Combat information overload with iGoogle Luisa Rossitto Liaison Librarian for MSTE
Sorry... but if you don’t like Google you might be in the wrong place...
Huh? iGoogle allows you to assemble, all on one page, rss feeds, various gadgets, and tabs to organize a virtually unlimited amount of information Lives online, so works especially well for the chaotic and time-poor
Go go gadget... Time management Calendars, countdown timers, “days since” timers,... Task management To do lists, notepads, reminders... Documentation Google docs, pdf creators, activity trackers... News + alerts RSS managers, individual newspaper headlines, google news... Networking Twitter, Facebook, delicious...
A blank canvas... What websites do you visit in a day How do you use paper to organise yourself? How do you organise your physical spaces? Do you already use services from Yahoo or Google?
Okay, your turn... If you don’t already have a google account... Go to www.igoogle.com Find the link Don't have an iGoogle page? Get started. Take the tour or follow the wizard OR If you’re a yahoo user try http://my.yahoo.com/ If you’re otherwise inclined try www.pageflakes.com or www.netvibes.com