Saturday, June 30, 2007

Week 4, Thing 9 Explore MERLIN

Week 4, Thing 8 RSS feeds and setup Blogger newsreader

Explored variety of feeds - library, news and book reviews - viewed postings - added Merlin as a post - delighted to learn of service from Maryland.

Feeds offer simple way to stay current in many areas - not sure how to keep with all of them - will review blogs for which I've signed up to monitor which are really of use to me.

Library's have blogs for their public's use - PLCMC's offers Reader's Club for continual up-dates - takes our new "Suggested reads" service a step further - will explore online for other public library blogs.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Week 3, Thing 7 Blog post about anything technology related

Listened to news blurb on NPR - specifically talking about web 2.0 - speaker was discussing pros and cons of this new technology - is it just ego drivel? how much does it reduce WWW as source of meaningful, authoritative materials VS tools for creative exploration - never know what one new concept will lead to -

Week 3, Thing 6 Flickr mashups & 3rd party sites

Kaleidoscope is very cool

- lets you find an image on the web and make an actual changing image - clicked on colorpickr link - in top right hand corner of page that comes up - click on "fun & games" - click on Kaleidoscope image

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Week 3, Thing 5, Explore Flicker

Took the tour, explored recent interesting sites & popular tags.

Maps too - how many other people looks at these by person? - OK so, I did BUT...

Great endless daisy vine & MANY sunsets!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Week 2, Thing 4: Register your blog and Track your progress

So - this is getting real - I set up my blog and created listing of first four posts - then I wanted to "go back" and fill in comments. NOT intuitive - with help from other staff members found out how to go back and add comments/edit posts. Still later I came to appreciate that Blogger dashboard is what I need to click on to do this.

One of our staff members didn't realize you could edit (add to a post) once it had been published - now we BOTH know it can be done.

Not easy to tell if registration had gone through.

Week 2, Thing 3: Set up your own blog