Thursday, August 30, 2007
Week 5 #12
I explored Rollyo and was pretty impressed with the idea. Searching a group of sites you've preselected all at once sounds very cool. I could see making different information searches for my high school students using this tool. However, when I tried the samples on the website, I was disappointed with the results. I did some photo searches and the results were unimpressive. I could have gotten the same thing using just Flikr, and been logged into my own account.
I fared better with the boutique search, trying "silk scarf" as my search term and found a lovely scarf if only I could find another full-time job. I didn't know people actually paid $1600 for a scarf!
So I have mixed feelings about this tool. I totally see its value in my library, but just don't know if the searches will produce valuable results.
I created a search for Frugal Grocery Shopping.