My Saturday Morning Newspaper [SLIDE]

After wiping a cheeseload of tryptophanic crust out of my eyes this morning, I was feeling a bit creative  — so I decided to whip up a slide for all y’all:

(download slide and view original image credit on Flickr)
Hope y’all dig it.

More importantly, hope y’all will spend serious time learning to embrace the simple beauty of a world where RSS feed readers like Google Reader allow YOU control the Saturday morning paper.

Need some help getting started with feed readers? 

Then check out this Commoncraft tutorial:




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Image Credit:

I Can’t Believe the News Today by
Thomas Lethuard

Creative Commons Attribution on November 24, 2012

5 thoughts on “My Saturday Morning Newspaper [SLIDE]

  1. Retro Ed Tech collector

    I think there are two reasons that RSS never caught on.
    1. The name. Sounds techie & confusing. A friendly name would have helped.
    2. The technology. Figuring out the RSS feed URL for different blogs remained a point of confusion but perhaps, just for me. Also, there didn’t seem to be any way to add an algorithm to adjust the mix the way that some automated systems (ie Facebook) do.
    Here’s an interesting personal digital divide story focusing on the old versus young. My mom last year started complaining that the phone company had stopped providing the weather report for free. She said that she had no easy way to check the weather anymore. Since she has a computer all hooked up and handy, I changed her front page to the local weather and she’s calmed down.

  2. Bill Ferriter

    Paul wrote:
    My hope is that mobile apps like Flipboard and Zite add enough visual appeal and ease of use to get RSS over the hump.
    – – – – – – – –
    The wild part, Paul, is that I dont think people realize that Flipboard and Zite are RSS readers.
    Maybe thats half the battle: The term RSS Reader and News Aggregator were too darn intimidating for people!
    Customized streams of information, though — which is what RSS allows — are incredibly important and incredibly valuable. In the end, thats the only real selling point that people need.
    Rock right on,


    Sometimes I wonder why RSS never really caught on. It is such a convenient way to customize your news (as you so eloquently describe). My hope is that mobile apps like Flipboard and Zite add enough visual appeal and ease of use to get RSS “over the hump”.

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