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How RSS Feeds Will Give You More Efficiency And Control

feedly: “As the internet merges into a conglomerate of algorithms and distraction, it’s more important than ever to have control over the information you are consuming. That’s where RSS comes in handy, but it is not always clear on how exactly that is the case. So, let me break down it down for you…” [h/t/ Pete Weiss – please see his excellent article on that identifies the continued value of using RSS feed via LLRX- https://llrx.com/2016/12/what-is-rss-and-how-to-use-it-effectively/.]

Commentary – The Rise and Demise of RSS

The Rise and Demise of RSS: “There are two stories here. The first is a story about a vision of the web’s future that never quite came to fruition. The second is a story about how a collaborative effort to improve a popular standard devolved into one of the most contentious forks in the history… Continue Reading

Many Facebook users don’t understand how the site’s news feed works

“A sizable majority of U.S. adults use Facebook and most of its users get news on the site. But a new Pew Research Center survey finds that notable shares of Facebook users ages 18 and older lack a clear understanding of how the site’s news feed operates, feel ordinary users have little control over what appears… Continue Reading

How Google News Compares to Twitter, Facebook, and RSS for Your News

Gizmodo: “There’s a new news aggregator in town (well, an old one, revamped). The updated, refreshed, and smarter version of Google News is out now on Android, iOS, and the web, so how does this reimagining of the news stack up against the other ways we usually get our headlines—Facebook, Twitter, and RSS? We’ve been… Continue Reading

Why RSS Still Beats Facebook and Twitter for Tracking News

Gizmodo: “You’d be forgiven for thinking RSS died off with the passing of Google Reader, but our old friend Really Simple Syndication (or Rich Site Summary) still has a role to play on the web of 2017. It’s faster, more efficient, and you won’t have to worry as much about accidentally leaking your news reading… Continue Reading

GPO’s beta website research update for July 2017

July 6, 2017 – Links to related bills on Congressional Record details pages, RSS notifications, link service “Highlights from this release include links from Congressional Record Details pages to related bills, a variety of enhancements based on feedback from users, thumbnails in search results, pagination for optimized browsing, in-context help information, new developer tools including… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – What is RSS and How to Use it Effectively

Via LLRX – What is RSS and How to Use it Effectively – This guide by Pete Weiss – expert listserv manager, communication device integrator, and newswire publisher/editor – provides researchers with an overview of why you should use RSS, along with step by step examples of how to implement this application which should be… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Web Data Extractors 2016

Via LLRX.com – Web Data Extractors 2016 – Extracting data from the internet has become an increasingly high priority for organizations with teams that focus on mining and leveraging huge amounts of data as part of an effective, collaborative and actionable work product. Tools and protocols to extract content rich information are in demand as… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Competitive Intelligence: A Selective Resource Guide – September 2013

Via LLRX.com – Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Completely Updated – September 2013 Sabrina I. Pacifici’s comprehensive current awareness guide focuses on leveraging a selected but wide range of reliable, topical, predominantly free websites and resources. The goal is to support an effective research process to search, discover, access, monitor, analyze and… Continue Reading

The Economist: Google's Google problem

“Google is killing Google Reader…What Google has actually done is create a powerful infrastructure. The shape of that infrastructure influences everything that goes online. And it influences the allocation of mental resources of everyone who interacts with the online world. But there isn’t much to the real human world that isn’t shaped by the mental… Continue Reading

American Banker – New Technology Emerges to Archive Web Pages

New Technology Emerges to Archive Web Pages by John Adams “Smarsh’s web archiving captures a web site’s individual pages, and the content of those pages, in the original format. That provides a record to what was published online at any point in time. Archived web pages are rendered with the original design and experience. The… Continue Reading

ForeSee Study Highlights Social Media Best Practices for the Federal Government

News release: “Customer experience analytics firm ForeSee today released its report on the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Quarterly E-Government Satisfaction Index, including an analysis of the state of social media in the federal government. ForeSee’s audit of social media activity in the federal government identified clear themes and best practices, showing that the public… Continue Reading