Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thing 14: Technorati

I am not even sure what Technorati means, but I am a part-time follower. I like that I could blog about anything such as, Iron Man and then find other tags with the same interest. I just can't believe that since there are so many people who live via the web who try to seek human connections and so the tagging and social networking begins.
So, on to the blog,
I saw the bought the Iron Man video recently and I saw the preview to the Avengers. I am so curious about the Avengers that I started to read more about these super people. I am a geek for Marvel movies. I'll pretty much view anything from Iron Man to Constantine.I have not created a "watchlist" yet since I felt thinned out in the web already.

Social Booktagging

Can you see the comments they added about this bookmark or the tags that they used to categorize this reference? I saw only the tags, but then I wasn't sure where to look.

Can you see the potential of this tool for research assistance? I would be interested to see if research of this magnitude can be done.

OPTIONAL: I have a lot of websites that I tag from so many computers that it would be helpful to have it all in one spot no matter where I am! Kinda like an "H" drive of the book marks.

Thing 12: Rollyo Search Engine

I noticed on this search engine that I would probably be the only one to like this search engine, but then I remembered that there are perhaps billions of people who would like the same thing! I will hope that I can make better, sophisticated search engines for my personal use too.

Thing 11: Good Reads

I am a little addicted to Good Reads and what others think of the books they have read. I like that I can put in my two cents' worth of information on the books I've read. It seems to help me put things into perspective and put a list into what I've read already. I put the GoodReads on my blog so that others can see a little of what I've read. I am also interested in the LibraryThing website too.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Grandma's Craft Show on December 6!

Every year, my grandma shows her crafts (i.e. quilts) to sell at the Kristkindlmarkt on Saturday,December 6, 2008 at the King Willim District.
So, to be entirely shameless, I have learned to add a link and
be crafty in promoting this really fun event.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thing 10: Play with Images!

I like this image generator! I love the idea that html script is so far from my grasp, but, at the same time, so close. I used the same image generator that the SAPL Learns came from, Flickr Speller.
I also like making my own coat of arms and creating different scenarios with pics!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Thing 9: RSS Feeds and my limited experience

Do you think you'd regularly use RSS to keep up with personal or professional blogs? Why or Why not?
I enjoy looking at what my feeds have for me-even throughout the day.
I have forwarded interesting news to my co-workers. I even found interesting tech websites devoted to librarianship.
I hope to use my RSS as a fast way to access specific-issue topics and relate them to my work and home.

Which method of finding feeds did you find easiest to use?
I learned that the Google reader does a really great job in locating the feeds that interest me. It is like my own life coach, but without the fee.

What kind of useful feeds did you find in your travels? Or what kind of unusual ones did you find?
I've learned what feeds I do like and what I don't and I unsubscribe to the ones I don't.

What other tools or ways did you find to locate newsfeeds?
Actually, I subscribed to YouTube through one of my newsfeeds.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

RSS is overwhemingly cool.

I didn't think that RSS reader can benefit little ol' me. When I started to gather my favorite websites, it reminded me when I gathered my Office memorabilia. I got way too much stuff and I had trickle down it so that I can enjoy the items I really wanted.
Then I started to see that RSS can be a time life saver not a time waster. I do see right away how overwhelming it can be. I will try to not overdo it. RSS at my work can bring me up-to-date information daily and throughout the day. Ideal Research can be instant and with less hassle.
I figure it is like someone telling you the highlights of the newspaper without me actually reading it. Probably not the best thing to say.
I like the RSS feed for "Tame the Web". I gravitate toward that feed because of the way they use technology to get info out.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Tech and the techie

I believe that I live in a techie world where I could take a pic from my phone and send it live to the police because he was drag racing on my street. If I don't have a camera on my phone, I belive that I could "text" the police the license plate and description of the motocyclist. I see all ethnicities at my branch but I see Hispanics being a global leader in our youth who will use the text messaging service as a way to get the iLibrarian to help with research. Flic, text, or pics are going to be as common as breathing soon. If we are not there already...

Flickr mashups y 3rd party tools

I haven't used it yet, but i am really, really interested in the Flickr Trip Planner, Animoto, Map Maker, and Trading Card. The sites that I am not interested in is Qoop and Montagr since I don't plan on selling photos that I use and making a montage is not something that I could see myself using. I love to try Animoto and Map Maker in particular since I would like to stretch my knowledge in photocreations. I am going to try making a trading card too.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Habit 5: Create Your Own Learning Toolbox!

I realized that I forgot to post which Habit out of the 7 1/2 is the hardest for me to forge through. I chose Habit 5 as the hardest because gathering all my necessary tools to increase my learning is not always feasible for me. I also don't remember what "tools" I have available for me and make things harder than is necessary.