Thursday, September 18, 2008


I have spent way more time than I should have looking at alot of different headings in the different sections of technorati. I did not find it an easy site to look through. There are way too many advertisements which are a distraction, and some of the content appears to be trivial, for example found news headlines like "Celebrity hissy fits are in fashion" and 'Rover, call me an ambulance - dog calls 911"!!
I did not find it easy to search for learning 2.0 blogs,and to be honest I ended up feeling very frustrated at the results of all my different searches. Time to move along to the next exercise.......before I become lost in a labyrinth of lifestyle and entertainment blogs!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

"" Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don't much care where-" said Alice.
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go," said the Cat."

from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

When I went into I didn't know where I wanted to go. I ended up going places that where amusing and of interest and other places that were of no interest at all.
A lot of time can be spent in different web pages and I think the great thing about bookmarking is that it means that you can have easy access to the sites that provide useful information or are of interest.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

RSS Feeds and News Readers

Once I had signed up to Bloglines I found it easy to subscribe to the newsfeeds.
I did like the idea of getting daily quotes so have added the link to my blog as an added exercise. I also went to the TVNZ website and used their RSS feed to get daily news highlights . I think that having direct feeds to websites would be useful for finding information quickly on the reference desk. There is so much information out there in cyberspace it can be quite overwhelming when searching on the net. Having links to topics/subjects of interest and using the favourites shortcuts is very helpful when time is an issue.

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Today I balanced my check book using a calculator, (oh dear, surely those figures can't be right!)... but no the calculator is right.........Great technology.
I texted and received messages back and forth from hubbie who is away......surely one phone call would have been a more efficient means of communicating. Great Technology for a short sharp message, but not so good for detail!!!
I went searching the and for inspiration for dinner.....would still be there now if children weren't desperately hungry and not at all interested in the culinary delights that I found online. Now thats a technological advance that I can live and all that information at my finger tips
Checked my emails. Not so thrilled to find I had a heap of spam, but do enjoy hearing from friends who are near and far.
I am now going to turn my cell phone off, disconnect the computer, turn all appliances off except for the XBOX (which I use to play CD's on), and give thanks for the fact that I control the technology in my life and not the other way round.