Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Feed me, I'm Hungry !!

I have successfully signed into the Google Reader and added four, not five, items to my list (not including the four blogs of fellow 26.2 classmates that are already there too). I feel overwhelmed with the many online sources that have been created for me to "organize my life better" only because it adds one more place for me to remember to go to. Right now I have RefWorks, Google Reader, Google Calendar (using at work already), facebook, and four different emails. This is just WAY TOO MUCH! I'm going to try the Google Reader to see if this makes my online life a little less all over the place, but I can't say I will remember to check it often enough!

Oddly, RSS is not such a new thing, but some of the sites I visit are still not set up for RSS feed of their site !!

3 comments:

Pia said...

I agree that there is way too much information to keep track of. At least google reader makes it easier.

Jennifer Koerber said...

I hear you on the "too many places to check" front. There's a page on which I keep all of my accounts in various tools and sites...over 30 at last count. You're not supposed to keep a paper list of them all in one spot, but it's the only way I'd keep track of them. Don't be afraid to supplement all of this social computing with some good old fashioned paper organizing.

Also, there are ways to consolidate your email accounts (POP mail, forwarding, etc) depending on the requirements of your various mail roles. If you'd like some suggestions, please let me know.

As a question, have you found any of the tools presented so far to offer you a way to keep things more organized or colocated? If not a tool, then a system you've discovered or invented?

the zak said...

Around the web what resources, templates are there for library users to keep track of progress with their library reference enquiries over the years?...