I’ve had an on-again/off-again relationship with blogging since about mid-2000. Most recently I’ve been blogging with a classmate about an independent study we plan to do this summer.
Recently I’ve wanted a place to gather some ideas about my own, personal interests. This blog will be a place for that. In the most basic sense I’m interested in knowledge and truth. I like learning about the structure, creation, and context of information.
In another sense, I like libraries, I like research, and I like teaching, so I like information literacy. I see this as my primary professional interest. I also see the first interest as important to information literacy: to do good research the user has to have some understanding of the context of the information they’re searching for.
In a growing sense, I’m interested in social software. Blogs, wikis, folksonomies, social networking websites, and instant messaging are all part of a growing segment of the internet that
dramatically changes the way we interact with information and the context in which we find it.
I like this direction. It gives me a spectrum of things to consider from the hands-on, practical, social software/instruction to the theoretical ideas about truth.