Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Thing 4

I really enjoy working (playing) with Flickr. I checked out Clemens & Alcuin libraries of College of St. Benedict & St. Johns University Flickr page and liked how they featured different books in their collections. This would be a great way to display Top Ten Books for 2007,Best Selling Books for the week, Teen Top Ten or even Oprah's Picks.

Flickr seems to be a fun yet safe way to organize and share pictures with family, friends and the whole world.

The picture uploaded was from the New York Public Library. The antique 1923 bookmobile is a perfect example for children of all ages to read anywhere & everywhere...even in the dead of winter...brrrr

Monday, April 7, 2008

Thing 3

RSS...Really Simple Syndication
WOW...the time spent on this THING! I started out in Bloglines and switched to Google Reader after reading an article posted by Linda. It amazes me how choosing general feeds like News, Food or Photography and literally receiving dozens of feeds at my finger tips. Not wanting to miss anything, I started reading them all until I realized I would have to give up sleeping to accomplish this feat, so I narrowed my list down to the important feeds and plan to customize my list and continue to add the necessary feeds little by little. I'm having a hard time breaking my habit of the old way of viewing I'll keep working on it.
I'm excited to move on to photo sharing and editing.