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Presentation: Tools and practices for Finding and processing information online

29 October 2010 Posted by in category: information overload with Tags , ,

Below is the presentation of a talk I gave in an ISOC-IL meetup about information management.The presentation describes Tools and practices that will help you:

  • Find interesting and useful stuff, mostly with RSS streams you build.
  • Share and store what you find.
  • Retrieve information you've processed.

Tool and practices for Finding and processing information online

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Presentation transcript

Agenda
  • base assumptions
  • Find
  • Share & Store
  • Retrieve
2 base assumptions
  • 1. Search vs Find
Use RSS

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dannysullivan/474975762/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  • To find thing
  • Instate of searching for them
True story My RSS stats
  • 2. Good infrastructure is essential for information management
  • Find
How to: Build a Social Media Cheat Sheet for Any Topic j.mp/smch12
Use ‘tag search’ in delicious delicious.com/tag
Find the good stuff with a PostRank filters
Build a custom Search engine for a specific topic google.com/cse
j.mp/tntmb
  • Subscribe to interesting queries
  • Google Alerts + advanced operators
  • www.google.com/alerts
    • " information science"|"information theory"|"network theory" podcast
      • Will find pages:
        • That contains one of the exact phrases in parentheses
          • And that have the word podcast in them
          • Twitter search+ advanced operators
          Twitter search

          • Podcast HTML5 OR rdf OR accessibility OR internationalization OR i18n OR w3c filter:links
          • Will find tweets:
          • with the word ‘podcast’
          • that contain links
          • and one or more of the OR words
          • http://search.twitter.com/search?q=Podcast+HTML5+OR+rdf+OR+accessibility+OR+internationalization+OR+i18n+OR+w3c+filter:links
          Other places to search
          • (Keep useful bookmarks in the bookmarks bar, not inside folders)
          • Uploads by Harvard
          • Uploads by Hebrew University
          • Uploads by idfnadesk
          • Uploads by InfectedMushroomVids
          Can you feel the…

          • Information overload?
          • j.mp/clays12

          "It's not information overload. It's filter failure.” Clay Shirky

          RSS folders
          Use folders for

          • Thing to read first
          • Things with duration (like events)
          • Alerts about you
          • Interesting topics
          • And Don’t be afraid to unsubscribe
          Google Reader Tips

          • Prefix folders for easier categorization
          • Prefix feeds for Second level categorization
          • Google Reader Tips and Practices for Power Users
          Share & Store
          • ( Public feed (+ people who follow you
          ‘ Your shared items’ on Google reader
          My shared items embedded in my blog
          That accept feeds Other places

          • FriendFeed
          • Facebook
          • Twitter
          • … .
          • (But don’t spam!!!!)
          • Tag items
          Share tagsfolders

          • make a tag or folder public, and share the feed or clip
          Burn the feed

          • http://www.flickr.com/photos/84743632@N00/2117169098/
          + Podcasts automatically downloaded

          • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dkalo/2995246920/
          • Direct email
          A Gmail filter
          • Bookmarklets
          Share pages with a bookmarklet

          • Gmail’s

          Default client

          For default client

          • javascript:location.href='mailto:?SUBJECT='+document.title+'&BODY='+escape(location.href)
          • javascript:function htmlEscape(s){s=s.replace(/&/g,'&');s=s.replace(/>/g,'>');s=s.replace(/</g,'<');return s;} function linkEscape(s){s=s.replace(/&/g,'&');s=s.replace(/&quot;/,'&quot;');return s} h = '<a href=&quot;' + linkEscape(location.href) + '&quot;>' + htmlEscape(document.title) + '</a>'; with(window.open().document){write(h+'<form name=f><textarea name=a rows=5 cols=80 wrap=hard>'+htmlEscape(h)+'</textarea></form>'); close(); f.a.select(); } void 0
          Bit.ly bookmarklet

          • Bit.ly
          Embed delicious
          Embed from delicious
          Retrieve
          Search By tags
          Search in stared items

          • 4 Steps to Optimize Your RSS Subscription List in Google Reader
          • Bookmarks
          • Bookmarks are good place for information you can structure logically
          site:twitter.com/eyalsela

          • Find thing you’ve you know you’ve shared
          What others do?

          • Survey: How do You Process Online Information?
          • j.mp/shdyp
          • @isociltech @eyalsela
          • Thanks 

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