Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Drumroll!!! #23 Wrapping up

Wee!!! I'm finished. Much was learned as the OCL webthings committee led us through this Web 2.0 journey. Setting up my very own blog and learning what Web 2.0 has to offer was exciting and interesting.

Some webthings I will use include blogging, rss feeds and library thing. Webthings I have been using include del.icio.us, netlibrary and WorldCat.

#22 Listen NJ

ListenNJ is another good option in reading or in this case listening to audiobooks without going into the physical library building. It is great that so many titles are available to listen to either by downloading to an mp3 player or by listening to it via Windows media player. The latter was the way I listened to a selection on my desktop.

Hoorah OCL! for providing yet another way to provide a collection to the web user at his/her internet space.

Thing #9 Finding Feeds

Finding feeds was rather fun and easy. I established a bloglines account and added 10 feeds. I tried Topix, Syndic8 and Technorati. The most useful to me is Syndic8 for its contents such as news headlines.

I found DMOZ.org in Syndic8, an open directory info I've used for library research. The best way to find RSS feeds is to go to my favorite site and look for the RSS feeds symbol or similar and subscribe.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Podcasting #21

This is one tool I have not used before today. It is a convenient way to view a show at any time as long as it is available. I can see how this tool has practical applications such as viewing lessons for teaching or learning. I tried podcast.com and Odeo.


http://odeo.com/channel/26975/view/

Thursday, May 8, 2008

#20 You Tube

I agree this Web 2.0 tool is one of the best innovations in video viewing. To be able to view or share video clips created by anyone around the world istruly amazing. I chose this particular commercial which captivated me and made me laugh. It is the "You tube Coke Cola: Stewie vs. Charlie Brown - Super Bowl XLII Ad"

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ejz7vvQ-X2I&feature=related


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

#19 Web 2.0 Awards

Seomoz.org/web2.0 awards is an impressive and useful site to view topic categories. One such category is called Lists and Polls for compiling lists of everything and for statistics.

I will definitely bookmark this site.

Web Apps #18

The two web apps Google docs and Zoho are an excellent tool for wordprocessing without investing in a comprehensive proprietary program. I will suggest it to my mom who does not own a computer at this time, but uses the one in her retirement complex. It does not have MS word on it and can only use word pad which she says does not have the features she needs.

I am currently using Google docs collaboratively in a group project for a LIB class. It works great. We can edit and contribute to the document. I'd like to try Zoho.