Thursday, February 21, 2008

You Tube

I had my debut on You Tube last week taping 2 one minute critics for Sam's project. Personally I think I look like a dork, and the picture always freezes when it is the most unflattering. But it was fun to do. Now I just have to figure out how to get it into my You Tube account and what to do with it after that.

flickr and knitting

I managed to save these pictures to both my desktop and my Flickr account-but it's still easier to upload it from my desktop. Except when I have to use Flickr like I do for Ravelry. These are really comfy for typing at work, especially when it gets drafty.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


I have figured out how to add feeds and buttons to my blog and have also been able to subscribe to other peoples' blogs even if they don't have the handy button. And I love uploading pictures to my blog. I still don't see it as a viable means of commmunication for me-it's easier to respond to email than to go look for various threads to follow or to reply to blog post comments that I made 2 weeks ago. But it is nice to have the ability to use the tools that work for me. (All these lovely watercolors are from ).

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Although I am now correctly signed in, I still cannot send an IM to my 'buddy' even though I can walk to her desk and see that she is also signed in. We both show as offline to each other. I have the widget on my blog, but it serves no useful purpose as far as I can tell. However, I am still going to try until I can actually exchange a real IM on Meebo!

Friday, February 8, 2008

My Space/social networking

I liked the David Lee King article about having libraries register as "bands" so we could podcast storytimes, book talks, YAAB meetings, etc. i think it has some merit.
Interestingly enough, although my 20-something daughter has both My Space and facebook accounts, she doesn't understand very much about the whole process or about all the tools that are available. There is a huge audience of patrons out there who could benefit from this kind of training.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Putting it all together-it actually works!

Through one of my social networking explorations, I found Ravelry ( ) a Knit and Crochet community. It's by invitation only, and once I got my invitation I needed to use my Flickr account to post pictures of my knitting in progress and then subscribe to the RSS feed through Bloglines for updates. And I knew how to do all of it!!!! This is a wonderful organizing site-I can add knitting books to my library and keep track of patterns I want to use by tagging them- right now I am tagging them to my delicious account. Funny how it all works together! And I found out about Oprah's newest book club pick and got it out to the branches quickly because of another blogline feed I subscribe to.