Blog Shmog! by Erica

Yay! Podcasts! Vintage video!
August 25, 2008, 8:58 pm
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I love my subscription to through iTunes:  I get weekly radio shows (garage- and surf-rock productions) to listen to on my computer and/or iPod!

YouTube is addictive:  Once you find what you’re looking for, it offers you related search items.  I love watching old ’70s commercials and old rock’n’roll videos (Blondie has some good ones).

Final comment:  I had no idea CCCL was producing podcasts of children’s stories.  Vodcasts of programs–like instructional arts and crafts or popular speakers–would be an excellent addition to the podcasts!

Ning Thing
August 25, 2008, 8:51 pm
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I’d never heard of Ning!  So, I didn’t have enough time to get too crazy on Ning, but I liked what I saw.  I liked that it’s kind of an “aggregate” of networks.  In browsing the library 2.0 networks, it seems that everyone’s kind of on the same page, as far as getting reluctant co-workers hip to the technologies.  I think that these networks are handy for us public library peeps to share resources and ideas.

RSS Feeds
August 8, 2008, 2:10 am
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Thanks to the snazzy RSS feature on, I have been alerted to the “Peter and the Wolf” marionette performance on August 12.

While I kind of understood how RSS worked, I’d never explored the Library’s RSS page, which is something I’d recommend to patrons. I do subscribe to a feed that works for podcasts, through iTunes.

At first I was confused about RSS through Bloglines: I thought that I’d receive an email about upcoming stuff; I didn’t realize that I had to log in to Bloglines.