Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Of the committee pages I have yet to do, I anticpate the Training page will be the most labor-intensive, but there are a wide range of already-published sources of all kinds of media to refer to.
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Here are some possible categories for the site:
Considering a Banked Track – PROS AND CONS
Differences in banked track
Organization – not saying it’s the best, but it’s what we’ve done:
Meeting Notes: CALENDAR?
Krissy Krash's drills
MySpace derby drills
On the Track
On the Floor
What they’re good for
Basic Skating Skills
RDRR Official Skill Levels
I'm using wikidot, because it looks the coolest.
My URL for my now mostly blank wiki is bankedtrack.wikidot.com. History will remember that address.
I think I'll write about how we built our track, and basic stats of our track on the main page. That is something that I know without having to research so much.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I've expanded my understanding of Web 2.O utilities with this project, and I'm impressed with Ms. Blowers for setting it up. I would participate in a future 23 Things. Maybe the Big Stick my more advanced class mates used could be my next project with this blog.
I'm going to go through and add Web 2.0 blogs to my RSS feed, and list them here.
Web 2.0 blogs added to my RSS feed
http://librarybytes.com/ - Helene Blowers' blog
http://www.opal-online.org/ - OPAL
http://www.lifehacker.com - Lifehacker
The only things I didn't like in 23 Things on a Stick were the Online Gaming Thing and the over-the-top social networking Thing.
This was a fun and educational project, and I feel like I really benefited from 23 Things on a Stick.
Thing 13 - Online Collaboration Tools - I'm frustrated we don't use these in my work, though!
Thing 2 - RSS Feeds. I may not keep up this blog, but I love my RSS feed, and will keep it.
Thing 14 - LibraryThing - Thanks, Dr. Martens for supplying me with my latest addiction. :)
Thing 10 - Wikis - I love wikis, and 23 Things gave an good overview of them, which I will return to for my final project in this class.
Things 4-6 provided info on Flickr and images that I was not acquainted with previously.
This was a great exercise for me, because I've always thought I knew alot about Web 2.0, but due to my natural inclinations and disinclinations, there are things I missed. I don't have a camera, so I don't use flickr, so I don't pay attention to any of the other image editing stuff, because I didn't feel like I could use them as much. 23 Things on a Stick made me go over lots of information that I would have missed otherwise.
I DO NOT want ANOTHER smarter, better, social network JUST FOR ME. I have Xanga, Hi5, doostang, LinkedIn, LibraryThing, Ning, Twitter, SparkPeople, Instructables, Facebook, Myspace and probably other accounts. That's too much already. I don't need to make more friends, I cannot keep up with all the ones I have at this time.
I've heard ads for Gather on NPR. I love NPR, but due to all my other overcommitments, I probably won't love Gather. I would join WebJunction if it was beneficial to my work.
So here I am on Ning now, per THings' request:
Visit 23 Things on a Stick
I've seen 43 Things, but I don't want to join. I've seen Craftster, which looks awesome, but I don't have time for that kind of hobby in my schedule, and I don't want to create another login, get other email clogging my accounts. I see where these things could be useful to specialized segments of the population, and Craftster particularly looks pretty user friendly and cool, but it's not for me.
The social network market is saturated. Get you a facebook group and get over your hyper-specialized self. I cannot keep up with so many groups, and I bet most other people can't either, librarian-types or not.
10/11/09 - Social Network thoughts update:
Livejournal is an early blogging/social networking site that is going strong, perhaps because they have many, many diverse groups. If you have an interest, they have a group. And if you change interests, you don't have to make a new profile and password. Note the security risk if you use the same password for your multiple profile logins. ) And it's all in one place, one profile, one password.
Another option for diverse groups is to become an app for another site. Xanga, a blogging site is now connecting to Facebook, and allowing users to post xanga entries to facebook. This gives Xanga some more "face time" with a wider community, and it may help xanga users see a continuing relevance in maintaining their accounts. Not everyone is happy about Xanga and facebook coming together, though.