Blog it: Flickr and Diigo post!

Both Flickr and Diigo are similar, except that Flickr is for photos and Diigo is for information. (How is that for over simplification? LOL) I noticed the similarities in the ease of use (both practically do themselves), the ease in sharing the links/photos, and the ease of joining a group. You can have a private photo stream (diigo bookmark list) and a public one.

I enjoyed using them, though when it comes to putting pictures on Flickr, I don’t think I would use it much. Any pictures I upload are usually to my Facebook account, though Flickr is MUCH faster.  I like Diigo, because research can be a tiresome, irritating endeavor. Nothing is worse then finding the perfect site for something I am researching and then closing it by accident and not being able to find it again or trying to find a quote for a paper and not being able to find the author. Having the tool right there reminds me to  bookmark the page I am on. It also lets me tag the bookmark with a reminder.

I will be keeping both of them though, at least until I am out of school. I like searching for pics on Flickr, even if I am not going to post many pics there. I like Diigo for much the same reason-I like searching what other people find interesting!

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Blog Assignment for Implementing Internet Tools/Tech

Here are the three blogs I read regularly:

 

http://www.laurellkhamilton.org/category/blog/  : This is the blog of my favorite author, Laurell K Hamilton. 

 

http://www.intrepidmag.com/blog/  : Ok, I will admit it, I love all things “Ancient Aliens”, ghost hunter and paranormal. I love the wackiness and whimsy of it all and then on the flip side, I love how so much of it makes sense!  There is a moment when you just have to think “What if they aren’t nuts?” Do I believe any of it? Well, that just depends…..:) 

http://www.intrepidmag.com/blog/samhainhalloween-to-understand-it-is-to-live-it/ : I really enjoyed this one. I am of the Pagan persuasion myself and this was a lot of fun to read.

http://ancientaliens.devhub.com/: I know I know-I am a broken record! I just love this stuff. Of course there is a gentleman out there (http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/) that has a 3 hour documentary that supposedly debunks every single assertion that comes for the ancient aliens theory, not just a few, but every single one. I don’t really think I will be watching it myself. Saying that you can explain it ALL away is like saying you know EVERYTHING, LOL.Image

Web 2.0 Assignment for Class!

ImageThis is a post for my Web 2.0 Assignment for my Implementing Internet Tools/Tech Class!

Before you started this class, had you heard of the term Web 2.0? In what context?

I had heard the term before but I never stopped to ponder its meaning. I was/am not a very tech savvy person. I know enough to surf the web, complete a search and such,that is about it. I did run an online site with a couple of friends for a year (with no knowledge of what I was doing) but that ended earlier this year when we parted ways. I remember the “web” in the early 90’s though, as a friend showed me an early version of a chat room called “Marvin’s mansion” . I was intrigued, but the whole programming thing was too much for me! If Web 2.0 is categorized as more “every day Joe” accessible, then I have to say I understand the term. Those early boards were brutal, or at least I thought so!

Imagine you are telling someone about Web 2.0 who uses the Web but knows nothing about the term. What would you tell them?

I would probably direct them to Wikipedia (lol) or possibly one of the articles that we had to read for class! I have a terrible time explaining things when my knowledge of the subject matter is less than concrete! I would tell them that Web 2.0 is characterized by being user-friendly. The internet in the past was far from it. Only a few trained (self or otherwise) were able to make use of the web. Now days anyone with a rudimentary grasp on “point and click” can search, chat, blog and even program. Social media has brought people together and programs that make blogging easy mean that anyone can put their thoughts out there for others to see.

Do you participate in any sites that you think are “Web 2.0” sites? If so, what are they?

I participate in quite a few sites that I think would fall under the Web 2.0 moniker. Facebook, MySpace, Cozi, this blog and my Twitter account. I post on a Dr. Who discussion board, my fav author(s) web discussions and I even keep in touch with people through Skype. I also have recently joined most of the people I know and purchased my own little portal to the internet-my smart phone. I can play angry birds AND use it to talk to people….it is a wonder! (lol)