April 18, 2007
Profile for michaelkpate - Pandora

Pandora is the first music site I ever tried. And it is still my favorite.

Being able to listen to tracks just like the songs you suggest is a very powerful feature. It is a great way to find new songs and new artists that you would never have found otherwise.


April 8, 2007
Michael K. Pate's Protopage

For many years, I used my customized Excite! account for my start page. And for the most part, it worked out pretty well.

Lately, though, I have found that Protopage works well for me. It has the right balance of features and usability. And I have lots of important links stored away on private subpages. There are a lot of competitors in this area, but this one is the best I have found for me.


April 7, 2007
YouTube - Michael K. Pate

I have never been quite as fanatical over YouTube as some people I know. But is really has been a site that changed the way people view video both online and off.

And I have added a few videos of my own. You can watch them at your leisure.


April 5, 2007
LinkedIn: Michael Pate

LinkedIn is a sort of MySpace for grownups. It is a bit harder to make connections within the system, but the idea is those connections are actually valuable (which tends not to be the case with most social networks).

I really haven’t used it for anything yet and I have no current plans to change employers. But it doesn’t hurt to have one more option out there.


April 3, 2007
michaelkpate - Slashdot User

What needs to be said about Slashdot, the granddaddy of all tech news sites?

I have a profile here but I don’t comment very often so this is a pretty static display. But it is still nice to have.


March 30, 2007
I'll tumblr for you

Wikipedia defines Tumblelog as a “a variation of a blog, that favors short-form, mixed-media posts over the longer editorial posts frequently associated with blogging. Common post formats found on tumblelogs include links, photos, quotes, dialogues, and video. Unlike blogs, this format is frequently used to share the author’s creations, discoveries, or experiences without providing a commentary.”

I don’t know how much I am going to use it, but at least I have one. Some people do have very high expectations, though.


March 30, 2007
Twitter / michaelkpate

Twitter is a very interesting phenomenon. Is it instant messaging or a blog or a combination of the two or something completely different? Only time will tell.

It certainly is popular right now, though. Whether it will stand the test of time will remain to be scene.


March 27, 2007 - Michael Pate

Newsvine was the first site that ever sent me an unsolicited invitation. So I will always have a fondness for it.

It is also a great place to catch up on the latest headlines quickly. I do make a point to avoid most of the political discussions, though.


March 27, 2007
Facebook | Michael Pate

I was really curious about Facebook for a good while. So I signed up immediately when the service was opened up to domains. But I haven’t done a whole lot with my account since.

If Facebook were the only place to go, I think it would have a much larger following. The question is, though, is Facebook the next thing or was it the last thing?

March 23, 2007
michaelkpate’s Music Profile - Users at

I have never really used very much but I know it has a devoted following.

I definitely plan to explore the possibilities more in the future.


About Me

Michael K Pate
Avon Park, Florida USA

Michael K. Pate tends to spend a great deal time of time around computers. He has been a Librarian since 1997. More ...