Wednesday, November 14, 2007

#23 Thoughts on the programme

This was a wonderful programme to have been involved with. I learnt lots! About a year ago when I first started hearing about web 2.0 and learning 2.0 I wasn't even sure what these things were - I would never have imagined I would now have done so many new things.

My favourite thing was Library Thing. I will continue using this after the project is over - and have got my family using it too.

I was very pleased to have learnt about RSS also.

The programme has certainly inspired me to keep learning.

#22 downloadable audio books

I can see lots of potential with downloadable books. However I have to admit I am someone who (quite old fashionably) still likes to have a book to hold. I don't ever read audio books - I am not sure why I am so attached to being able to read a print version rather than listening to audio???

I listened to Rapunzel on audio for this activity and was quite surprised at the beginning - I thought I knew the story well but the beginning wasn't familiar to me at all.

Friday, November 9, 2007

#21 Podcasts

Had a look at a few podcasts. I found the most useful. I can definently see how this coudl be relevant to library services. There were already lots of podcasts available of author talks. Also I have heard people talk about podcasts of story time. And of course podcasts can also be used for learning tools (such as learning 2.0). There are definently good implications for libraries.

Monday, October 29, 2007

extreme breakdancing

And this is what i wish i break like...

Sunday, October 28, 2007

#20 YouTube

As a lot of you may know I am a bit obsessed with dance - and at the moment I am particularly obsessed with trying to teach myself to breakdance! So I decided to see if there were any videos on Youtube that showed how to breakdance and there were heaps. Here is one Hope you all get inspired by this and start dancing.

#19 Web 2.0 awards

This was fun to explore what other sites are out there. My favourite was This site enables you to find suggestions for music you may like. I love getting ideas of things to listen to/read/watch etc (this is part of why I loved librarything because i love getting book suggestions). It is always a little depressing realising how predictable I am though - there suggestions are usually so spot on that it makes me feel very predictable.

#18 Zoho

Initially had some trouble signing up to Zoho - firstly web marshall blocking it and than had trouble selelcting username (everything I tried gave a message that it was already taken - even when i resorted to absolutely crazy usernames that i am sure were not taken...???) But in the end all was set up and I was able to play around with this. It was very interesting - i didn't know such a thing existed.

It will be interesting to see what implications such web based products as Zoho have on microsoft ???