Tuesday, January 9, 2007


Yippeeeee!!!!!!!! I honestly didn't think that I'd get this far.
But I can say that I have had a lot of fun and learnt lots about WiKi's, blogs, RSS feeds etc.
Prior to beginning the 23 Things project, I couldn't even upload photos ( sad but true) !
What's really great is that I'll be able to apply most of this new knowledge to my Librarianship course this year. Now all I need to do is to win the laptop and I'll be set for Uni!
I did hit a bit of a stumbling block earlier in the 23 things, but with a bit of encouragement from my co-workers, I managed to figure it all out!
Anyway, I have to say that I'm very proud of myself and I'm hoping to sign up next year for the Library Worker 2.0.
And last but not least, thank-you to Lynette and Denise and all my DV & Eltham co-workers for their help and encouragement.


This week I tried getting into the Netlibrary site but couldn't access it, so after I located the alternative on the YPRL blog, I had a look around at World EBook Fair.
I found lots of classics to download and also had a look around the Gutenberg Project.
I've been wanting an MP3 player for a while ( yes, I'm a little behind in this technology, I still have a portable CD player!) so I found heaps of audio books that I'd like to download. I think they're free on the Gutenberg site. The first one will be "The Tell Tale Heart" by Edgar Allen Poe.

Sunday, January 7, 2007


I have looked through all three podcasting sites, but I found Podcastalley the easiest to use.
I subscribed to something called "Mugglecast". It's a series of reviews by Harry Potter fans of the previous stories and the upcoming book.
I was amazed at all the podcasts you can subscribe to. Very cool.

Thursday, January 4, 2007


I had used YouTube before to watch the "Mentos in the Coke" video where the Mentos creates a fountain in the Coke bottle. That was clever. But there are so many videos under so many categories, it's a great way to share family videos and funny experiences.
The video I chose was called "Cat's Head Theatre" where a group of cats act out a scene from Hamlet. Very cool. It had been viewed 851909 times and 5400 people had added it to they're favourites list. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbK1eCt97ag
I likes that YouTube was so easy to use but sometimes I was a bit unsure about the content of some of the videos (little kiddies in the room with me).


I had a look at the winner for the Real Estate section in the Web 2.0 list - www.propmart.com
Wow, the houses over there are so beautiful but sooooooooo expensive!
They all look like something out of a Home Beautiful!
The site itself was very similar to realestate.com.au or domain. Very easy to navigate, much the same sort of search options except that I don't know where these places are in relation to each other!


I signed into Zoho writer, that was easy enough. I had look around and added some templates to my account such as recipes, homework diaries etc. I started trying to edit and maybe change the recipe for one of my own but couldn't get it right. Then I tried having a go of Google Docs and did a fake birthday party invitation for my daughter and was very impressed with myself when I managed to ad my own image of her to the invitation!
Unfortunatley I don't think I saved it b/c now I can't find it!
Useful tools for home businesses, students, anyone!


Yippee!! Another one down! That was easy ( unless I've done something wrong).
I added my blog to the list, had a look around at peoples favourite TV shows, restaurants (though most are in America, I gather) and generally had a good old sticky nose.