Friday, November 16, 2007

Things 21, 22, and 23

Thing 23!

The project was fun - just as was advertised. I hit a snag mid way (as did the majority of my friends), because of the busy summer schedule. The only complaint that kept coming up was the constant requests for ‘sign-ups’ to many of the “Things” that participants wanted to attempt. Even for those that registered, keeping up with the many Usernames and Passwords was a pain. Otherwise, this was an exciting project with a clever 'hook' to introduce new technologies to library staff.

Thing 22

The overdrive downloadables are fun. The audio CDs will allow busy people to listen to their favorite books and music collections in their cars, exercise rooms, etc. Also, the downloading instructions seem easy follow.

Thing 21

Podcasting rocks! I visited some of the sites offering tips on the equipment and strategies to increase listeners.

Things 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20

Thing 20

Yes, YouTube is the place to be! The site is user friendly and loaded with lots of fun videos from all over the world. It’s amazing what YouTube has done to the internet!

Thing 19

My pick from the Web 2.0 Award list is I found the concept of compiling your own news page along side your favorite blogs fascinating.

Thing 18

The new online documents management methods are really cool. They kind of work like Wikis – in that they allow users to follow the changes. But, they also offer features like document templates and samples.

Things 16 and 17

I like Wikis, and I find them quick and easy to use! For me, the most impressive feature in Wikis is the tracking tool to allow people to easily keep up on what has been changed and by whom

Thing 15

The library 2.0 discussion was interesting. Rick Anderson’s three “icebergs” theory; The “just in case” collection, Reliance on user education, and The “come to us” correctly explain the problem with the current models of customer service in many libraries, and also offers easy common sense solutions libraries need to embrace. For example, regarding ‘Reliance on user education’, Mr. Anderson, advises that “we need to focus our efforts not on teaching research skills but on eliminating the barriers that exist between patrons and the information they need, so they can spend as little time as possible wrestling with lousy search interfaces and as much time as possible actually reading and learning”.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Thing 11, 12, 13 and 14

Things 13 and 14

Tagging is by far the most useful tool out there. Wikipedia users are familiar with the tagging concept better that most of us. One major subject could have as many as 100 tags. Besides linking to news stories, blogs and other major sources, the tags can also be categorized and linked to other tags!

Thing 12

The Rollyo tool; I think can be useful for those ‘hard to nail’ searches that cause many of us to scratch our heads from time to time

Thing 11

I think 'Library thing' is a great help for disorganized souls like me! I can see the potential of building your own library at home, and actually cataloging the Books in your Selection. Also, the sharing aspect – allowing other people to see what’s in your collection is great!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Thing 10 - Mr. Avataramarstroskyviski

Yahoo! Avatars U.K. & Ireland
Thing 10

It's been a while, but I am back. Now, of all the projects, this has been the most fun for me. With a few dollars you could actually program this baby to almost do anything you can imagine. If you don't believe me; well pull out your credit card and log on to

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Things 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9

Things 8 and 9

The RSS feeds are interesting and I do agree, it is an easier way to keeping up with the latest postings and news. My first lesson on the technology was to actually learn that the 'small orange squiggly square' that always shows up on the sites I visit, was the commonly used symbol of RSS Feeds! If you don't get a chance to explore this more at least look at the 3 minutes demo on this site

Thing 7

Sticking to flickr; I think so the greatest benefactors of the technology are travel enthusiasts like myself. When we are seeking information on good vacation spot, most of that time we're either asking a tourist agent, or relying on some word of mouth from a relative or friend who has been there. Flickr changes that! The pictures give you a wider objective perspective of near and far away places without the embellishments or exaggerations of professional marketeers.

Thing 6

I really enjoyed flickr's photo sharing concept. I was also impressed by the high quality of the personal photos (and the labored and detailed explanations) on there. At first I was a little worried about whether some of the clicks may land me on inappropriate visuals or content, but I have to admit, people can be responsible when they feel like it.

Thing 5

Flickr is really my first stop in this project. I like the idea of creating online albums ; uploading, tagging, and sharing photos online without going through the usual "attach and send". Also, I like the idea that you

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


Things 1, 2, 3, and 4

Welcome to my blog! This exercise promises to be a lot of fun. So, here I am. I have read and understood the instructions; set up and registered my Blog, and now here is my first blog posting!

Welcome to my blog! Welcome to my blog!