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Del.icio.us

Posted by lizzybee1002 on December 11, 2007

You can access my del.icio.us roll on the left hand side of my blog and it focuses on new library 2.0 topics and what others are saying.  I also have a focus on podcasting for articles for my paper and for Apple Computers because my MAC is my newest obsession.  del.icio.us is a useful site because I can capture random articles and sites that I may never have stumbled upon a second time after that one article.  del.icio.us also helped me find some new blogs and keep up with the technology and social networking sites that are out there to help me refine my searches and get even more information that I already had been with my RSS Feeder.

I will most likely keep up my del.icio.us account after this class and go back to the articles that I saved to keep up with the trends that are out there and to reference in later classes since I am only half way through with my MLS.

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Podcasting: The new fireside chat

Posted by lizzybee1002 on December 11, 2007

Podcasting came onto the “tech” scene in 2004/05 and has been slowly growing in popularity since.  My paper went over iTunes U and other areas and technology of podcasting.  The statistics that are out there so far and if podcasting really helps libraries and connect to their communities.  A strong focus is on the academic libraries and how they are succeeding and growing quickly while the public library sector is growing slowly.

Podcasting is most popular among certain age groups (24-44) and males are either the podcasters or the listeners by almost half.  Podcasting is a fascinating topic and it will be interesting to see if this will be the new radio or if it will be the next 8 track and obsolete so fast no one misses it.

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Once you Flickr, you can’t stop!

Posted by lizzybee1002 on December 10, 2007

I have a new obsession and it’s flickr, I have now uploaded almost a hundred pictures in  what feels like record time (for me anyway) and I am slowly but surely re-naming all of my random jpg files and doing it easy with iPhoto.  iPhoto and flickr were truly made for each other. BTW, you need a MAC to have iPhoto, one more point for MAC Users, sorry PC).  Once I re-name the photos I can easily set them into collections and groups and since I can set iPhoto up with Events or Albums the process is almost done prior to my loading onto flickr.

I will also be using flickr in the future because my sister is getting married in March in Arizona and a lot of our family and her soon to be hubby’s family can’t make the trip to Arizona so they can now have a play-by-play of the wedding festivities every time they go online and pull up my flickr profile.  I can’t wait to have everyone be at the wedding, pretty much live, without even leaving their living room.

I have shown my sister and my mom what I can do with flickr and they are both amazed and excited that my grandma and elderly aunt can join in on the wedding fun since they can’t get out to Arizona.  Now all I have to do is teach them both how to do it…that might be a bit trying… 😉

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No More Lonely Gaming

Posted by lizzybee1002 on October 30, 2007

For many years gaming was considered a single player world but in the late nineties the world of gaming suddenly burst into the multi-player world. With the expansion of the Internet and the creation of games that allowed multi-player interaction many of the gamers call them MMORPG (Mass Multi-player online role playing game). In class last Wednesday we created an environment of multi playing multi using and multi sharing in class. The class played and learned DDR, Guitar Hero, shared gaming via the PSP and the Nintendo DS. Others played Second Life and other online games, and though the games may have been different for the users the interaction between the users and the observers where the same. Teaching and sharing were big parts of the gaming last Wednesday, along with sharing of ideas of how to play or move forward in the games.

For Libraries the themes of sharing and teaching are important and the use of technology help makes the library stay relevant in the changing world. Getting kids and adults into the library with gaming can cross the generations and since there are so many gamers out there the need for librarians to be open minded to the notion that gaming is an effective tool to learning and fun can help the library stay relevant.

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Journey Through Facebook and LibraryThing

Posted by lizzybee1002 on October 23, 2007

My Facebook is as bland as vanilla for now, but soon will be a personal page to behold.  Not really, personally I’m not a fan of posting my life online through myspace or facebook, I think I have a fear of all the crazies from high school or college hunting me down.  Seriously…but technically it is an easy to use site and you can upload and personalize in about 10 minutes.  I joined a few networks and maybe give it a shot later but for right now I think I’ll do some lurking and see where that takes me.

LibraryThing (my profile) is easy to use and I love using the ISBN to search for the book, it took me 2 minutes to add my 10 books and since I have a ton of books this will be really helpful if I choose to really deleve into this site.  I like the way I can organize and tag my books and from the books I grabbed off my shelf I have a tendency to be eclectic in my reading tastes. I think I am going to keep adding titles and try to make this the site I go to in case I think I bought something already because most of the time I have and wind up with 2 copies of the same book. The best thing is that I can catalog my comics too!

I am a fan of flixster, which is a social networking site for movies and I love watching and rating movies so I had to sign up for this site. You can find me at http://fangirl3393.flixster.com

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It’s the End of the World

Posted by lizzybee1002 on September 19, 2007

When reading the Brown and Duguid article, who knew that with all of the technology out there we were at the end of the world. (Insert hysterical scream here). Have no fear though the “end” as Brown and Duguid is the end politics…and universities, cities, religions, television and mass media, along with a slew of other institutions that we need. Or do we really need them?

Do we really need to go into a classroom when we can easily be taught online and through applications like Second Life? Do we really need to watch the presidential debate on TV when youtube can air just the important parts”?

Is it really the end to all of the things we know and are familiar with or is the information age just enhancing our world. We are being connected to the world without ever leaving out homes and making friends virtually through the internet and social networking sites. But will there ever come a time where we will see the end to government, or cities because it will be online and there is no need to see anyone ever again.

I am going to go out on a limb and say no, the internet and the information age and all of the advancements really are just to enhance our world and not take it over. At least I hope not because I think robots shouldn’t be in charge. 😉

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