Thursday, April 9, 2009
I stumbled upon StumbleUpon and didn't think too much of it. Because I don't spend much time randomly browsing the web, I would rather search for things that interest me as the need arises. THEN, I checked out Cooliris......very cool. I'm looking forward to uploading my Bahamas pictures to Flickr and viewing them with Cooooooliris.
I was always under the impression that iTunes was strictly for downloading music!. This, to me, was the most exciting new discovery. I used the URL that was given as a sample http://sirsidynixinstitute.com/podcast.xmland discovered all kinds of music that I can play on my computer based on what interests me. I really enjoyed this and will use it in the future.
I've used YouTube many times before. Do some people not know that anyone in the world can see these!! On the other hand, what a way to get yourself "out there". Regardless, there are some very funny videos out there, that's for sure. These are two of my current favourites.
Monday, March 16, 2009
There’s no doubt that social networking sites are a great way to connect people who share similar interests. Occasionally, my daughter and her friends even discuss homework assignments on Facebook but I don’t see me getting addicted any time soon, that’s for sure.
Seeing what is posted on some people’s profiles and the poor judgment some people use in what they disclose, makes me very cautious about what I put on my own. I’m all for social networking but I still like the face to face kind best.
I've used Google maps many times and find Google Earth absolutely facinating (even though it's out-of-date).....to be able to spin around the world in seconds is amazing.
Monday, March 9, 2009
I created an account on LibraryThing at http://www.librarything.com/profile/atassone
I haven't added anything to my library yet. I may in the future.
Friday, February 27, 2009
What do I think about Wikis? I can see how they might be useful in the classroom for example. It's an easy way to create and edit a shared document when a group of people are contributing to the work. However, with so many people inputting information, I can see how easily the information on a wiki can become very disorganized. One analagy which I felt was pretty accurate in describing what wikis can be like is a kitchen junk drawer.
The thing that worries me most about wikis, however, is access control. If they're not properly managed, wikis are open for editing to anyone in the world. That's a lot of people who can change any of the information. That's a little creepy to me.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I used Flickr to upload some of my pictures of what I think is one of the most exciting cities in the world....NYC baby! I think Flickr will be a very useful, easy way to maintain and share pics with friends.
See my pics at http://www.flickr.com/photos/35778902@N07/