News feeds are a quick and easy wasy of keeping up to date. I found the browser based RSS feeds the easiest to use. Google reader woud be useful for study groups etc as you could share the information you find useful easily. Its an easy way of keeping up to date and sharing information. I subscribed to feeds from the British Library and COPAC which may be useful for work although my inital impression was that they were giving information about exhibitions and new collections added which may or may not be useful. I liked the NLM RSS feed 'Behind the headlines' which gives information such as the research and studies behind headline health stories. I will carry on using browser based feeds and probably use google reader when I start another OU course in October.
Wednesday, 26 May 2010
Monday, 24 May 2010
Just had a pleasant 30mins in the garden with a cup of tea and Isla's Lemon Drizzle cake. It was delicious as always. Definately worth an hours' concentration trying to fathom the intricacies of 23 things. Come on ladies (and guys) go for it this week - who knows what delicacy will arrive in the kitchen!
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Thought I'd have a look to see if any of the Triathletes in my local club blogged and lo and behold they do. Will Clarke is one of our stars and is hoping for a place in the Olympics 2012.
Damn! I was doing so well but forgot how to add a link and had to ask the daughter!! Damn!!
igoogle was fun to set up and I'm sure there's much more to explore. I liked the way you could organize your 'stuff' using tabs. I think I will probably continue to use it at home as our family share a computer and I can use this to keep my favorites separate from everyone else.
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
23 things - the list looked quite daunting at first but with Ilsa's encouragement we all got down to business. Several terms looked familiar - 'RSS feeds', 'blogs' 'igoogle' etc but I had only a vague idea what they were and had never bothered to give my self time to find out. igoogle was fun to set up. Choosing between hamsters or penguins a difficult choice! As I went along I thought it began to look a bit like my kitchen table - a calendar, a newspaper, recipe book, calculator, dictionary - the list goes on!