Wikis: The Quickest Way to Get Information Fast

Another 23 Things post here.  I completely forgot exploring Wikipedia and editing a wiki were on the list until I checked it recently.  This post should have be done last summer when I did that Wiki project for Preparing Instructional Media, but what I can say, I forgot. So I remember to back when Wikipedia…

Google Docs/Drive Makes Collaboration on Projects Easy

I haven't done one of these posts in a while.  I did one early in the semester when I learned Twitter, but I completely forgot that one of the things on the list that I have yet to do is Goog Docs (now called Drive)! I first used Google Docs years ago when I was at UT. …

Twitter

Since I've been required to sign up for Twitter for my Social Media class, I can check one more thing off the 23 things list.  I think that brings me to 11.  I am JediLibrarian42 over there. I was required for class to follow some of my classmates, tweet about three things I learned, and…

Youtube

Ok, so I can't think of a witty or sarcastic title this time, but my brain is a little on overload after reading for class for the past few days. When youtube first came out, I didn't see the attraction of watching a bunch of videos people make of themselves and upload to the Internet. …

Librarything

Ok, so Librarything wasn't on Oxford's list, but after readig the posts of several of my classmates about Librarything, I just had to try it.  I am the Jedi_Librarian there and have 85 books cataloged. It was easy to sign up.  All you had to do was create a username and password, no e-mail requied…

Podcast possibilities

I downloaded quicktime so I could listen to one of the Gateworld podcasts.  After looking over the list, I finally chose a review of my fave season, season 7.  The reviewers made a lot of good points on what were the best and worst episodes, although I didn't always agree.  I think I'll be tuning…

What in the blazes is a Podcast?

For the past few years I've been hearing about these things called podcasts, but I never actually knew what the bloody hell they were.  I assumed that you had to have an ipod to watch/listen to them since they seemed to be sold in the iTunes store, and since I don't have an iPod that…

Facebook, Libraries, and Librarians

Facebook is a popular social networking website used by approximately 600 million users as of January of this year, according to it's Wikipedia article.  People use it to re-connect with old friends and keep in touch with friends and family.  Despite the privacy issues, it can be very helpful for staying in touch with family…

Delicious

Delicious is a social bookmarking site run by Yahoo.  I never knew bookmarks could be social.  It was relatively easy to sign up since I have a Yahoo account already, but I made the mistake of installing the Delicious toolbar for Firefox thinking it would make things easier.  Instead it is annoying me.  Everything I…