Thursday, July 30, 2009

After reading the article about what did with their information, I was hesitant about doing much at their website. However, I decided to try it anyway. I was surprised to find more depth in the quality of organizations participating. I signed up for it and joined, which is a neuropsychology-interest group powered by Springer. I am impressed.

And then I joined the ALA ( I was surprised that they let me in because I'm not a member of all those professional organizations. I am happy that they did, though. I'll have to add another blog entry later after I have the opportunity to participate in the online forums.

More Facebook

I went to visit some friends last weekend, and guess what one wanted me to do. Help him with Facebook. I jumped in like I was a pro. Thanks to 23 Things, I knew what to do and had him set up with his picture and everything. Then when I got back to my computer, I searched for him on Facebook so I could add him as a friend.

Then I created a "What's on your mind" without a link. After I that, I wanted to be sure I put a link to our public library and give kudos to their summer reading program.

The next thing on the list for More Facebook was to find three groups to join. I was amazed when I started looking through the different groups! I guess I am too American because when I saw the groups from all over the world, I was quite surprised. There are people joining together to support causes everywhere and in so many different languages! I signed up for several :

  • Psychology

  • Evolutionary Psychology

  • Occupational Psychology

  • International Slow Food Movement

  • Slow Cooker Recipes

  • Catch and Release

  • American Fisheries Society
I also found a group where I can be a fan:
  • U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service: Fisheries

This is fun!!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


People use Facebook to show photos, give updates, etc. I think it could be used for a family and friends newsboard. I think I'll try to get my friends and cousins to look in on my new site. The internet is like a zoo, although nothing is really black and white!

Monday, June 8, 2009

RSS Feeds

I really have enjoyed the Real Simple Syndication feeds recommended by the NTRLS staff. I added the cartoon (Unshelved (Library Humor): and news (Star Telegram: ) feeds. I like it because all of the info and cartoons I missed while not at my computer are available.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My Google Reader

I like being able to catch up on just the new additions to the various websites that I'm interested in. There was one website that I tried to enter for tracking purposes, but the Reader did not get a feed from it, so I guess it doesn't work with all sites.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Image Generators

I decided to use this assignment as an example of on-line announcements. I chose the Comic Strip Generator as my starting place. Then I looked for "butterfly", but the closest that I could get was the cartoon character "Buttercup". Here she is announcing a special event at the library this weekend. Cool!

Dinosaur Flickr Jigsaw Mashup

There was an additional Flickr mashup that I tried - the jigsaw at Big Huge Labs. I was able to use a photo I took at the Ft. Worth Zoo when robotic dinosaurs were on display in the spring of 2008. I didn't realize T. rex's were this colorful and that a mashup could make it more interesting!