Friday, December 12, 2008

Assignment 9 - Wiki's

Did the assignment - don't get the concept... I had trouble finding and adding wiki's and think I probably didn't get it right. I did however sign up for a couple of wiki's though it was done inadvertatly and I don't even know what I've signed up for.
The thing about blogs and wiki's ... who really cares for so much personal input from people? and who has the time to keep up with it all, let alone spend time searching out something that might be of interest?
I just don't get it.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

23 things assignment #8 - the words

Ok, I figured out how to save some YouTube videos to my blog, but every time I tried to add a comment or "compose" the video disappeared. I also couldn't figure out how to put everything on one post. Maybe if I took more time I could figure it out, but I don't have the time.
I am personally not fond of YouTube - again too much information - too much to look at and I spent a good amount of time just browsing trying to find something that appealed to me. I did find some videos related to getting library cards, and promoting various library incentives like R4R, but really - those looking at YouTube are probably looking for something not so mundane. I can't imagine that people will browse through YouTube for Library services....

23 assignment #8 - You Tube

23 things assignment # 8 YouTube

Friday, November 14, 2008

23 things week 7: Podcasting

I signed up for 3 podcasts: VegCast, Irish Fireside, and Your Earth. I can't imagine that I will ever take a look at them - I'm soooo tired of everything computer!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

23 things, assignment #6

Online Office Tools....
Would I use it? Probably not for anything that I have to do.
I could see using it for things like minutes, or procedures, if more than one person is adding/editing. Especially if you have to do that sort of thing all the time, and with a lot of people. (Maybe in TPL, Marketing could use it when writing up News Releases or articles? or for those people writing up procedures, or policy?)
Because I've only seen it from the initiating stage, I'm curious what it would look like if out of the blue, I got an email asking me to be a collaborator....
I'm finding all these things overwhelming and it's a real test to keep track of everything I've had to sign up for, all the sign-in's and passwords, and the use for each tool. Photobucket, Big Huge Labs, Blogger, Bloglines, Blogspot, Flikr, Google docs, a couple of gmail addresses, a yahoo address, and inadvertantly, somewhere along the line I signed up for a wiki but I can't tell you how or why...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

23 things assignment #5 (scroll down past picture)

I got a bit behind because I took a wonderful vacation! Nothing exotic - just painting a couple of rooms in my home, which, although was labor intensive, the end result is one room with a burst of color and energy, and another, a world of calm. Humm, if I didn't have to work, think of all the things I could do! (Not that I don't love my job...)
Anyway - task at hand. I got into and got registered (does anyone else worry about how many times we have to put our email address out there when we have to register for everything? or is it that my age is showing...?)
I have bookmarked 3 sites we've used for this project - Photobucket, Bloglines, and Blogger. Also for my own interest I've added in Beadage - Make Beaded Jewelry, and, Free Stained Glass Patterns, and, N.Z. Folksongs*Maori Songs.
Again - too much information! Will I use these? Probably not but learning anything is good, and maybe someday it will come in handy.
To keep up with a new "skill", I found and added a lovely "smiley face" from Photobucket - seen below:

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

23 things - assignment 4, composition from Huge Big Labs

I've created a Librarian Trading Card (and am pleased that the pixels are a bit blurry because I don't want to be too out there); and a motivational poster.
Also, from Generator I have the following information about myself:
If I was at Hogwarts, I would be placed in Griffindor house
Some of my alternate names are:
Blues name: "Crispy" Olive Pinkerton
Christmas Elf name: Happy Angel Pants
Christmas Helper name: Cutie Bunny Elf
Country Star name: Lurleen Love
Elf Name: Luthien Anwarunya
Hobbit name: Ivy Grubb
Goth name: Loki's Slave
Rock Star name: Michelle Rose
and finally, Vampire name: Selene Beau Pre

Friday, October 17, 2008

23 things, assignment #3 RSS feeds

I've joined 4 RSS feeds: Contempoaray Retirement Coaching
Library Journal News
NYT Book Review
Weather Toronto
Useful ? - I don't know, probably not for me - too much information overload; too much stuff to weed through for what I might be interested in. Good for both work and leisure, but I don't choose to have the time either at work or at home to spend on-line. At work I'm too busy, and at home I would rather read, garden, cook, craft, socialize with family and friends.... I don't have enough time in the day to do all of that, and I don't watch any tv (don't even have one!), or read magazines or newspapers.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

23 Things Assignment #1

Ok, a bit scary, but here I go. What I would like to accomplish through this training:
1. reduce my fear of the unknowns of internet
2. increase my knowledge of and feel comfortable using internet "stuff" like blogs, wikis, etc.
3. and maybe ultimately use these formats to share ideas and thoughts