Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I never knew Craigslist existed, and I was quite impressed with the types of things I could find, Halloween costumes, gowns, wedding gowns, leather jackets, apartments around the rate I am paying now. I looked at the Western Mass. version, the Hartford version, and the Northwest Connecticut version, as these are the areas I live or work. I decided to compare it with Masslive's classifieds, which is really The Springfield Republican's classifieds. I was very disappointed. I couldn't find wedding gowns, and they only had a handful of clothing for sale. (I am very much into buying used clothing)! Craigslist had more rentals $600 and under in Western Mass than Masslive. Both confirmed though that I am getting a deal where I am! $500 in a house converted into 4 apartments, includes heat, hot water, and electricity, and cats! I liked Craigslist, however I don't like all of their listings. In fact in Connecticut, prositutes were using Craigslist to sell their services, and the police buste them for it. I'm torn about putting a link to it on our website. What would you all do? By the way, I have finished Thing 5. I have to wait for TripAdvisor to publish my review. Once that is done, I will post it in my blog.
I had a chance to look at two social networking sites geared to book lovers: Goodreads and LibraryThing. Goodreads is smaller and has about over 5,000 people. LibraryThing has over 400,000 people. I could see providing links to these sites on our web page. Patrons could fine reviews of books by other readers, post their own reviews of books, keep track of the books they have read, and share with other readers. They could also connect with authors. I plan on adding links to these resources on to our website. I joined Goodreads and LibraryThing. I haven't had a chance to add all the books I have read yet to Goodreads, only what I am currently reading! I haven't had a chance to add anything to LibraryThing yet. Too many books, too little time this week!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I realized from other people following my blog, that I didn't have to run all the words together. That's only necessary for the url. So, I cleaned up my title, and changed it to an intro. to the 2.0 world, as I think that is more descreptive of the experience.
Posted by Joanne Szelag, Reference Librarian at 10:58 AM