Thursday, November 19, 2009
Twitter was number twelve on our challenge, which to me proved to be an easy one. I always said that I would never create an account on twitter because I thought it was more for celebrities, but much to my surprise I found a few of my friends on there. They had up dates that were not posted on their other sites so now I can check each site if I am having trouble getting in touch with them. I was also able to add my two favorite country artists to follow, Tim McGraw and Jason aldean. They also had interesting posts on thier day by day activity. I would recommend this site to anyone who has a busy schedule and might not be able to keep up with the people they want to. one quick click and you are able to see the minute by minute updates of the people you chose to follow.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I am already a memeber of face book so this challenge really wasn't a challenge at all for me. I love this social network. It allows me to talk with friends and family that I don't get to see on a regular basis and I was also able to find friends that I had lost touch with do to moving and other occurances in life. I think that anyone who wants to be able to keep up with thier friends and family but they might not have all the time to do so should think about joining facebook.
Okay I found this challenge to be difficult. I searched once agian the last song by Nicholas Sparks and netlibrary had trouble finding it. I was curious to see how I would be able to look threw the book on line but since it gave me everything that had the words song or last in it I wasn't able to do so. I was not impressed with this site at all.
So for this challenge I searched Nicholas Sparks' newest novel the last song. I was not impressed with worldcats deduction of the closest library to me. For my location I put in Tuckerton, NJsince that is where I live and they told me the closest library to get it is the Atlantic City free public library. When in fact the closest would be either the Tuckerton branch of OCL or the Little Egg branch. The details and reviews also did not impress me much because the details just seemed to repeat the jacket cover of the book. I guess ig I were searching a rare book it would be more useful but not for common books.
Monday, November 9, 2009
I loved this challenge!! I no longer have a need to keep a notebook filled with the books I have read or want to read. I think this is a great tool for any person who likes to read. I don't know how many times I have picked up a book and had to read a few pages to know if I had raed it alreday. Now there is no need I can keep a full list of each book and add them as I go along. I also like that I can keep a list of books I would like to read because a lot of times I find a book that I want to read while I'm in the middle of one book and then forget the titlte when I am done.
Okay for this challenge I decided since it's getting closer to Christmas and everyone in my family loves Carhart clothing that I would use it as my search. Well, I'm glad I did because it made searching for specific items easier then it has ever been in past years for me. I have to say that even though I liked Worio I found that Carrot2 was more for me. It catorgorised carhatrt clothing into work clothes, jeans, protective clothing, jackets, and so on. I liked not having to search through a million pages before finding winter hats. With most search engines when you type in a topic and chose one of the sites you have to go page by page to find the product you are looking for. I will be using Carrot2 to help me with all my difficult items on my shopping list this year!
I found google advanced search to be very interesting. Until now I was unaware that by putting sit.gov or .edu in front of my search would bring up so many more options for me to search through. I was always use to putting it at the end of my topic. For this challenge I searched lung cancer because I am trying to get my brother and boyfriend to quit smoking. I was able to search sit.nj.gov and find a listing of factors that cause lung cancer and programs that New Jersey is working on and currently providing to bring the awarness of lung cancer more accesible to people. I didn't find much of a difference in searching with edu or org but I was still suprised on how each way organized the topics better to the search method I had typed in. To finish my I would have to say that I find it very useful especially for use in reports on a specific topic.