Monday, June 22, 2009

Digital Portfolio, Plaxo & LinkedIN

I am suppose to discuss the pros and cons of these three different professional portfolios. I would say that one of the benefits would be that employers and other professionals within the profession have easy access to your information. Having access to any one of these methods would also make it easy to update your information as well.
I would have to say that the down side to using these types of professional portfolios would be the exact same as the benefit. Personal information about you is very easily attainable. Once you input any type of information into a computer that is no longer confidential information. I personally am more of a private person and would prefer that information about myself or my family is not very easily accessible by just anyone.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Exploring You Tube

I am pretty familiar with You Tube. I have used it quit a bit. I have mainly used it to look at and view funny videos. The reason that I chose the video that I did is because the person in the video is a good friend of mine. We went to college together and shared a lot of the same classes. He was also a kinesiology major whereas his emphasis was more geared toward personal training while mine was in athletic training. It has been awhile since I have spoken to him and learning about the different technologies in this course have allowed me to see how far he has come in his career over the last 5 years. He has managed to start his own business and is determined to educate society about how to better themselves through a healthy lifestyle.

You Tube Video

Library Thing Assignment

After looking on the Library Thing web page I didn't find it all that interesting. I'm not much of a reader, but I do see how it would appeal to those that like to read. As with all the other new forms of technologies that we have learned about so far in this course, I would need more time just to play around with it to see if it actually serves a useful purpose for me. It is very possible that I can utilize it to store literature in athletic training and I will definitely look into it and experiment more with it.

Generator Assignment

With this generator image you are actually able to play the game loves me, loves me not. By just simply clicking on the image it starts plucking away at the pedals leaving the last pedal telling you whether or not you are loved. As you can see, I wasn't so lucky.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Technorati Assignment

I really didn't find the technorati website interesting at all. I am not really into the blogging thing so I found it pretty difficult to search different blogs. I am not interested in making sure that my blogs go to this technorati site. Assignment

This social bookmarking website is somewhat interesting. I can see how it could be beneficial for a lot of different reasons. At first glance if you are searching for a specific piece of information you can be directed to several websites that may be of assistance to you just by entering a search word. I can definitely see the benefits of using this as a research and teaching tool. Teachers could tag different websites so that there students can later go and look them up. I can also see how it would be helpful just to bookmark websites so that they can be viewed at a later time from anywhere. Personally, I don't know how I feel about others being able to log on and view the websites that I tagged. I think overall, this just like some of the other technologies that I have learned about thus far during this course could potentially be one that I continue to use after this course.