Tag Archives: Google

CPD23: Things 8&9: Google Calendar and Evernote

22 Jun

Once again, I’m going to combine two things into one to try to get caught up. Since both Thing 8 and Thing 9 are individual productivity tools, I should be able to handle them both in one post without getting too long-winded.

Thing 8 is Google Calendar. I love this tool! I’ve had a Google account for a while for email, but only within the past 5 or so years have I really started to take advantage of the other tools that Google provides. I love how easy it is to share calendars and add others’ calendars to your own. I am an officer with my library school’s joint student and alumni organization, SLISConnect, and we use a Google calendar that we share to keep track of meeting and events, which is very convenient since we do most of our work virtually. I also have my calendar set up to sync with my iPhone calendar, so changes I make to one are updated on the other, and I love the option to send myself alerts to make sure I don’t forget something I may have put on my schedule weeks ago.

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CPD23 Thing 4: Current awareness tools

10 Jul

For Thing 4, we are supposed to explore 3 tools for keeping up with current news and information in the profession: Twitter, RSS feeds, and Pushnote. Of these three tools, I was already using Twitter and RSS (via Google Reader), so the only thing that was new to me was Pushnote.

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Whither Net Neutrality?

11 Aug

Ever since the New York Times reported that Google and Verizon were in negotiation for an agreement regarding paying for prioritization of content over the internet, there has been a lot of web discourse predicting the end of net neutrality. Basically, net neutrality is the idea that internet service providers should provide equal access to all web content, and not prioritize content providers who are able to pay to ensure speedier delivery. Obviously, the rumors about this Google-Verizon deal seemed to fly in the face of this ideal. Continue reading