One of the things that I have found to be the most challenging in the SfAA podcasts project is how to reach out to the non-tech savvy about technology (i.e. podcasts, blogs, RSS). How can we incorporate this trendy technology into a field that is not so “tech-savvy” and most importantly, how can I make this technology non-threatening?
It’s been challenging, and I’m not quite sure how I’m doing with it. I’ve set up an “about blogs & podcasts” page and set up easy ways to subscribe to this site’s RSS feed (via RSS and email notifications) with the thought that will make it a little easier. The site has had over 850 hits, has 17 subscribers via RSS, and 5 email subscribers- so something is “working”, but I know there are improvements to be made.
As I was cruising around the web today, I came across a really awesome video called RSS in plain English. It’s a short video by Common Craft that breaks down RSS in a very simplistic and easy-to-understand way. So, I linked to it from the SfAA podcasts website in the hopes it might help. Now, all I need to do is find more awesome videos to explain other aspects of the website– any suggestions?