Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Posted via Pixelpipe.So, after examining the geocache clue again, I was convinced that I knew the location. I still think I know where it is, the location was muggled so I couldn't explore. I shall return! The first pix are from walking around the park a little more. The yard sale photo is from Pittman Street on my way back.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Posted via Pixelpipe.Photos from my very first Geocaching expedition. Guided by my iPhone, I walked to this location, supposedly the spot of the cache. I didn't find the cache, but I read the clue again once I got home and I think I have it figured it out now... To be continued.
Here is a video from YouTube on how to draw an eye in manga (Japanese comics) style. This is being posted as part of the Technology Tapas Tenth Course YouTube assignment. Those of you who are long-time readers of my blog know that I post a large number of YouTube videos embedded in the blog. We are already seeing lots of libraries doing the same thing and this can be useful for connecting library customers to video content that is created by the library for their patrons' use.
Friday, April 24, 2009
Flickr is a photo storage tool that I have utilized for many years, almost since its introduction! I store photos and graphics there so I have access to them whenever I need them. I use Flickr for other purposes. I link to the graphics that I have stored there when I use them as a website graphic or when I send someone a link to a photo.
I also use Flickr as a first stop depository for my mobile photography. So, on my iPhone, I use the app Flickit not only to upload my photos taken with the iPhone, but to tag and write descriptions of them before uploading. I can then link to the photos when sharing them on Facebook.
Flickr is also very important to me as a creative control service. I can share my original photos publicly or apply as much access control as I desire. Lastly, Flickr is also a great way to search for copyright-free photos to use on websites or blogs. This has been useful to me when creating and maintaining my own website and library websites. Flickr is one of the most used applications in my Web 2.0 toolbox.
I took the photos above with my iPhone at NJSL for the Technology Tapas project. They are tagged NJSLTT.
I enjoyed the examples given for library-oriented wikis. The ALA Conference wiki was particularly enlightening. I think that libraries can effectively utilize wikis to provide more precise information about their programming efforts. These wikis can then involve library users and employees alike to create resources that will be useful to the library's customers.
My favorite wikis are those that truly engage and involve their users to create a resource that is useful to others. Some examples are:
- Wikipedia - This is the premiere wiki and, IMHO, one of the best reference resources available to anyone looking to find initial knowledge about practically any subject. I normally begin my information search by utilizing Wikipedia to learn a little about a subject I know nothing about. After using Wikipedia as a starting point, I use the supplied links to find out more information about the subject or initiate my own search elsewhere.
- WoWWiki - I am a hardcore PC gamer and one of my favorite games is World of Warcraft. I use Wowwiki to find out more detailed information about the game.