I’ve been using this week to catch up a bit, as I missed week 6. Naturally, it seems that I missed the week with the most things to try!
I tried setting up a homepage with pageflakes. I did look at Netvibes too, but there didn’t seem to be much difference and Pageflakes seems friendlier, somehow (completely illogical, but there you go).
I didn’t think too much of it at first – it struck me as a bit of an overblown RSS reader. Then I added my twitter feed. Then the Facebook flake. Then I added the Blocks game, but I had to take that off as I’m a recovering Tetris addict…. and, rather optimistically, I added the comments feed for this blog. I think it’s safe to say that I’ll be keeping Pageflakes going, but I suspect it’ll be more as a personal thing than a work one – I like the fact that I can update sites from there, without going to them. What can I say, I’m lazy and it’s quicker!
There are definite applications to use this for learning though. For Environmental Technology, we already have a blog and a delicious list. We could add those as flakes, the general library feed, two or three other subject related ones and then you have a subject portal, near enough.