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Web 2.0

This is how I roll

You may now search my blog, courtesy of Rollyo. I have a web design project on the horizon, so I wanted to create a search tool that would query useful sites. Select…Web Dev HelpSearch The Web I found that Rollyo was very easy to use. And handy! I foresee creating more custom searches. EDIT: Since […]

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Books Web 2.0

LibraryThing

I’ve been meaning to create an account at LibraryThing for quite some time now but the thought of cataloging my entire library… I would definitely need to upgrade to a paid account ($25 for a lifetime membership seems pretty reasonable to me). I decided to add a few books to my library that I’m currently […]

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Web 2.0

RSS leftovers

Not quite as filling as turkey leftovers, but just as satisfying… I appreciated the related tags box that Technorati displays after you execute a search. This is something our library OPACs are getting better at. A basic search in Technorati pulls up A LOT of junk. An advanced search is somewhat more tolerable, but still […]

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Web 2.0

Bloglines

On with the L2.0 exercises, this time on RSS and newsfeeders… I’ve known about newsreaders for quite some time but I’ve never really gotten into using them. I do, however, depend on RSS feeds, which I usually pile into either my bookmarks toolbar or bookmarks folder in Firefox. Bloglines is pretty easy to use. The […]

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Web 2.0 Web Design

Tech Happy

I’m posting once again for the L2.0 project- this time on three of my favorite add-ons for Firefox. 1. Cooliris Previews – mouse over any link and see a small preview of that page in a pop-up box. This is an excellent tool for scanning through google search results quickly! 2. Firebug – my new […]

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Web 2.0

More fun with flickr

Wee! I had fun with the bubblr API, which allows you to make your own comic strip using flickr images. Here’s one I did pretty quickly (click to view larger or to make your own!):

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Web 2.0

JenSpace and Flickr

Desk2 Originally uploaded by cursedstorm I set up a flickr account over a year ago just to see what the fuss was about. I uploaded three photos and then promptly ignored the account. I am not a huge picture-taker. If you were to collect photo evidence of my existence between the years 2004-present, you would […]

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Libraries Web 2.0

L is for learning. L is for libraries.

When I heard that IU Libraries had adapted the PLCMC Learning 2.0 program, I was excited. I first heard about the program from Michael Stephen’s blog about a year ago. I followed the program (though I didn’t actually participate), curious about how Web 2.0 was being applied in libraries. Although I’m already familiar with blogs, […]