Sunday, September 27, 2009

Oh, Twitter.

So I've just opened up a Twitter account, and I can't even make myself type my first tweet. I think it's because with Facebook, I already had some friends online. I knew I wasn't just typing for nothing. But I've decided to follow a strange selection of celebrities, etc., including Danny Masterson, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Ryan Seacrest (not a huge fan), and the Onion. Meanwhile, I have zero followers. I prefer it that way. Twitter's all right, I guess. I just know that this feature already exists on Facebook, so it just feels a little excessive. At least I understand the format. But what will be my first tweet? How about "studying library stuff in Madison"? Finally, the pressure of the first tweet can just go away.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

What's this all about?

For my reference course, I've started this blog to encourage and promote the benefits of life-long learning, especially in the area of technology. Looking at the list here, I've got to say that this class is going to push me out of my comfort zone. I've never really felt that I was very advanced in this area, but I've also never felt too far behind the times ... until I examined this list. To be honest, RSS feeds, Flickr mashups, and an online image generator sound slightly intimidating to me. But I'm hoping that's mostly due to their names. :) Regardless, I will be here to fill you in on the ups and downs and lessons I've learned while playing around with these different Web tools. Talk to you later.