Wednesday, February 21, 2007

RSS feeds (and Library 2.0 cool site)

I was on my Bloglines account, doing research for Week 6 of my Library 2.0 and came across this on Shifted Librarian. If you have not seen it, please visit the YouTube site and enjoy their interpretation of Library 2.0 at
I was very impressed at how real they made the description, even for someone as challenged by all of this as I am. I have problems sometimes adjusting my thinking from html to xml to web 2.0, but this is an excellent clarification for the linear development from print through digital text to html and beyond. Please check this out! I think it will be worth your time.

My only problem with Bloglines is that I am not finding the topics listed that I feel are really importnat to me. I was finally able to find YPulse and add it, but it took several additional steps that I wasn't required to do for the other feeds that they connected me with and they have not sent me any additional feed ideas based on my original themes. I have my ten, with YPulse, but I don't know when I will have time to check them, even on a semi-regular basis.

Friday, February 2, 2007


Ok, I finally have pictures and a Flickr account. I had computer hardware problems (couldn't get the photo disk out of the computer) and software programs (computer wouldn't read the pictures on the photo disk), but with Robin's help, I am up and running. Or at least, I am back on my way... Only four weeks behind, but Flickr is fun! I uploaded pictures of my kids and of me on horseback, some of my favorite things outside of reading, teens, and great food! If I could live on a ranch with my daughters, a professional chef, and horses, life would be perfect! I have enough books at my house that it would be quite a while before I would need to ride down to a local library. Of course the only problem with that idea is that I would miss out on all the new books that are coming out! It's hard to believe how many books come out each year, just in the Teen area. As I go through trying to order what teens would enjoy, I have to bypass so many other titles.
Now, you are probably wondering what this has to do with Library 2.0 and Flickr. The truthful answer is nothing, but the picture of me on a horse started my thoughts away from my focus. I have discovered lately that I am highly distractable. I basically need to do what I have done with this blog and circle back to the original focus.
I could easily spend hours looking at the pictures and explanations on Flickr. It is a dangerous site for someone who enjoys beautiful photography and is highly distractable. It did make a trading card and set myself up with a Flickr address, which is: Go see what you think and please comment on my trading card.