Friday, 21 September 2012
Thing 4: Current awareness - Twitter, RSS and Storify
I have been using twitter on and off for the past year or so. Initially I used twitter for personal purposes, mostly to 'follow' musicians I liked. When I started doing CPD23 I set myself up a new twitter. I use it to follow librarians and also political pundits I am interested in. I'm trying to increase my use of twitter, but sometimes find it a bit overwhelming! I think I should make more use of lists as I have trouble keeping up with the number of people I follow.
I use RSS feeds through Google reader. I have added a number of blogs that I am interested in keeping up to date with. However I confess I have yet to get in the habit of reading the aggregated feed. Instead I tend to see when someone has posted a new post through Twitter and read it this way.
I had heard of Storify but not used it before. I'm not quite sure whether I would use it day to day, but could be useful if I attend a conference or seminar.