Wednesday, August 27, 2008

RSS 7.1

YES, it took a while, but success is my friend today, folks. What do I like about RSS and Newsfeeds? One has up to the minute access to the latest news and reports on whatever one chooses. Whether I would favour this over accessing my 'favourites' remains to be seen. It is another way to manage information. Useful ways libraries could or already are using RSS - check out 'Christchurch City Libraries' there is a short summary with links to all there RSS feeds. Seeing is understanding.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Exercise 6 - technology a few thoughts

Technology - txting for moi is a marvel I will not live without. I decided a while back I wasn't going to txt anymore. Pulled out all stops and gave the landline a hammering. It was fine for a time, but when it came to teenagers the need to ensure everyone was aware of what time one was coming home and what time to collect this one up and on it went. Believe me it was'nt worth it. Then there is the other side. Its easy to txt a friend, and - " Get a load of this on the tele" or "so where have you disappeared to, won lotto and don't want me to know?", or "Pickup a bottle of wine on the way home I had a rough day ".One can keep in touch without having to pick up the phone, get in the car or indeed walk from the kitchen to the lounge.....What about email, digital photography, catching the latest news online, these have all become as familiar as that morning cuppa let alone the marvels we are learning about on web2.0. So let it long continue!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Exercise 5 Flickr Fun

I could easily spend more time here 'playing', what a useful site for future use and also backup for photographs. I'll be back!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Flickr lit up the past.

Reporoa Sculpture
Originally uploaded by tm-tm
Having heard snatches of conversation about Photobucket it has been interesting to go to Flickr and see what it is all about. Took the tour like every good 'librarian' should and thought,yes this could be most useful. In a nutshell much like Picture Manager,but with a neverending supply of pictures. Saw some delightful photographs of things most beautiful, but then I entered the names of a couple of little villages where I lived as a child and my world lit up. Here is a shot of the signpost of the street I lived in until I was nine - 'Guthrie Road'