Presentation: RSS: Filtering & Processing Obscene Amounts of Information

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on March 25, 2011

How to Hack RSS to Reduce Information Overload, By Dawn Foster: “Last week, I held a session at South by Southwest [SXSW] Interactive titled Hacking RSS: Filtering & Processing Obscene Amounts of Information, where I talked about creative ways to use RSS to manage information overload without using any programming skills. There is more information available in the world than any one person could hope to consume (hundreds of exabytes of data), but most of that information isn’t interesting, out of date, inaccurate, or not relevant for you. The key to reducing information overload is to more efficiently find the data you want among the information that you don’t care about. The tools that I talked about in my SXSW session are focused on discarding or de-emphasizing the data you don’t need, while highlighting the data that’s relevant for you.”

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