Saturday, August 15, 2009


Digg seems like a search engine that is devoted to news and reviews that can be narrowed down by subject. Digg seems fairly simple to navigate. although I wish one could narrow down more, you have to just take what is offered. Digg lends itself well to just surfing around. I liked it

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


I have good and bad things to reflect upon about the 23 things. The concept of most of these " Things" is to make things faster and or easier. Information can be transferred as fast as the Internet can move. Social networking can be nice to connect libraries and share ideas and concepts. The 23 things make me wonder, why is there a need for so many different sites to access the Internet? one thought is that the Internet has become so polluted with unrelated garble that we have to form independent web sites to weed it out. Some sites i think lend themselves better to libraries, the purpose built sites like library-thing and libworm and others like pod-cast and maybe you-tube. My personal favorites were delicious, flicker, library-thing, facebook, digg, google-docs and pod-cast.
Some friends and i were talking about the future of the Internet the consensus seems to be that there are two basic types of website in the 23 things, the social networking and the tagging, we also wondered if someday the Internet would cost money. Would we have to pay for the Internet!!! I liked doing the 23 things(even though it was frustrating sometimes) I have not mastered any of them but i am familiar with all of them

Monday, August 10, 2009


How I would adapt the 23 things is simply to not go so fast. Some of the "things" were more in depth than others, some require more time to learn. Everyone has heard someone in their life say " I just have to mess with it for a while". The truth is it takes more than an afternoon to really learn these things. There is way more to learn to be truly proficient. I see some of these of "things" as very useful for libraries comunicating with other libraries from all over the world. however I do not see it as something the public should use to comunicate with their library this would be a mess in a years time.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


in short a podcast is like an individual broadcast for Internet users. I checked out some of the podcasts on the library site page and listened to some book reviews, poetry readings and a lecture. podcasting could be just like having your own radio station with some time and effort I suppose one could produce a very professional show hmmm get'in some ideas.

Friday, August 7, 2009


I think that you-tube is a great platform to advertise and network from. Just like television as with you-tube it's the content of the subject matter not the television. Downloading a you-tube video will make any web sight more interesting. I looked at the summer reading programs for the Denver and the Cincinnati public library's. The you tube presentations were both very nice.


Google-docs is just like microsoft office but is web based this can come in handy when your away from your own computer, if you don't have enough room on your computer or simply don't want to buy the software i think this a cool idea.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Wiki seems to be an information gathering site, ask a question and see who might know the answer. however i can not seem to relate it to the the real wiki. I found Wiki to be user friendly with one caveat, Wiki tends to be a bit cryptic, i had to click on random tabs that seemed unrelated to my search. the video was to short to impart any information and not very helpful.