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Monday, November 01, 2004

Feeds and Knowledge Management

Here are my scattered presentation thoughts. I'm still analyzing how feeds can help with knowledge management and what points I really need to cover. I'm not going to spend a lot of time on the basics.

Intro to Feeds
-Two main kinds of feeds: RSS and Atom
-Feeds are gaining in popularity, trend will continue

Feeds are a quick way to learn about site updates
-work for blogs, Web sites, a number of things
-feeds come to you, you don't have to go to the source
-some people use them to learn when a source updates, as opposed to simply reading the feed iteself
-can be a great way to learn when sites update, especially sites with sporadic update schedules or long breaks between updates

How to find feeds

Share Your OPML

How to use feeds

How to receive feeds


Different sources of feeds/ways people use feeds --news
--Feed from a buoy to know the height of the ocean

Neat things to do w/ feeds

How do feeds contribute to knowledge management? -A big piece of KM is making knowledge available for sharing: feeds help share knowledge.
-route information to specific places or people using feeds If you have any thoughts for how you use feeds for knowledge management, please feel free to share them.


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