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Thanks to all our readers July 28, 2009

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Many thanks to all of you who have read the blog, and followed our other efforts to provide reports on, and interactions, with events, in particular SINI2009. We know that quite a few people have followed on Twitter, and from comments on Facebook and elsewhere, we know that you have appreciated our efforts in this area.

It is important to to stress that this is a collaborative blog/activity, and that several of us contribute, often in different ways, to reporting the various events. Thanks go to Scott for most of the longer blog posts from SINI2009, while Peter and Margaret provided many of the tweets. Thanks also to our additional contributors, in particular Eric for video clips and Heather Sobko for additional photos.

If anyone has further comments, or suggestions, please feel free to email us at hi.blogs[at]gmail.com, or tweet directly.

The next ventures to be blogged will be MIE2009 (Sarajevo, late August – www.mie2009.org) and Medicine 2.0’09 (Toronto, mid September – www.medicine20congress.com).

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Bill Perry on RSS feeds for nurses: SINI2009 July 23, 2009

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Bill Perry

Bill Perry

Bill Perry, from Kettering Health Network, gave a presentation on RSS feeds and how they might help nurses and other health professionals to manage the large amount of information they might need to keep up to date on. He began by explaining what RSS is, and how it works in terms of delivering information from sites automatically, and for free, to a feed reader (of which there are many types and examples).

Bill gave examples of subscribing to journal RSS feeds, or following Twitter streams, and creating custom Google news or video searches, and directing the output to RSS feeds.

A number of questions were raised from the audience – one question was about being able to access this type of information resource if people do not have ready internet access at home, or from work if their employer’s firewalls block access. Another question was about filtering information as there is the potential to receiving even more information sources than one does at present.

Bill also described a number of ways, such as personal start pages (eg Pageflakes, Netvibes, iGoogle) to aggregate a number of RSS feeds into one site.

Bill’s presentation is available on Slideshare >>>

Twittering from NI2009 June 30, 2009

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We have added a number of krew members’ Twitter streams to the blog (see right hand column). A number of other colleagues here have signed up with Twitter and are providing tweets about the sessions they are attending. They include @pattifbrennan, @NewRNPhD (thanks, Jane, for participating in the discussion in the session we were in), @SusanPhDRN.

You can follow the Twitter stream @ni2009 (www.twitter.com/ni2009) or search Twitter for #ni2009