Thing # 20 Earthquake Bridgeport, Illinois, 4-18-2008

Thing # 21 "The Rose Bette Midler"

Thursday, July 3, 2008

4th of July

I went to fireworks display at the LTHS this evening with Eleanor D. The weather was pleasant, not hot and humid and with a nice cool breeze. The fireworks, short as they were, were lovely.
I am glad I live in The United States of America.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Thing # 23: Wrapping Up

The favorite thing I learned about was the "" site. I can place the websites I pull up continuosly in one place. It is like a library of websites just for me.

The thing I liked least about Web 2.0 is having to register with a name and password for each activity. We are warned to not use the same name/password, but using different ones gets confusing to me as to which name/password goes to which service.

I think the library should get more involved in helping prople to understand how to evaluate the websites on the internet for authority, accuracy, and reliability of information and that some sites are conversational in nature rather than authoritative sources of information.

As of yet I have not shared any Web 2.0 services with friends or family. I plan to use some of the services at home on my own computer, and I will share what I am doing with my husband and with my daughters and with some people from my church.

Thing # 22: Listen NJ

I thank Miss Pea (otherwise known as Priscilla Cordero) for her help in assisting me in navigating the ListenNJ procedure.

After opening my account and adding 3 children's items to my cart, I was able to download the books and listen to them at one of the computers at the reference desk. I enjoyed listening to "Harry the Dirty Dog" written by Gene Zion and narrated by Ernest Troost, "Caps for Sale" by Esphyr Slobodkina narrated by Rex Robbins, and "Knuffle Bunny" by Mo Willems and narrated by Mo and Trixie Willems. I listened to all of "Harry" and parts of the other two.

The end result of hearing the audio book was a positive experience. The process of the downloading seemed very cumbersome and slow compared to the speed of the internet.
Maybe it would seem different if I were downloading to an MP3player or a disc.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Thing # 17

I had several difficulties trying to complete this exercise.
I tried 3 times to see the "PB Wiki Tour" but the page would not come up, so I was not able to view that tour.
When I tried to edit the page in the Sandbox, several times I could not get in or do whatever I needed to do to get started. I think there was some kind of trouble with the page. Finally, today,
I was able to edit the one page and then add my blog address to the other page.
I can not think of any potential uses of a pbwiki based on this exercise. Based on the previous exercise, it seemed like a wiki might be useful in a work situation for editing back and forth on drafts of policies and procedures, maybe.

Thing # 21 Podcast

I have always liked this song as sung by Bette Midler.

I now know a little more about what people are talking about when they discuss "podcasts."
I will be able to access what I want to hear or see.
I have a favorable reaction to being able to do that.

Thing # 20 YouTube

I picked this video because I grew up in Bridgeport, Illinois. I was surprised to see something from there. I am guessing the video was filmed from the security camera from the local nursing home. I may ask my sister Sallie, who lives 20 miles from Bridgeport, to find out for me.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thing # 19 - Web 2.0 Awards

This "thing" was certainly easier to do than #17, which I still have not been able to do.

I looked at "Health" category and looked briefly at "peertrainer" and "medstory." Under "medstory" I looked up "cholesteatoma" and found some good information.

I looked at "online desktop" and briefly looked at the three listings. I would like to use "desktoptwo" because it looks like I should be able to understand it and it might help me in organizing some things that I could use in my home computer.

I looked at "Content Aggregation and Management." It looks like spreadsheets and survey techniques to me - collecting data and organizing it for analysis.