Thursday, July 26, 2007

Week 5 -#11

The problem fixed itself! I didn't have to figure anything out.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Week 5 -#11

Okay, I just posted the comment about Library Thing, and all of my stuff on the right-hand side went away. So, you may not see my current reads, my avatar, etc. Sigh!!! Isn't technology just great!!!! Oh well, I will figure it out tomorrow.

Week 5 -#11 Library Thing

I had looked at Library Thing a while ago, but never created an account or added books... until now. It was extremely easy to create the account, add books, add tags to the books, etc. I think it would be useful to keep a list of books that you have read. I am not sure I will keep up with this... although it might be good for a readers advisory for your own reading and for patrons. I added my reads to the blog.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Week 5 - #10 Play around with an online image generator

This was fun! I liked going through... picking out my hair, eye color, clothes, etc. It did take some time to go through everything. As you can see, I used to create my avatar.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Week 4- #9 Explore MERLIN

I explored MERLIN.

I found Technorati and easiest methods for finding feeds. I did not like the look and feel of Feedster or As for, I did not try a search. It wasn't very aesthetically pleasing... which isn't a reason, but it did contribute to my not using it.

On another note... who knew there were blogs about James Dean!!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Week 4 - # 8 RSS and Newsreaders

I went to create an account at bloglines, and it told me that I already had an account. This account was created 2 years ago. I already had a list of my feeds, and added a few more for this exercise. Obviously, I did not have a need for it for the past two years, so much so that I forgot that I had the account. I can see it being useful for librarians to add feeds of sites they use daily for their job. I am not sure that I will continue to use this after becoming re-acquainted with it. I like the fact that you are able to put all of your feeds together in one place. However, it takes time to read through the feeds, and who has time to do that!! I like to re-acquaint myself with my favorite web sites, blogs, etc. on my own when I have the time.

I have added my feeds to the right-hand sidebar.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Week 3 - # 7 Technology related

I found out about 2 music sites, one is and the other is On, you can upload your iTunes and to see when your favorites are coming to a town near you. You will receive alert when they are coming. lets you make a playlist and add it to your blog. If you have a Nintendo Wii, streams music through your Wii.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Week 3 (cont.) -# 6 Flickr and Mashups

My creation
Originally uploaded by akopang
I used fd's Flickr Toys to add a caption to my alligator picture. It was easy to do, however I tried to add a caption/thought balloon and the balloon was too big. It didn't fit on the picture. I also tried the Mappr which lets you add your picture to a place on a map. I added my picture of the New River Gorge Bridge to where the picture was taken in West Virginia (my home state).

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Week 3 -# 5 Flickr

Old Faithful
Originally uploaded by akopang
This picture is from a recent trip to Yellowstone National Park. I already had a Flick account before starting the 23 things. It is very easy to use! It is a great way to share your photos with others.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Week 2 - # 3 and # 4

Done. Currently, I use blogger for a work related blog. In the past, I have had many issues with it. However, so far so good... I have not had any problems with it in the past few months and posting has been easier and less frustrating.

Week 1 - # 1 and #2

I did the 7 1/2 Habits tutorial. The easiest habit for me will be 7 1/2, which is to play. It will be the easiest since this is the way I learn. I am looking over the other habits and not sure which one will be the hardest... I don't think there is just one.