Where Are Bloggers Blogging? :  Where Are Bloggers Blogging? Leading Blog Hosts BlogSpot Xanga LiveJournal 6.6 – 8. 2 Million accounts each New Places Typepad Blurty Greatest Journal AOL Journals MSN Spaces 14 languages 10 M blogs And More Moreover.com (metadata categories and editorial review) Diaryland/Pitas Open Diary Radio Userland Blog Drive Dead Journal JoeUser.com Squarespace Mindsay Modblog About My Life Blog Harbor MySpace Niche Blogs:  Niche Blogs MobileBlogs or Moblogs Phone Blogging Blogger on the Go http://go.blogger.com/mobile-start.g www.textamerica.com www.buzznet.com PhotoBlogs www.flickr.com http://fotolog.net www.zoto.com www.phlog.net Travel Blogs www.travelBlog.org www.TravelPost.com Niche Blogs:  Niche Blogs Vblogs, Vlogs, Videoblogs http://vlogdir.com www.videoaddon.com http://vidblogs.com Dashlogs and Linklogs Specializing on pointing readers to pages on the web www.dashlog.com kLogs Knowledge management in context Allows anyone in organization to add to knowledge base Plogs Password protected project logs Niche Blogs :  Niche Blogs Podcasting 22 M American adults own iPods or MP3 players and 29% of them have downloaded podcasts (Pew Internet & American Life Project) Radio-style broadcasting www.Podshow.com www.Audioblog.com Listen to text only blogs on your iPod www.Talkr.com Social podcasting www.Sparkcasting.com Community voice, social podcasting Niche Blogs :  Niche Blogs Celebrity podcasting Paris Hilton promoting House of Wax Pope Benedict from Vatican Radio Programs to download podcasts Doppler, iPodder, iPodderX Newspapers and Magazines turn to Podcasts Denver Post, Washington Post, Forbes, Newsweek Voice XML A phone call becomes a feed Blogging Directions:  Blogging Directions Tagging, taxonomy, folksonomy Newsgator is experimenting with folksonomy in its archive www.flickr.com/photos/tags Airtight flickr tag browser Social Bookmarking http://del.icio.us, http://blogmarks.net Regional and Localized Blogs http://local.blogdigger.com (Beta) Bridge Bloggers Bloggers bridging cultures and languages http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/globalvoices Blogads, donations, referral fees Blogging Directions:  Blogging Directions Blog Search Engines with additional functionality www.IceRocket.com Blogs and moblogs searches including cell phone cam pictures, free RSS builder, audioblogs, podcasts, and videoblogs The Wisdom of Crowds http://en.wikinews.org Write the news Internal Business Blogs and Wikis IBM’s Blog Enterprise Collaboration with wikis and blogs Disney, HP, GM, IBM, Nokia Advertising www.Feedburner.com contextually targeted rss ads and rss-powered publicity tools Blogging Problems:  Blogging Problems Job lose and legal pitfalls Candor versus paycheck Blog censorship Developing a thick skin Licensing issues When you feed it are you putting it in the public domain? Spyware and hijacking Free stuff – sometimes it’s not really free Viruses Search Miracle/Elitebar virus Stalkers and harassment Information overload Does it make you smarter or clog your brain? Can you overdo it? 5 Cool Things About RSS:  5 Cool Things About RSS It’s a really simple syndication standard for syndicating web content No spam and little chance for it to occur with RSS feeds - it won’t clog up your email RSS feeds give consumers and readers control Diminishes cognitive overload – scan headlines and you know what’s new Easy to grab - Orange XML icon tells you it’s there and new generation readers like MyYahoo provides make it seamless to grab and add RSS – Reading the Feeds :  RSS – Reading the Feeds Web-based Yahoo brings RSS to the masses with My Yahoo MSN www.bloglines.com www.newsisfree.com www.pubsub.com www.feedster.com Greatnews www.curiostudio.com Browser Based Integrated into browsers Safari, Foxfire, Mozilla Especially for IE Feedscout www.bytescout.com/feedscout.html www.blogbot.com RSS – Reading the Feeds :  RSS – Reading the Feeds Stand Alone News Readers http://radio.userland.com Also blogging tool with email blogging capability FeedDemon Can display news in a newspaper format for easy reading Podcasting tools including non-iPods www.bradsoft.com/feeddemon www.awasu.com Not just news but email, webscrapes, job site, and url changes www.newsgator.com Turns Outlook into a news reader AmphetaDesk www.disobey.com/amphetadesk http://newzcrawler.com Webpages, newsgroups, feeds Feed Me What can I get and how can I find it?:  Feed Me What can I get and how can I find it? Libraries http://www.lisfeeds.com Federal and state government http://www.rssgov.com Legal Blogs http://blawgrepublic.com More places to find feeds - more www.technorati.com www.daypop.com www.waypath.com www.syndic8.com www.feedster.com Feeds for every need www.podcastalley.com Package Ttacking at Bloglines RSS is a viable advertising medium Amazon.com’s bestseller feeds FindSavings.com’s coupons Blog Tracking BlogPulse – 9.3 M blogs tracked “An automated trend discovery system” RSS Trends:  RSS Trends People are becoming more reluctant to click out of readers and visit a site especially with full-text feeds availability. E-commerce plays Amazon’s A9.com http://zoundry.com - Zoundry Blog Writer (beta) Write and format product recommendations and create affiliate links, managing merchant accounts and rewards LexisNexis® Publisher An advanced content management tool integrating on-point information to your website, portal, or intranet RSS is on LexisNexis developers’ top priority list as an enhancement to Publisher Topics would be based on LexisNexis SmartIndexing Technology™ taxonomy Client created topics would be next to come RSS Trends :  RSS Trends Feeds on the Phone NewsBreak Lite RSS feed reader for Pocket PC and Smartphone http://www.iliumsoft.com/site/nw/newsbreak.htm http://feedbeep.com Feeds on PDAs FreeNews Mobile RSS Reader recently released www.freerangeinc.com BerryBloglines www.thebogles.com/berry_bloglines.html http://mobilerss.net www.newsmob.com RSS Trends :  RSS Trends RSS as Email www.myrssalerts.com http://botablog.com http://rsshut.com RSS your Calendars http://www.rsscalendar.com/rss (beta) http://upcoming.org www.evdb.com (beta) – event and venue rss Shopping with RSS www.dealcatcher.com http://rssauction.com What’s Next with RSS:  What’s Next with RSS Continual monitoring and delivery of feeds like a TV channel KnowNow3 Enterprise Syndication Solution A scaleable enterprise RSS aggregator www.knownow.com Add RSS Feeds to Your Site Feedsweep www.howdev.com/services/feedsweep Make your own feed Blogger, Tristana Writer, FeedForAll Internal RSS feeds ING testing RSS for internal communications through KnowNow3 Consistent delivery – better than email Meta-feeds Metadata about other feeds as an alternative to tags Links List:  Links List Pamela Lee Anderson’s Blog http://pamelaanderson.blogs.friendster.com Barbie’s Blog http://myscene.everythinggirl.com/friends/barbie/barbie_index.aspx?open=blog& William Shatner’s Blog www.williamshatner.com/ Adam Curry’s Blog http://live.curry.com/ Boots on the Ground http://bootsonground.blogspot.com 365 and a Wake Up http://thunder6.typepad.com/ UThink http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ Links List:  Links List Dartblogs http://dartblogs.com Mobilocity K-Log http://radio.weblogs.com/0101123/ Airtight www.airtightinteractive.com/projects/related_tag_browser/ LexisNexis® Publisher www.lexisnexis.com/publisher/ LexisNexis® SmartIndexing Technology™ www.lexisnexis.com/infopro/smartindexing/ LexisNexis® Taxonomy http://www.lexisnexis.com/taxonomy/

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