Saturday, February 13, 2010
Thing Thirteen: Is it really delicious?
Hello readers! Well, I have finally investigated Delicious. It took me a while to warm up to the site; i feel that it is the same as searching on lycos, bing, or google. The only difference is you have to save and name everything instead of just adding it to your bookmarks for further use. So, once again I get to log into yet another website to access information. I think that is the one thing I am finding daunting about this process, the amount of user names and passwords I have accrued. I'm sure that some of these sights will never be visited again by me, while others will be frequently used, I'm not sure which category Delicious falls into. Okay, stepping off my soapbox...looking at this as a potential research assistant I can see that it might be useful if you are simply working from the internet, but does it work if I am working within a database? As a graduate student that is primarily where I am going to find my research, in databases of professional journals, etc. I can see that it would be available to you anywhere for use and tagging as long as you had an internet connection, but I do have to wonder what happens if all your research is there and your internet goes down; you need to definitely back that information up somewhere else as well, I would think. As a librarian I could see me using this application as a way to accumulate information for the different core areas and to tag them accordingly. I looked for ya fiction tags and found some good sites on reading advisory. I will continue to play with it and see where I ultimately land. For now I will be Switzerland...neutral. I looked at Digg as well, and that site really seemed like a cross between an RRS feed and facebook, you know, the Live News Feed part of facebook. I don't think I will be revisiting that site, but I can see how it would be appealing to those who like to keep up with news, etc.. online. Thanks for reading, I would love to hear your comments regarding these two sites. Heading out for another adventure...signing off.