Friday, September 7, 2007

23 things redux-15 down, 8 to finish

OK- I am determined to get InfoPeople's flash drive so I am going to focus on completing the 23 things, which I am copying here from the InfoPeople blog, so I have it all in one place. I am also adding links to the relevant blog posts, and outside sites where appropriate.

The 23 things list:

1. Read this entry (that's right, the one that you are reading now), and this FAQ to find out about the program and to make sure that you are eligible to participate. Remember: to take our challenge you must take or participate in at least one of our Web 2.0 events. (DONE)

2. Set up your own blog on & add your first post.(DONE)

3. Register your blog by sending an email to with your blog's URL and begin your Web 2.0 journey. We will then add your blog to our blogroll that you see on the sidebar of this blog so everyone can see what progress you are making.(DONE)

4. Explore Flickr and learn about this popular image-hosting site. Set up an account and join some groups! And remember, blog about what you learn!.(DONE)

5. Have more Flickr fun and discover some Flickr mashups & third party sites.(DONE)

6. Look at some of these library websites that are using Web 2.0 to enhance their offerings and create a blog post about anything Web 2.0-related that you think would be useful in your library. (MORE)

7. Learn about RSS feeds and set up your own Bloglines newsreader account.(DONE)

8. Locate a few useful library related blogs and/or news feeds and add them to your Bloglines account.(DONE)

TO DO: 9. Sign up for a Twitter account. Track your activities using Twitter for a few days. Think about how Twitter might be useful linked on a library website and blog about your Twitter experience.

10. Play around with an online image generator. Blog about your experience(s).(DONE- see the image at the bottom of my blog- it was surprisingly difficult to find this image generator)

11. Take a look at LibraryThing and catalog some of your favorite books.(DONE-see my sidebar for the nifty LibraryThing widget that shows a changing array of books from my library).)

TO DO: 12. Roll your own search tool with Rollyo.

13. Learn about social bookmarking then create a account and add and tag some Web 2.0 sites. (DONE)(not sure if this link opens my public delicious account or if one needs a password)

TO DO: 14. Explore Technorati and learn how tags work with blog posts.(need to blog about this)

TO DO: 15. Read a few perspectives on Web 2.0, Library 2.0 and the future of libraries and blog your thoughts.(need to blog about this)

16. Learn about wikis and discover some innovative ways that libraries are using them. (DONE) Also, I set up a wiki at PBWiki- haven't used it much but it's good to know about the capability: Wikilib.

17. Add an entry to Infopeople's Our 23 Web 2.0 Things wiki. (DONE) I added a post on Blogs but couldn't quite figure out how to do the hyperlinks so they don't show the entire url- will go back sometime and figure it out.

TO DO: 18. Take a look at some online productivity (word processing, spreadsheet) tools.

TO DO: 19. Explore My Maps on Google Maps and create a map for your library and add a picture of it to the map.

20. Discover YouTube and a few sites that allow users to upload and share videos.(DONE)

TO DO: 21. Discover some useful search tools for locating podcasts.

TO DO: 22. Teach someone else how to use one of the technologies described above and blog about your experience!(write up Flickr training)

23. Summarize your thoughts about this program on your blog. (DONE)

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