Friday, February 13, 2009
Well, my blog is refreshed. I had some frustrating attempts to update my avatar. Originally, I added it as a picture, so when I made the changes on Yahoo! it didn't automatically update to my Blog - whilst my friends' blogs updated almost immediately. After figuring that out, I was quite pleased and had fun creating my 'Waiting for Spring' avatar. It was good practice and forced me to play with my blog more, which is not something I would necessarily choose to do. I read other blogs on occassion, but rarely comment. Most of the blogs I read are 'subject' interests, but even then, they kind of bug me sometimes.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Have things changed? Yes. I have a much broader knowledge of what is going on 'out there'. I may not be super skilled in handling some of the web 2.0 tools, but I know what they are...My favorite Things: hmmm...I'd have to say podcasting because I was very curious about it, but had never sat down and made the attempt to subscribe to one. I feel like that really opened some doors for me. Unexpected outcome? Never thought I'd join a social networking site! I will definitely participate in any upcoming training on web 2.0. One word: expansive.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Thing 20 is done! Of course, I by-passed some earlier Things a couple of months ago, since all of my friends and co-workers were doing Facebook, I had to as well. I spent a little time just now, trying to get to know my way around Facebook a little more. I've been checking it about once a week, but haven't really had the time to 'play' with it. I think I'm getting the hang of it. I appreciate all of it's 'good points', but it seems weird to me that all of that 'stuff' is out there for everyone to look at. I don't necessarily want to see when Person A has commented on Person B's photo. It seems kind of invasive to me. It does have it's fun points and I can totally understand why youngsters would love it. I read the article on 12 Things to Use Facebook for at Work. I thought it made a REALLY good point that you shouldn't put anything on there that you wouldn't have on your desk at work.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Yikes! Hard to believe I'm finally on Thing 19 and I'm listening and subscribing to podcasts. I feel so very technologically adept. OK, well, not adept, but something good and special. I think I could really get into the podcasting thing because I like listening to the radio, but miss a lot of the shows that I like. Now I am capable of listening to stuff when I want to! Yippeee! I looked at a couple of the podcast directories, but mainly used the MPR one, since I'm a bit of an MPR junkie. I used Google Reader to subscribe to the Splendid Table podcast from American Public Radio. And I downloaded it onto an MP-3 player. Now if I can just figure out how to use that....