Tuesday, October 27, 2009

social bookmarking

I would say that most everyone my age belongs to some sort of social book marking web site. Whether it is facebook, myspace, or twitter it allows us to communicate with people that we would otherwise never talk to. I never use these social websites for my close friends (I can just call them), but when it comes to getting a hold of someone that you have lost contact with it is super easy to track some one down and communicate with them. Another thing I use these websites for is looking at pictures that I have been in. Lets say that a distant friend takes a picture that you are in. In real life you may never see that picture, but on a website like facebook or myspace you can enjoy the pictures any time you want.

5 new words
1. RSS feed
2. social capital
3. glocalization
4. Netiquette
5. Flaming

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I learned some very useful search techniques that will help me find information faster. For example putting two or more words together in parenthesis will tell the search engine to search for that phrase instead of just the words. I also learned that their is a thing called the invisible web that is thought to be many times bigger than the web we all know and love. The invisible web includes databases of all shapes and sizes.

5 new words
Invisible web
search box strategy

Here is video on boolean searching that I found to be helpful