Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Week 5 Thing 10 - Play Image generators, Twitter, Web 2.0

Image generators - now I know how some of those cat images in emails come about. http://icanhascheezburger.com/
This was fun to do.
We are pop stars in space!
"EC STARS".
The image generator is http://www.becomeanmm.com/
Yes it is M&M the chocolate!
Also had a look at Sudoku generator sounds great for all those who like sudoku. Rubik's cube generator http://www.dumpr.net/rubik.php
Amazing what you can do with a unusable picture.



Twitter Interesting and weird all in one go. Can't see the real purpose of this in use in a study environment. Students use messaging services already. Amazing how many people prefer to talk to a computer rather than each other. Hey I do have someone following me! Email is still a good way to keep in touch with friends or sms on the mobile.


Web 2.0 and Ning Had a look at some of the Ning network, some are very scary to what interests people have out there. Did notice that a lot have very strict rules which hopefully do keep out the predators on the web. Ended up joining the Library 2.0 as it had interesting comments from all over the world.

Did find an interesting blog: Defining Web 2.0 - good background information http://library20.ning.com/forum/topic/show?id=515108%3ATopic%3A16988&page=1&commentId=515108%3AComment%3A17259#515108Comment17259

I think it could be beneficial for the library community to see what other libraries are trying out there and what is working and what isn't, learning from each other is an age old skill. We also have to remember that some people like the face to face contact and many people are not computer savy or have access to the technology.

I can see the uses of blogs and forums too keep clients and staff informed and receive user feedback interaction is good but keep it simple would be good as too many discussions going at once gets confusing. How many web 2.0 features do we need before we reach the point of "information overload" and turnoff?

Have also ordered books from Lulu and looked at Biblio for out of print items.

2 comments:

Generator Guy said...

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