Friday, April 11, 2008


podcast This is the link to the podcast that Thom, Shell, Kathryn, Crystal, and myself made. We had a lot of fun making this and hope you enjoy it. We discussed all of the weeks of Blue 2.0 and things that we liked and didn't like. Overall I learned a lot of stuff. Making the podcast was easier than I thought but getting it uploaded was difficult. As I say in the podcast, one of the best things that happened during the Blue 2.0 experience is that I created a blog for my daughter, Hannah, who is 6 weeks old. I probably wouldn't have made one if I hadn't have had to make this one first. I also won an ipod shuffle. THANKS Blue 2.0.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Social Networking

I have been using Facebook for about a week now and I like it. My Facebook address is I have uploaded a picture and added about 9 friends.

I have also signed up on MySpace and until tonight was unable to commit to an url. However I finally decided on I like MySpace but so far I feel that Facebook is easier to use.

I also joined Waste Central Network at Ning. This is a cool Radiohead site. I am glad I found this place. Right now I think I really like Ning and Facebook better than MySpace but with my limited use it is hard to tell for sure. I am pleased to be part of a group on Ning that enjoys Radiohead so much and it has a great deal of Radiohead information. It seems that Ning has a more immediate impact for beginning users. It will take a while for me to develop a MySpace and Facebook network, however it seems that in the long run Facebook and MySpace may be more rewarding. Right now my Ning experience seems to be more like a regular website with a chatting feature but it does have lots of other features like videos. However I believe most of the videos can be found on YouTube.

Well that is all of the Social Networking assignment. I still have to do a Podcast. Maybe tomorrow night. Once I have done the podcast I think I will have completed all the assignments for Blue 2.0. It has been fun!!!

Thursday, March 27, 2008


I just posted 3 pictures on flickr. It was really easy to post the pictures. I will invite some of my friends to view the pictures. Now it is time to work on my podcast.

Friday, March 21, 2008


After viewing about 7 videos on YouTube, I finally found one I liked pretty good. Most of the ones I saw were not really very helpful if used and some that I clicked on were just plain too long for this exercise. One was more than 70 minutes long. I liked one on the Otis public library the best. This is the link.

I think this video could be better but it was more of what I was looking for. It was a video that basically explained what services were available at the library. I liked some of the humor in the video. They showed viewers their facilities and introduced their staff. I think this could be cool to watch if you lived in this town and knew these people.

I liked what the video that was 7o minutes was doing. This video was a presentation on 2.0 technologies and how to incorporate them into the library. I actually will probably watch this at a later time but not right now. I have not really thought of YouTube as a way to broadcast a presentation to anyone and now that I have this idea, I think it is extremely useful. I have watched some webinars on educause and this could be very similar although you don't have the live chatting feature.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Play WeekI

Tonight I created an account at Wikipedia, but after looking for errors on numerous pages, I did not notice anything to change. However, Wikipedia is really neat. It is amazing how so many people come together and write so much useful information. I know that it is not an authoritative source but it appears to be mostly accurate when I have used it. Now that I have an account when I find something to correct I will fix it.

I also used two of the photo generators but I really didn't come up with anything great. I liked some of the effects from the Photo Spread Effect Generator including the bubble and lightning effect. I looked at some of the e-cards on Letter James and may send one of them on someone's birthday. I often send free e-cards from Hallmark or some other website. I thought the Warning label Generator was really neat and I made one that I think is fairly funny. I did notice one error with the site. It often cuts off the last letter that it will let you type in.
I also played with one of the games listed in the award winner section. I liked Guess-the-google. It pops up a group of images that all relate to one key word and you try to guess it. It is fun.
Soon I plan on trying some of Second Life. More on that later.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Hannah Kaitlyn Hall

On February 27, 2008 Hannah Kaitlyn Hall was born. She has a blog at
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