Monday, April 4, 2011

Practicum #4--Kate

I'm starting to fall in love with Digg. Today I learned 16 Things You Didn't Know About Sleep (My sleeping position is fetal, which means I'm gruff initially, but have a warm and open heart.). The more time I spend on Delicious the more I feel inept at anything technical, and often there is something in another language that I can't possibly understand

Today I wanted to find users to follow, to create a social network of sorts and also get informed on topics that I find interesting. Hopefully then I can people to follow me. In Digg I found links I liked and then looked at who posted them, and I went to their profile and saw what other links they had posted. If I liked the other links, I would follow them. I then added a couple of cool websites I had found, which actually took awhile because a lot of my favorite websites were already on Digg. Now, we'll have to wait and see if people find what I "digg" interesting and decide to follow me.

Delicious is, pardon my French, just more of a pain in the arse to add links. You have to type everything in, filling out the title, and it's not as easy to just click and follow a user like with Digg. The whole setup of Delicious is just not as intuitive or user-friendly as Digg. Even the colors and banner of Delicious seem to tell you, "OK, you're gonna have to work to get around this website." Once you find out how to follow a user, which you do by clicking on the number by the link and you see all the users who have saved that link and you can just click them at random. Once you do follow users and you click on a tag only links those users have shared will show up (very annoying).

Though Delicious is awful compared to Digg, here's an interesting blog I found on there: Serious Eats.

1 comment:

  1. Good observations, Kate. Talking about the banner, colors on Delicious might be a good connection to semiotic stuff for your final practicum paper - how do the sites signal their different audiences, etc.?