Tuesday, April 24, 2007


This is another on of those items that makes me feel like we are all on information overload. I can certainly see its usefulness in a library situation. It enables staff to share relevant information with each other, providing quick access to all kinds of info. Also, I can see it as a great way to access bookmarks no matter where you are, from any computer ... cool! And I get the networking part of it, too. Here's another way to connect with other people who have similar interests. The world is getting bigger all the time ...

Monday, April 23, 2007

My Spacing

I can see I'll have to get help from my teenage daughters in "prettying up" my MySpace account. I also haven't decided how much info to enter into my profile. But, I think I'll play with this a little bit and see what happens ...

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

My Space #1

Okay, so when I first looked at this I thought "Why libraries?" I mean, doesn't that seem kind of wierd? Who's going to go on MySpace and look for a library. But when I read David Lee King's article about libraries on MySpace it started to seem like an interesting idea. He had some very good thoughts about connecting with teens through MySpace and ways to make the library's presence more relevant. I'm reserving judgment until I have a chance to check out a few sites.

Monday, April 16, 2007

and more RSS...

Made it through Lessond #8 ... am I blinding you with my speed? Signed up for some more RSS feeds. These are a feed about the weather on Kauai, a political feed, and 2 library feeds: Library Stuff and Thingology. This could get addicting ...

Thursday, April 5, 2007

RSS Feeds

If this was the hardest exercise ... This was great! I've been hearing about RSS feeds for years(!) and never took the time to explore. I subscribed to some generally random things for this exercise: Dictionary.com Word of the Day, Quotes of the Day, Unshelved, KCLS27things, and some co-workers blogs.

I can see using RSS for so many things. When I sit down at my computer in the morning to check on all my regular websites, instead of browsing to each individual site, I'll be able to just go to Bloglines and view it all at once! For professional uses, it would be a great way to stay on top of emerging information. Wonderful! Everyone should be using RSS feeds!