“Alternative Voices on the Internet: Managing the News Online”
Submitted by MRM on Wed, 01/30/2008 - 9:18pm
Suffering from information overload? The increasing ability of radicals and progressives to “be the media” has meant a rising up of marginalized voices, particularly on the Internet. Come explore approaches to using the Internet to monitor, share, and manage all this information. This presentation will demonstrate how so-called “Web 2.0” tools like Really Simple Syndication (RSS) and news aggregators can help you get organized online and be a more effective independent journalist or community activist. Add to your Internet toolkit to help get your work done! Librarian volunteers from the collective Radical Reference (www.radicalreference.info) will give the basics of RSS and news readers and discuss how these kinds of tools can contribute to the media justice movement.