What a surprise when I found The Huffington Post as #1 on Technorati's Top 100 Blogs. I subscribed to the RSS feed recently for this blog. I checked out a couple of other "Tops" that looked interesting. The Daily Dish, #11, featured some political cartoons. Political cartoons generate interesting quick-writes and discussions in the classroom. A thought-provoking cartoon posted on a library web page or enewsletter could draw the reader's attention to an important idea. Libraries should probably stay away from political cartoons, though. #12 was Read, Write, Web which featured an interesting article on posting book reviews with correct format and tags in order to be a good citizen and make money on the book review. It suggested using a structured format such as ePub. I had never heard of this web help. This article gave me an example of the importance of tagging an item appropriately. As I am linking articles in Diigo, I have the option of tagging. I have not put much thought into the tags I assign, but I have learned that the tags can be valuable as I save more articles and return to them searching for a particular nugget to glean.
I am learning more about adding and removing widgets to my blog. It's fun to personalize my blog while organizing its information. Technorati and tags had much to offer as I continue to explore my technical side.
Thomas A. Edison
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