This is the link to my digital portfolio. It still needs a little work. I am trying to figure out how to delete content in the side bar...for some reason it leaves my deleted items there.
Monday, June 15, 2009
I subscribed to Google Reader and discovered RSS Feeds. This information tool can be useful to me because I have access to articles and also suggested articles to me through a friends network. I also have linked my blog to google reader so I can share with my friends what I have been blogging about. I could apply this technology to my class because everyone can share with one another and write about certain articles they have read. This information sharing is creative and will be useful because of the wide variety of topics that are made available.
When I compare the Plaxo/Linkedin to Myspace/Facebook there are many differences. I feel professional based sites as Plaxo/Linkedin are useful for the working professional to network with employers, businesses and people affiliated with work. These social networking sites are not covered with random surveys, and comments. It has the appearance of professionalism. On the contrary Myspace/Facebook is more of a relaxed social networking site. For instance, Myspace can have downloaded music from the latest Hip-Hop group with pink glittery stars as the back drop. Which can look great with the pictures downloaded of the great time sipping beer in Cabo. Facebook on the other hand is I think the better of the two. This site is relaxed, but at the same time has a professional feel to it and can be used for school, networking, communicating with coworkers, professors and personal friends. The feature they all have in common is the ability to search and find people to make a connection with them whether it be for professional reasons or for fun.I like the google sites digital portfolio. I think this site is the most beneficial of all the networking sites. If done properly it can look great. I will need to improve digital portfolio before I send it out, but I feel I have made a good start. I can send my link when I am applying for a job and it will represent who I am and all my qualifications. I also think this shows to an employer that I am willing to take the time to create a portfolio for their convenience to get to know who I am better as a prospective employee.
Monday, June 8, 2009
I checked out the site Library Thing and I attached the link to my blog. I added a couple of books to my page that I have read. The site is really interesting because it suggests books for me to read by the content of the ones I have posted and also connects me to people who have read the same books as me. I can talk to people on the site who share the same interests in books and also read reviews on the books I want to read. I like this site because everyone can be a book critic and express their opinions. This site will be better when I am not so busy with school. I really don't have time to read a book other than school books for now.