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The Cattle Rustler Rides Again!

Steve Cohen

Steve Cohen

That’s what Steve Abram said when he introduced Steve Cohen’s session, What’s Hot in RSS.  The reason for the title is because Steve Cohen did some cattle ranching at one time.  He did another A to Z roundup of RSS tools (really Z to A this time).  Here’s the list (the URLs are available on Steve’s blog).

Z:  Zoho 
Y: YouTube RSS Search
W:  (it’s in Spanish!)
V: Votes Database (it was created by an intern at the Washington Post for free).  See how legislators voted.
U: JD Supra (there’s a U in it!).  Documents that lawyers put up on the Web
T: Tic Tocs.  Journal Table of Contents service
S: Scribd.  A “YouTube” for PDF documents
R: Ravelry.  Social networking tool for knitters
Q: QuestionPoint.
P: Page 2 RSS.  Creates a feed from a page that doesn’t have one.
O: Open  Congress.  Feed for bills, issues, committees, etc.
M:  Mashable.  Social networking guide
L: LibraryThing
K: KillerStartups
J: Justia Dockets.  Federal District Court filings and dockets
I: I Want To.  I want to do something. What will help me do it?
H: Hunch.  (Not launched yet.) Helps you make decisions.
G: Google Reader
F: Facebook
E: E-Hub.  Web applications, services, sites on Web2.0 and social software
D: Deepest Sender.  Automatic posting to your blog
C: Compfight.  Image search–can use original content, creative commons, etc.
B: Backup URL.  Create a cached copy of a URL in case it goes down
A: Awesome Highlighter.  Lets you highlight text on a web page

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today  and CIL 2009 Blog Coordinator

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