Wednesday, September 26, 2007



I actually enjoyed doing most of the 23 things. There were some frustrating moments, but, I am pleased that I was able to figure most things out on my own. I also was able to accomplish some things that I would have thought were beyond me technologically.

I especially like playing with photos on Flickr and some of the other sites.

I think this program helped to bring me up to speed on the new technologies and started me thinking about applications that I can use during my work day and that the library could incorporate into our day to day business.

It takes time to explore these things, use them and get comfortable with them. I think many times it is not that people are adverse to new technology we just don't feel like we have the time to devote to it. This program gave us that time.

I would definitely participate in another program of this type.

I have never been a fan of audiobooks. I've always preferred the printed word. But, I took a look at the titles available from Overdrive. I think the technology is amazing and allows people to "read" when they are doing other things like driving, exercising, cleaning houuse, etc.... It is also great for anyone with difficulties in reading. It's just not my thing.

I did download the print version of Alice in Wonderland from Project Gutenberg just to see how it looked. It wasn't great but would certainly do in a pinch if you have a student who needs to read a book quickly!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Well I think I added an RSS feed, but, it was confusing and complicated and now I am not so sure.

Yippeee! I figured it out (by myself!!!) I now have both an link to a podcast and a newsfeed.

Furby in Microwave

Will it Microwave?-Christmas Lights

Moving Rainbow Time Lapse


YOUTUBE......Finally I can spend some time doing what my sons spend most their time doing.....watching youtube videos!

I had no idea that there was a "videos being watched now" or "promoted videos" sections. The videos watched now gives a great indication of current events that are of interest to the younger population. I think it is mostly younger people that are watching YouTube because: a. they have lots of free time b. they tell each other about cool videos and then race home to watch them and c. computers are their life-blook.
I know people of all ages watch them, but, not many 50 year olds spend hours cruising around YouTube looking for air guitar videos for example.

I found the site easy to navigate and search. I suppose there will be applications for library use, but, I can't think of any right now. I'll ask my sons;)