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Thing 24 – Reflections February 25, 2009

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I have finally come to the end of the 25 Things and I must say I have really enjoyed learning about lots of things I had never heard of before. It has been great fun reading the other blogs to see if they were enjoyig it as much as I was (I think Linda is going to need a big lie down after all this, nearly as much as I will, trying to keep up with her posts!!!!)  Pheww!

As some of the other bloggers have already pointed out, 1 hour per week was not nearly enough to do justice to learning about all the different things and maybe a litle more help (idiot instructions) were needed for things like adding pictures, links etc.

My favourite discovery was Facebook, much to my childrens dismay. They think I’m only on there to snoop!! who me?! It’s a great way to keep in touch with family and friends and to share photos, but after last weeks announcement that Facebook have the rights to all photos, videos , content etc I think that it may be a better idea to use Flickr for sharing your photos and videos with your friends and family. I found their website easy to use and had great fun using the mash-ups on there too. You Tube was another time thief. You could loose hours of your time just watching all the great clips on there. I  think Google maps is great for travelling and is really useful for finding addresses in Huddersfield, especially since my daughter started  searching for a house. The Image-generating websites were fun and also when I have more time I will look at  Podcast‘s again and maybe try to download one onto my i-pod.  RSS Feeds I can see as being very useful, if only I had the time to read everything on them…maybe when I’ve retired, but that’s a long way off!! The above things won’t help with my job in the library but it’s useful to know what is going on out there.

The things that I didn’t care too much for were Technorati, Twitter, Google Docs. Twitter, mainly because you already have that covered on Facebook. Google docs because I really can’t see myself needing to use it serouisly for my work (unless I get promoted!!)

Having said all that, I have rather enjoyed my time blogging. Don’t know what I could blog about if I decided to carry on, everyday life can be quite boring and English Lang/Lit wasn’t a strong point for me in my schoolday’s, as you’ve probably already gathered. Thanks to everyone who bothered to read and byeee : )c-morellihud-ac-uk_0841eeef

 

Thing 23 January 29, 2009

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Thing 23 is to look at podcasts?! which are sound files to listen to. I have to find one of interest and add an RSS feed to my blog. Not quite sure how, exactly I will achieve this, but I will have a go anyhow.

http://podcast.com/show/14207/Best-of-Nolan/

Well I’m not sure I have done it correctly. I will just have to publish this and see if it works as it should. I chose this podcast (after signing up for BBC podcasts with yet another username and password, well, actually I keep using the same ones for everything, the memory isn’t what it used to be!!) for the simple reason that Nolan was my maiden name and no other reason at all. I may try having a listen to it just to make sure it isn’t totally boring…

 

Thing 22 January 27, 2009

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For Thing 22 I have to look at the YouTube website and find something of interest then add a link to the video clip. My clip is on Boston Terriers with a subtle link to libraries!! 

Wow, I’m amazed that that worked!! It’s quite fun watching all the different clips, you could lose hours on there. It almost makes me want to try having a go myself.

 

Thing 21 January 21, 2009

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For this thing I have signed up to Library Thing  and entered in some of the books I have read within the last few years. Here is a link to my list of books http://www.librarything.com/catalog/cammyz . I’ve actually entered quite a few, but the exact editions shown in the list that comes up when you type in an author isn’t always the one I have read, if you know what I mean..I just picked the first one when it gave loads of different publishers. It’s an easy site to use and I supose reading others comments on what they thought about books you have also read is interesting. I may be tempted to use this site regularly…

 

Thing 19 & 20 January 20, 2009

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This week it’s online image generators that we have to play around with and try and link to our favourite sites and supply one of our creations. I’m going to have a go with the South Park site because I made quite a cute little girl cartoon on there but am having difficulty saving it, http://www.sp-studio.de/ The picture is the wrong type of file to upload onto here so I will try again. http://www.fototrix.com/border/?border=0-600-480-tennis&version=saved&wrap=imagetennis-otis. Woohoo it worked. I chose tennis balls for Otis because he always seems to find one on his walk. Thing 20 was to sign up to Google Doc’s and share a document with another 25 thinger. I managed to do this quite easily and think this would be quite useful for sharing of non-sensetive/confidential information.c-morellihud-ac-uk_0841eeef I have also visited the following site http://www.faceyourmanga.com/faceyourmanga.php?lang=eng and created the rather flattering image on the right!!! Great fun!!!     

 

Thing 17 & 18 January 13, 2009

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Getting close to the end now… Well thing 17 was to sign up to Facebook the social networking site and I thought God, my kids are just going to love this!! So I duly created an account and asked them to be my friends. I wasn’t sure of a positive reaction to this, but they both said yes….I think I am going to regret it though because within minutes my eldest daughter had tagged lots of photos of me. Aaaargh! It seems quite fun and the hours just seem to pass by in an instant. Not sure if I will be bothered to carry on with it ‘cos I can never get on at home as my 2 are always on it!! Will just have to have a look when I’m at work instead. For Thing 18 I signed up to Twitter!! Not sure I will like this because I can’t find anyone on there, only Stephen Fry and I’m not too bothered about his going on’s, so I don’t think I will continue with this one.

 

Thing 16

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Thing16 is to look at Google earth. I know we actually have this downloaded on our home computer, so I will go home and try to remember to have a play on it as instructed and report back on my findings…I’ve got to admit that I haven’t yet been on Google earth at home but from what I can remember of it, it’s very similar to Google map, which I have found to be quite useful.