Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Thing #23 - Wrapping Up!

Favorite Things - There were a couple of favorite things. I really enjoyed learning about RSS feeds, I have seen the icon on a lot of websites and never knew what it was. Library Thing was really interesting and something I would use in the future. WorldCat will probably be the most useful for work.
Least Favorite - Technorati was my least favorite. Searching blogs and how it was set-up was just too much. I didn't like the set-up, not remotely interesting and something I don't think I would use again.
Web2.0 Getting Involved in the Library - this is tough for me to answer. I am not sure. I saw that we put WorldCat on the ocl web page. I thought that was a good idea. But I am not sure how we implement this into the libary. I know we already use podcasts, You Tube, Wikis.
What Services Have I shared - ListenNJ was a site I told my husband about, on his lunch break he watches TV shows on the net I think he would probably like to listen to books too. and other Web 2.0 Award Winners, I sent those sites to a few people.

Thing #22 - ListenNJ

I have heard of ListenNJ but I have actually not been on the website before today. I think it is great that you can download books and even burn some of them. I did try going on the waiting list for some books but I didn't like how you couldn't tell what number you were. This exercise was probably the most difficult for me. I wasn't able to download at work so I did ask my hubby for assistance putting it in his computer.

Thing #21 - Finding & Listening Podcasts

Vegas Baby! I would rather watch a video about Vegas then listen to stories about it but it was interesting. I am more of a visual type person so I don't see myself using podcasts in the future. I guess since I am hopefully getting a MP3 player soon, I may enjoy podcasts more.

Thing #20 - You Tube & You

I couldn't really find much I wanted to look at on You Tube. Someone took a video while they were riding on Medusa at Six Flags. I look up a few topics like gas prices, Walt Disney World, Six Flags Great Adventure, TV shows but nothing really interested me. I just thought this one was crazy.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Thing #19 - Web 2.0 Awards

The winner I would like to use for the Web 2.0 Awards would be for Travel - That site is amazing, I was unable to find a flight that they would guarantee on (if the price goes down they will refund your money type thing). But the site uses Expedia, Hotwire,, Orbitz, and Travelocity for there Hotel searches. So instead of going to each individual site they give you who has the best price for where ever you are traveling. Easy site to use and really great.

Thing #18 - Web Apps

I am currently not working on any projects but it would be nice to have a place to save my work without having to use a memory stick (which of course I don't own). I would definitly use Google Docs to work on signs for displays. I usually make a sign for my display and have to print it right away since I have no where to save it. For me Google Docs has been the most useful to learn.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Thing #17 - Play in the Sandbox

This was an interesting and fun exercise. I think things like this would be useful if you wanted everyone to respond to an invitation to a program, instead of everyone emailing the person directly. Setting up a page to have everyone respond would be easier and helpful.