Thursday, June 18, 2009


Well, I already have a Facebook account and use it almost every day - so I didn't see the need to make another one for this assignment. I think that Facebook is a great tool, especially to keep up with friends that I don't get to see anymore.

I did think that it was kind of weird when I signed up that they asked for my email password to get my friends - frankly thats not cool. I would rather just search for people myself. Also - I don't like that when you write on someone's wall, it tells everyone about it. Maybe I don't want everyone to know what I'm writing. Another thing that I don't like is that with the apps, it's very easy to get confused between what is an actual app and what is an advertisement. And sometimes there are so many apps that they get annoying.

For the most part, I really like Facebook, but there are some things that you have to watch out for.

RSS Feeds...

I like how the article says "you don’t have to know how RSS feeds are formatted, or how they are transmitted..." because I've always been a little afraid of RSS feeds because I have no idea how they work. And as much as I would like to understand how everything I use works - that simply may not be possible in our technological environment. However this seems to be a great tool and I probably have no reason to fear technology... except for every science fiction movie ever made...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Blog Readers

Well I played with the Google Blog Reader Today. I haven't ever really used any of these before because, frankly, I don't read that many blogs. I think I feel a little intimidated because it just seems like so much to read and I feel like I don't have any time for it with everything else that I have to do at work. Though, I do think that blogs are an important method of communication in our society (obviously) and I think that it is something that I just need to adapt to and find a few blogs that I find interesting. I mean, after all, I read my email pretty obsessively, I'm sure that I can learn to obsess about blogs as well ...

Image Generators - It's fun to play at work!

States I've at least driven through :)
Make yours @

I made this map on the FD toys map generator. It is fun to play around with this stuff. Seriously though, there are so many things that you can do that I had no idea about. Not only would this be helpful for creating signs, posters, etc for the library, but this knowledge can really help me with teaching patrons. I look forward to sharing this knowledge with my patrons and friends!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Flickr Mashup

I really loved some of the flickr mashups - especially the color wheel, where this image is from. There are so many things that I never knew about. I'm so glad to be taking this class and getting to learn about them. The Big Huge Labs stuff looked really cool too - I think I might go home and play around with that some more!