Friday, November 16, 2007
23 Things was an interesting experience. As someone who does not use the internet often this program was a great way for me to learn more about the web 2.0 technologies that are out there. Some of my favorite Things were Flickr and LibraryThing, both of which I plan to continue to use after this is all said and done. I definitely see how many of these web 2.0 technologies can be used in a library setting, and I hope that many of them will be used someday. Valete!
I took a look around Project Gutenburg and listened to some of the e-books. I definitely prefer the human read books to those read by a computer, the tone of the computer voice just made me really antsy. I like the idea of downloadable books and if I had internet access at home, you can bet I would be using Project Gutenburg all the time. There was only one aspect of the site I did not like - I found no browsing categories, no spot that listed the mystery or non-fiction books that were available. Something like that would be very helpful to me, since generally I don't know what specific book I wish to read (or listen to) only that I'm feeling a bit mysterious or romantic today.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
So I have to say I found most of the podcasts that I listened to kinda boring. Maybe it's just that I didn't stumble onto any one topic I found particularly interesting, but one thing is for sure, if you're going to do a podcast, please don't have a monotone voice - it only makes me fall asleep faster! One interesting podcast I did run across was a library podcast done by teens for teens. The teens reviewed books and movies and although the one I listened to did not sound very professional, it does seems like something our library could do on our website, or on the Teen 'Zine site.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
I looked at several of the 1st place web 2.0 awards winners and I liked most of them. Fuzzmail was very interesting. I don't think I would ever use it - I think it would require me to be a bit more talented in the planning and composing aspects of e-mail writing - but I do think it would be neat to receive a fuzzmail from someone. I also really liked Pandora and the concept of building my own radio station.
If only I had known about this in grad school. Having all your documents online sounds like a wonderful idea. No more worrying about if your word processing software is compatible with the college computer's software, or with your classmates stuff. Its all online and easily accessible! If I had internet access at home, you can bet this would be one of the new technologies I would be using at home. Eh, who knows, maybe someday I will get internet just for this feature, hmm... probably not . And now it's time to see if I can post this to my blog...