Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Web 2.0

We have a new thing at work (most of you know I work at a library) where everyone can learn some of the cool things that are available on the internet such as blogs, My Space, Facebook, etc. Lucky for me I am pretty familiar with most of this stuff but I'm looking forward to learning what I haven't tried out yet. The best part is that completing all of the activities will score me some comp time to use at a later date! Yay, me!! Last night I did a few of the activities so this should be a breeze for the most part...well one of the things was starting a blog (check!!).

I guess part of the reason they are introducing this at work is so that everyone can be more familiar with the technology that is out there but I do have to say that I miss the days of old (ok, I'm showing my age here) when I went to my library and it was so quiet in there you could hear a pin drop. Remember those old card catalogs? I still have the memories of looking up a book in the card catalog and having a librarian help me with a project and when I would check out a book they had this cool machine that would take a photo copy of the card inside the back of the book along with my library card. Computers are progress, this is true...but some things are still remembered fondly.

Another activity was to check out and try Twitter. Ummm, I wasn't that crazy about it and don't think it's something that I would personally ever use. I had a little bit of a time trying to figure out how to "tweet" and had to go into the help section, man did I feel stupid! I guess that's what these exercises are for, huh? I put up a "tweet" about my favorite books that I read recently, the Blossom Street series by Debbie Macomber...who knows, maybe someone will read my tweet and read the books.


Anonymous said...

I find it easier with the computer


June said...

I miss the card catalogs, too. There was just something about them, a database in card form. I would end up with several drawers open and cards propped up as I did research for a school project. The librarians were so helpful and I just loooooved the library.

But, yeah, if you whispered everyone in the building heard you LOL