In the years before the Internet, at the first college I worked at as faculty, the library had a table of contents service. You could tell them what journals you were interested in, and when a new print copy of… Read moreJournalTOCs: Stay current with your favorite research journals
I use an RSS feed reader to manage all of my news. I promise that soon I will write about my favorite news reader (Inoreader – for those in the know, it’s what Google Reader could have been). Really, everything… Read moreTwitRSS.me: Convert a Twitter Feed to an RSS Feed – and Why
Automatically have your Gmail attachments saved to Dropbox. Tweet Feedly articles you’ve tagged. Text new appointments to Google calendar. Making these kinds of automated connections is the power of today’s internet. And you know what? It’s ridiculously easy to do…. Read moreIFTTT: “Put the internet to work for you”
Earlier this year Google announced it was pulling the plug on Google Reader July 1, 2013. I recommended trying Old Reader or Feedly. Personally, I’ve settled on Feedly; their responsiveness to the demand following Google’s announcement and to the feature… Read moreFeedly: Prepared to Disconnect from Google Reader?
You don’t have time to read the New York Times cover to cover or time to spend all day watching CNN. You don’t have time to visit your favorite journals in the library to see if there’s anything relevant to… Read moreKeeping Up with New Information: The Magic of RSS
“What’s an RSS feed reader?” If you’ve been bopping around the tech blogs, you’ve been hearing a lot about RSS feed readers lately. If you haven’t been using an RSS reader, you may be wondering what the hubbub is all… Read moreTheOldReader & Feedly: Google Reader Replacements
[Update 3/17/2013: My recommended RSS feed readers are in this post.] Google Reader has been my go-to RSS feed reader since it launched in 2005. I’m pained to see it go. If you’re a Google Reader user, the first thing… Read moreGoogle Reader Is Retiring July 1, 2013: What to Do Next