Friday, October 23, 2009

Thing 14

Topic of my 14th delve into the Web 2.0 World: Technorati. Technorati is essentially Google for blogs. You can search for either blogs, blog posts, or blog tags (though I wasn't able to locate where you search for tags - I found the list of "popular tags used on Technorati in the last month, but it was browsable, not searchable). And I found some interesting blogs (and on one of them discovered that there is an official White House photostream on Flickr).

Is Technorati useful as a librarian? It's another way to find information on the internet. And I'm sure I could find some very good blogs out there that would have great information about technology, books, book reviews, and other things applicable to my job and my field. I don't feel like I would use it much with assisting patrons. If a person is coming to me asking for help finding information, a blog is probably not a good place to look - maybe I'm wrong.

One thing I'm beginning to realize is that there is just SO MUCH information on the internet. You could spend hours and hours and hours and just touch the surface of what's out there. I am feeling so overwhelmed right now.

14 down, 9 to go!

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