Archive for Learn and Play

Snap, Upload, Crop, Organize, Save, Share

Posted in Learn and Play with tags , on November 21, 2008 by runswscissors

A great place to store and share your photos is flickr.  Not only do you have access to your own photos, but many others as well.  One can get lost in all the photos available and even find yourself challenged to duplicate a particular photo.  No longer to you have to pull out box after box to share your photos.  Nor do you have to try and figure out where the picture was taken or even who is in it.  flickr allows you to edit, tag, and label your pictures.  You can access them anywhere you have an internet connection, print them, share them and even adapt them using the third party applications available.

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Digg It

Posted in Learn and Play with tags , , on November 21, 2008 by runswscissors

 What is digg?  Acccording to digg “it is a place for people to discover and share content from anywhere on the web. From the biggest online destinations to the most obscure blog, Digg surfaces the best stuff as voted on by our users. You won’t find editors at Digg [talk about free speech]— we’re here to provide a place where people can collectively determine the value of content and we’re changing the way people consume information online.”   I was introduced to Digg over a year ago and use it as one of my primary sources of news and information.  I just DIGG IT!

Slice of Pizza

Posted in Learn and Play with tags , , on November 20, 2008 by runswscissors

Tool box of Web 2.0 includes Make, which allowed me to visit the inside of a frozen pizza factory.  Did you know it only takes a few people to run and make over two million frozen pizzas a week.  Who knew?

Rip Up Those Scrap Pieces of Paper

Posted in Learn and Play with tags , on November 20, 2008 by runswscissors

Shelfari to the rescue!  How many times have you wrote a title of a book, CD, DVD, etc. that you would like to read, watch, and/or listen to on a scrap piece of paper?  How many times have you lost said piece of paper?  How many times have you been in a room with a group of people talking about books and unfortunately, nobody has the same reading interests you do?  Well, no more! Shelfari to the rescue.  What a great place to organize the books you’ve read, want to read and even discuss with others.  Library Thing is another place to organize your books.

A Little Slice of Del.icio.us

Posted in Learn and Play with tags , on November 19, 2008 by runswscissors

Imagine access to 180 million unique URLS shared by 5.3 million users.  What makes it almost a little slice of heaven is the tagging!  Easy access to millions of websites using a simple word.  For instance, cooking instead of cookery.  Hmmm del.icio.us is simply divine.

He Said–She Said–The Power of Wikis

Posted in Learn and Play with tags , on October 9, 2008 by runswscissors

Open access on wikis allows anyone to share their knowledge and can create an abundance of information (accurate and inaccurate).  Even though wikis can be subjected to wiki vandalism the power of wikis continues to grow.  Wikis can be and are useful tools for collaborations, storytelling, online learning (Learn & Play), building online communities and so much more.

Library 2.0 and Web 2.0–Cutting Down the Barriers

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on October 8, 2008 by runswscissors

What – if any – barriers exist with libraries and customers due to Web 2.0?  Are libraries able to keep up with the technology and customers demands?  Libraries have helped with the first digital divide by proving computers for customers to connect.  Are libraries now ready to help with the second digital divide–Web 2.0?  Technology has enabled the advances in technology to occur rapidly.  Thus, making it even harder for library staff to stay current with all the advances.  As is often the case a customer is approaching library staff  for information on… how do I do create an RSS feed, create a blog, upload pictures, download music, (fill in the blank) and many staff do not have the expertise and/or training to keep pace with the demand.  So how do libraries cut down the barriers of keeping up with technology to keeping up with customers needs?  Is Learn and Play a start?