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.

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I think there are many ways the library and YouTube can work together. It would be great to see video clips of authors speaking about their books on the library website. Or to use videos made about juvenile and young adult books during school book talks. Anything to get people interested in and talking about books. Oh, and I picked this video because I was just in the Christmas mood today.

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 wink.  And now it's time to see if I can post this to my blog...


I must admit I was expecting a little bit more from the sandbox than what I found. It was rather easy to use, which made it fun. There were also some interesting favorites pages that I visited, but all in all I found the whole thing slightly bland. Oh well.