Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Final thoughts

I had a lot of fun with 23 things. I'd like to say it was all fun, but...I only lie when absolutely necessary (your hair does NOT look bad!) My favorites were Library Thing and Flickr, sites I'll definitely visit again. It was interesting to see what customers are doing...though I somehow doubt they are doing a lot of this at the library since my computer wasn't able to do it. Where do I go from here? Well, I think I'll start over. Now I need to figure out this new computer on my desk and I feel like I'm starting from scratch!

I give up

I'm completely and utterly frustrated with all technology this week. Downloading songs is frustrating, downloading books is frustrating, and I just completely give up on It has so completely disappointed me that I quit; I'm not trying to get my pictures uploaded from there anymore. Here is a random picture from flickr. Go Terps!

I'm running in overdrive and not getting anywhere

So...I was hoping to have the experience that our customers have by downloading an ebook to my computer or mp3. Unfortunately, our computers at work don't have adobe ebook so I wasn't able to actually view it once I checked it out of Overdrive. It's a shame that we aren't able to use it in the library. I felt let down.

Who are the Pod people?

I played around with podcastalley, yahoo podcasts, and They were okay, but my favorite site by far was NPR's podcast directory. What a great way to listen to the World Cafe that I miss by being at work every day!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Can you digg it?

Looking at the list of award winners for web 2.0 was fun. It was great to see that I use and love some of these already, like google maps, craigslist (though i never use it, i just like to think about using it), youtube, and 43 things (of a different variety than our things.)
One of my favorite new finds from the list was Digg, a social news site that ranks news, videos, and podcasts by popularity of the community of viewers. Here's my favorite find from that site:

Thursday, September 6, 2007

I'd rather go to the beach...

...if I'm going to get sandy. The sandbox was okay. I miss talking to real people.


Like I said in an earlier post, I have no problem with wikis. I don't encourage others to use them, but I do use them myself. I'm a huuuuuuge talker (really, Julie? you?) and what I love about a wiki is that it's like talking to someone. I can think "what is Helen talking about?" when she tells me stories of the Tour de France and if she's not around I can go to wikipedia and find out. And they talk to me like I am a moron. I love that. And if I were to consider using the information I find on a wiki, I could just verify through Helen (or another valid reference material) that it's correct first.

I played around a little with what some libraries are doing with wikis and found a wiki that links you to library blogs. I loved that! Harford County has some great blogs, including one for book clubs and one for teens. Now I can actually go back to technorati with a favorite blog. Who knew?