Tuesday, January 13, 2009

keeping track of social networks

Do you belong to several social networking sites?
  • Twitter
  • Flickr
  • Facebook
  • Delicious
  • Google Reader
  • Others
If so, you probably have friends on a number of these sites as well. So, how do you keep track of all of this activity without making yourself crazy (okay, crazier, in my case)?

One solution is FriendFeed. Here's a FriendFeed widget with my recent activity:

You can subscribe to FriendFeed and add your friends. Of course, there's another step that can take some time. Facebook also has a FriendFeed application you can add. It will automatically add your Facebook friends to your FriendFeed as they sign up without your having to go through another step.

I find FriendFeed particularly useful professionally in regard to seeing what web sites my library colleagues are bookmarking in Delicious. And that's really what social networking is about - learning from your peers.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Video - Can you say it in 12 seconds?

There are some tools out there that make videocasting really easy. All you need is 12 seconds of your time, a webcam, microphone and a willing or perhaps not so willing co-star:

sreymer on 12seconds.tv