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I am really grateful to the CreATE for the Moodle course of 23 Things. I thought I learned how to use these technologies to facilitate my academic career. This is a big change for me. But I must confess that to maintain such a habit of updating my blogs, social networks, and exposing myself to the public online is still a big challenge to me. Anyway, I have been given a robust reason to conquer that psychological barrier.
I met a PhD student working on digital forensics. He showed me how easily he could hack into any type of phone and how hard he is trying to protect his own digital information. He also told me know how he used these professional social networks in his daily life, for he believed that HRs are using the information on these websites to get some information about you before the interview, instead of your CV and recommendation letter. Maybe in the near future, it is a must. But at present, I feel to update it and keep an eye on it is not so easy for me.
I clearly remembered the first time I got my hands on the RSS feeds. That was to read news on my first iPod. Then, I got my Kindle. The combination of Google Reader and Amazon service to push news to the Kindle, to read on the way home. I must confess that my interest is more in the process of sucessfully doing these things, instead of reading the news. Anyway, I think it is changing peoples’ way of reading news, though a little bit slow.