Monday, October 6, 2008

Play week

Finally finished, am so pleased with myself!
My favourite things about all this was learning to use flickr, I love it and will continue to use it, also enjoyed facebook, my space and youtube.

I have learned heaps from setting up a blog, and have enjoyed looking at other peoples blogs. I have enjoyed this experience, at times it was a bit frustrasting but I got there in the end!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Social networking

Checked out lots of libraries that use Myspace, and they vary, some I found have lots of information, and others not so much, but I guess it gets added to all the time. Myspace for libraries is a great way of social networking, its great to be communicating with so many people on all different levels. Its a great way of sharing information, giving people the opportunity to connect with others, and letting people know whats out there, and a great way of promoting the library.

My Space and Facebook

Checked out Auckland Public Libraries bebo site, very good, tells you information on whats happening and what they have, among other things.

Visited My Space which was cool, Put in some of my favourite bands and it gave me heaps of information on them, like the wikipedia, u tube videos and their offical websites, and the list goes on...

I have a facebook account and love using this as I can keep in touch with all my friends all over the world and find out what they are up to, Its a lot of fun


Wents into which you have to pay for, was disapointed as I could'nt find many classic's. Tried LibrVox which is a free site, was impressed with the choices, located "Heidi" and "Swiss family robinson". Had a listen to the first chapter of Heidi, This is a great way of listening to a story without going to the library and getting the audio book.


Looked at all the directories, some were very confusing and not easy to navigate, liked podnova, and viewed podcasts on book reviews, Radio items, etc. Looked at some of the most popular podcasts and added a RSS feed for a podcast to my bloglines account. Found lots of useful podcasts like items that have been on the radio.

Monday, September 29, 2008


This is my fav! I can spent hours listening and watching youtube. I like it because you can see lots of old songs, its like going back into the past. I like that you can see all the videos that are most watched. Don't like most of the promoted videos, like the ones about elections...
Youtube would be good in the libraries to teach user education and promote our libraries to customers advising what is avaiable

Web 2.0 awards

Flickr is my favourite, this is the one I use the most and am not surprised that it got lst prize. Flickr is great because you can explore a wide variety of images, upload photos, organise your photos, edit them and share them with the world.

zoho writer

Well I signed up to this, it took ages and all my patience! finally got there, ok, its a good word processing tool, and a good way of sharing documents


I found this a bit confusing, and took me a while to sign up, I have signed up and created a search roll, but there are many more subjects I need to add and will do so in the future

Library Thing

What a great tool! this is a wonderful site for booklovers. I have joined and created my own little library, I found some good books. This is one that I will go back to when I have more time

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Image Generators

Had a great play around with this! my favourite was which is a "facelift visualization studio"Had a lot of fun with this, you get an image of someones face, and you can give it a brow life, cheek life, nose reduction...and the list goes on. My model was Keith Richards, and he was a great one too!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wiki Sandbox

Added my blog to favorites,Had fun playing and exploring WIki, its a great way to share info and a fun way also. Theres some great stuff out there!

Monday, September 8, 2008


I liked "the booklovers wiki" that Princeton public library developed, It is full of book reviews. This is a fun way to use a wiki. I also liked the comments that the library says about why they set up the wiki, because it gives the community the opportunity to experiment and learn about new technologies and I agree with them, it is a good thing.

Web 2.0, Library 2.0

Theres no doubt that Web 2.0 has enchanced libraries in their services, Libraries can deliver so much more to our customers, and its constantly changing for the better.

I am also pleased that I am doing this Web 2.0 programme because I am understanding more about whats out there, and will be able to help out and relate to our customers.


Had a good look around Technorati, at first I found it confusing as there was so much to look into. But once I had a good look around it found it a good search tool, some great links to go to and its good that we can share tags.

I like looking at the the top ten most looked at sights, this was interesting and basically you could go on forever with all the links....

Monday, September 1, 2008

Ok, Delicious is great, enjoyed looking at the site and scrolling through all the bookmarks. Its easy to search, checked a few libraries sites and could spends ages looking through the various bookmarks they have which is such a wide variety. Its a great way to organise info and share it. I just wish I had more time to scroll through!

Monday, August 25, 2008


Well, I have signed up a bloglines account, found it easy to subscribe to and the fun things you can subscribe to, like book reviews, the lastest movie reviews, and daily recipes, but these are just a few, also you can get the lastest from the papers, I like it and will use it regularly.

Monday, August 18, 2008


My favourite technology at the moment is facebook, I love it! There is so much to it, but my favourite thing is adding photos and viewing your friends photos. Its great because once you set up a facebook account, you can then add your photos and comments and invite your friends to join so they can view your photos, and your friends can make charming comments about what they think of your photos!
You can even post videos on facebook for friends to watch. Facebook is amazing because you can keep in touch with friends from all over the world, view their photos, and find out what they are up to.

These are just a few things that you can do if you have a facebook account,but I couldn't live without mine!

Making a mosaic with Flickr

What a wonderful thing Flickr is! I decided to make a mosaic using Flickr tools. My experience was fun, When I finally got the pictures I wanted, had fun choosing the background colours and layout for my mosaic. Everything seemed easier to navigate, as I had to go back several times to change my layouts and pictures, so am finally getting the hang of it!

Monday, August 11, 2008


originally uploaded by hpmarks.

What can I say about Positano!

It is a little slice of heaven

Monday, July 28, 2008


Well, Flickr was fun, I love the way it works, saw some amazing photos and Flickr was easy to navigate.

Monday, July 21, 2008

hello world

Ok I finally made it to this point with help from Sarah. I found it a bit confusing at first because I had never created a blog before, but it seems like a fun thing to do and a great way of letting people know whats happening in your life.