Let’s talk about me….haha…but really
Lets talk about Pageflakes.…. it’s sort of an interesting name for a website. I don’t know about you but it reminds me of snowflakes (when I first hear it). The little goodies you can add to your page are sort of like little snowflakes placed all over your page with quick access to your favorite or most used sites. Here is a little look at my pageflake:My
Well naturally, most of my RSS feeds are going to be about movies and such. My first RSS feed is Hollywood.com. This site is more tabloid-y then preferred, but it still gives me the most pertinent information of the day (or hour depending on when you check it out)
My second RSS feed is the Underground Online. This site is more closely linked to information I write about on my movie blah-blah-blog. Since it’s in the title, this site posts mostly on current films (good and bad) and actors.
My Third RSS feed is My Movie Blog. This site is almost all about previews for upcoming films. It also posts about reviews for already released films. The thing that intrigued me about this site, is it have a lot of movie trailers. I know you can see trailers all over the web these days but this site has the newest and most highly anticipated film trailers making them easy to find and accessible.
Another RSS feed I use is apple.com’s latest movie trailers. It’s very similar to MyMovieBlog but it’s more elaborate and has more detail for specific movies then does the other. It is also sponsored by a giant corporation rather then the average viewer so it takes away a lot of the truth and tries to sell films.
Ain’t It Cool News is a lot of interesting information dealing with the media. It is not just about film but also about television.
Lastly, The Movie Blog (which I profiled earlier) is similar to all previously mentioned RSS feeds. It has a lot of information that is probably not mentioned in other sites. Because, it has so much popularity, it can talk about the underdog films that other sites use to pull in readers.
My Active Searches:
I have Wikipedia on my pageflake because, lets be honest, who doesn’t use wiki for a quick check up on lost information.
I also have sites that don’t relate to my blog but I find interesting and like to keep up with. CBS Sport Scores is one of them, containing the latest and current game information. This is super convenient because I don’t have to open another tab to check up on my teams but merely overt my eyes towards my pageflake!!
I also have a sudoku flake for when I get overwhelmed from all this information and just want to take a break and look at something besides film.
My Zotero Bibliography
Right now I only have two books in my Zotero flake because I don’t need to do research immediately (this will be changing in the upcoming weeks because I have two film related papers due as finals). It’s really nifty to have around when trying to be organized.
My Diigo bookmarks
Go old Diigo is always popping up everywhere. Of course it would be connected to pageflake. It just adds all my links from diigo to my pageflake so I can access them even more easily.
I also have movie show times to check up on films I want to see. Pageflake is like having a dashboard (for all you MAC users) and just makes the web easier to use and more organized. I also have a Universal News Search, which lets me look up general movie news (most of which I find in my RSS feeds, but once in awhile will have something new) Same goes with my Universal Blog Search, just more specific to blogs. There is only so much movie news one can find because a lot of sites have the same information. Pageflake allows me to access all these sites in one quick easy click of my mouse.