Friday, January 30, 2009

Library Blogs and RSS Feeds

I've never used an aggregator before. I didn't find Google Blog Search very helpful in finding my 3 blogs. It was frustrating. I hope to get better at using Google Blog Search by playing around with it some more.

I used Blogline's Top 1000 to find my blogs. You can easily preview a blog and add it on the spot to Bloglines or you can go back and look at other blogs. I found what I wanted pretty quickly.

I like using RSS feeds because you can have all of your blogs in one place with Bloglines. I also like RSS feeds because many give you information that is up to date. It's convenient that you can check your RSS feeds from any computer not just your own. It's like Delicious with bookmarks; instead you have RSS feeds with an aggregator.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

First Blog

January 20, 2009

I'm a total newbie to Library Web 2.0 Tools. I have heard of most of the things that will be covered in class, but I don't have any experience with any of them. I'm looking forward to learning how to use Flickr to upload my photos from my vacations.

This is my first blog. It was fairly easy to set up my blog. The hard part for me was naming my blog. Is there a way to change the name of my blog if I come up with a better name?

Today was the inauguration of President Barack Obama. My daughter and I watched it on TV this morning. We saw a piece of history being made. President Obama has a long, hard road in front of him. It will take time to repair the damage that is facing our country.