Wednesday, January 30, 2008

At last, the 23rd thing

This has been a sometimes frustrating journey to move through all these exercises. I will say it has been enjoyable to work through the problems with my co-workers. Most of the sites were fun to at least try. Flickr,, You-tube were probably my favorites. I didn't feel I could take the time to become very proficient on any of the sites. But that aside, I do feel I'm am much more comfortable using my computer and going on the internet to try new things. Not all the exercises were things I would be likely to use on my job. My work group will be utilizing a wiki to keep us up to date on shared information, so I know I will not be clueless. I would be interested to do this kind of discovery exercise again.

Overdrive Books

Downloading an Overdrive book went a little more smoothly than some of my past efforts at navigating a new site. I don't know if I would use this feature often but its good to know how to do it.

Friday, January 25, 2008


The sites that I went to about podcasts were somewhat confusing. I did choose a couple of podcasts and added them to my bloglines. I was not really interested in the ones that I came across. I chose "Library Geeks" and "On the Wing"(about Birding)and the content was kind of dry. Guess I like video better.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

YouTube - Lighthouses

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After looking at the selection of videos, I was of course drawn to the many that feature lighthouses. There are some really good ones. I think the person who created the one I watched must be as avid a lighthouse fan as me. Patrons of the library might get inspiration from these amateur videos. Some look quite professional. I am going to try and embed a video on my blog.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Top Picks on Web 2.0

I selected Pandora on the awards short list from Web 2.0. Pandora allows you to register for free and set up your own radio station. You choose the artist (or artists similar to your selection are played if they don't have your artist) or songs and these selections play like any radio station but without interruption. The only thing I didn't like about the site was they didn't have my first choice of artist. Library patrons could possibly use this to preview selections that the library might later purchase. Many branches now have quite a collection of music cds.