Learning about Google Reader and recapping the inaugural Social Media Breakfast in Boston.

Hosted by Bryan Person. Recorded from Boston, Massachusetts, USA and published for Thursday, August 30, 2007.

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I recap the inaugural Social Media Breakfast, held at The Pour House in Boston on Wednesday, August 29. You can also check out Social Media Breakfast photos.

I’m teaching an online class at Shel Holtz Webinars called “Monitoring and Participating in Online Conversations.” The class begins on Monday, September 10 and lasts five weeks. It does not take place at a specific time; participate when it’s convenient for you. The class will cover:

  • RSS
  • Using feed readers
  • Blog monitoring
  • Joining in the online conversation
  • Blogger outreach and blogger relations

Register for the class now at ShelHoltzWebinars.com.

Getting the most out of Google Reader

  1. Reading posts in list view (river of news)
  2. Share posts of interest — including your own — to a public RSS feed
  3. Share posts via e-mail with your colleagues
  4. Star important posts and those that you want to come back to later
  5. Give posts meaningful tags or labels
  6. Add meaningful feeds in addition to blogs — keyword searches from Technorati or Google Blog search, Flickr photo streams, Google Reader shared feeds, etc.
  7. Take advantage of Google Reader’s shortcut keys
  8. Use the Google Trends feature to better manage your feeds

Thanks to everyone who added their Google Reader tips and tricks via the New Comm Road Travelers group in Facebook:

Rob Cottingham, did we convince you to switch from Bloglines?


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Running time: 18:47

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