Monday, October 25, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
My PLN class just got out of the movie The Social Network. We talked about going to see this movie about the social network, Facebook, as a field trip. We thought as a PLN class we should go see a movie that is all about connecting with people, together.
We ended up going to On The Border. Mrs. Miller, Bri, Meghan, JD, Jordan, and I met up at 6:30 for dinner. Then it was off to the movie. All of us, with the exception of Mrs. Miller, went in there not knowing what to expect. Mrs. Miller saw it the week before and said it is really “wordy” but a good movie. I was excited to see it however. I was really curious to see how Facebook really got started.
I ended up loving it! It was so interesting how this little idea turned into a multi-billion dollar company. Mark Zucherberg is a genius I concluded. He coded the whole site on his own. I think the scandal is just because the Winklevoss’s were angry they weren’t the ones who thought of Facebook first. Zucherberg’s ability to talk people into helping him, and the way he talks to the lawyers made me really listen and pay attention. They all talked so fast and so educated. It makes me want to be like them and be more influential with my words as they were in the movie.
I think everyone who has Facebook should go see the The Social Network. It really puts Facebook into perspective for me. It might not be all legit facts, but I think there is some credible information to the movie. I think it is a great story of how it all started, and what Facebook is like to this day. With over 500,000 million users I think Mark Zucherberg deserves to be worth a billion dollars.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Here is a great tool we learned about in class on Friday. It is called Google Reader, if you have a Gmail account you have Google Reader. This tool is a way to organize all your blogs you are subscribed to. When you want to follow a blog, this is a way you use RSS feeds to follow the blog you’re interested in. Just click on the orange RSS feed button, and click the Google Reader icon. Or if the RSS button isn’t there you can copy the URL and add a new subscription. This makes it so much easier to keep track of all your blogs you’re following and when they get updated. I am currently following my entire PLN class.
There is also a chrome extension for Google Reader you can install to your tool bar. It allows you to see the number of new posts that you haven’t read yet. This is a really helpful tool for this class, with all the blogs we are following. I think our entire PLN class should add this extension it will help them out a ton when it comes time to comment on other peoples blogs.
If you need any help installing the chrome extension or need help with Google Reader just let me know. I would be happy to help. :)