Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Week #4 Thing #8
I love the idea of RSS feeds. I had heard about them before, and even subscribed to a site, but didn't realize that you needed a reader for the feeds to go to. I set up the google reader for the simple fact that I already have a google account. I was excited to see that all the blogs that I am following for class automatically went to the reader. I love this way of looking at things. It is so much easier to check everyone's blogs. Before, I would keep checking back on the blogs to see if there was any new information. Now the information comes to me. It is such a time saver! I also subscribed to my local paper. Can you believe that the first new article from my paper was about the public library's funding being cut? I was glad I got to read the article. I then subscribed to a couple of sites with library ideas and lesson plans. Another site I subscribed to was a listing of Pennsylvania library jobs - hope I get one soon! The only down side I see is that if you subscribe to too many feeds, you get bogged down looking through all the material. I guess you have to set up folders for the different types of info you receive to handle all the information. Well, I gotta go check my reader!