Social Cataloging: Goodreads & Library Thing

As someone who has around 300 books in their personal collection, I find sites such as Goodreads and Library Thing to be very useful to say the least. I have been using Goodreads for around a year and a half now, and although I had a Library Thing account for just as long I am just now coming around to using it again. Why? Glad you asked! Even before I started my MLIS degree I was looking for a way to organize my books as well as a way to keep track of what books I have read and what … Continue reading Social Cataloging: Goodreads & Library Thing

The Magical World of Google

As many of you know, I am a huge Google fangirl (Yes I realize that I have a WordPress blog instead of blogger. That is because I prefer WordPress and I don’t like to choose something based on the name alone…). With that being said, Google has some pretty awesome things going on. A fellow classmate of mine presented on Google Doc this past week and I thought I would share what I know, along with what I learned! I am narrowing this down to things that will help you do group work and whatnot. So I hope this is beneficial for … Continue reading The Magical World of Google

Some Helpful Readings on Social Media

My course on Social Media is turning out to be way more informative than I originally thought it would be (not to mention I am actually learning about Research Methods in this course more so than other courses I have taken…including a separate course on Research Methods. But that is neither here nor there). So I thought I would share some of the readings I have found most helpful so far: Google Speaks: Secrets of the Worlds Greatest Billionaire Entrepreneurs, Sergey Brin and Larry Page by Janet Lowe I learned a lot more about Google than I thought I would ever know! … Continue reading Some Helpful Readings on Social Media

Web 2.0

I have been in Grad school for over a year now, and I keep hearing the term “Web 2.0” in regards to internet technologies. So I wanted to dig a bit deeper and figure out where the term came from and maybe even catch a glimpse of where we are going. The concept and term Web 2.0 was coined in early 2000, supposedly between Tim O’Reilly and MediaLive International. But what is Web 2.0? In short it is a new way to visualize and use the internet. Prior to the dot com bubble burst in 2001, the internet wasn’t nearly … Continue reading Web 2.0

StumbleUpon

So I was required for class to choose a Social Media platform that I use and create a tutorial for my fellow students to learn about it. I am sure you can tell from the title of the post that I chose StumbleUpon. If you are interested, Click Here for the presentation that I uploaded to YouTube. So for those of you who are interested in how I created the presentation here are a list of the programs I utilized. Prezi I like to use Prezi instead of PowerPoint because I like that the presentation has movement. I think the … Continue reading StumbleUpon

Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

Hello everyone! As I promised here is a link to the Prezi presentation as well as a few links that you might find helpful. If you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comment section. Also if you have any tips, tricks, or suggestions on things to add to this presentation, please do that as well! Prezi Presentation My Presentation on Prezi. 10 Obscure Google Tricks Some handy stuff, but not necessarily related to researching. 100 Google Search Tricks This one is my favorite. Google Search classes Basically this is a series of ‘classes … Continue reading Tips, Tricks, and Hacks

23 Things: Part 2

8. Learn about RSS feeds and setup your own Bloglines newsreader account. Ok so I tried, I did. I registered for a bloglines account and imported (very slowly I might add) a few of the blogs I read, and I must say I did not like it very much at all. I am currently using Google Reader and I am accustomed to their formatting and such, and you know what, I like it. So I think I will continue using it! But I do love my RSS feeds and reader! 🙂 What I like most is keeping up to date … Continue reading 23 Things: Part 2

23 Things: Part 1

So this post, and I am sure some others that will follow, are going to be part of an assignment for my Foundations of Library Science course. We are to go to this blog, http://plcmcl2-things.blogspot.com/, and follow the 23 things and update as we go. As I already have a blog, I won’t be creating a new one for this assignment but rather utilizing what I already have. So here goes! Read this blog & find out about the program. Check! Basically this adventure will lead to me being able to utilize more technologies that will help me in my … Continue reading 23 Things: Part 1