Friday, March 16, 2007

Task #5 Explore Flickr

OK, so I explored Flickr and had to open yet another email account with Yahoo. I probably won't use Flickr to post all my photos since we have plenty of disk space on our laptop at home.

Here's another cute one of Stretch resting (what he usually does) and you'll have to click the link since the photo doesn't want to come up.

Task #8-Explore

Youtube is great! Thinking back on old TV shows and sketches from Saturday Night Live, I was able to find some stuff I haven't seen in a long time.

Here is a "Family Guy" sketch that is a spoof of a strange internet phenomenon. I didn't get it the first time I saw it until I looked up the original sketch. It's called "Peanut Butter Jelly Time."

Here's the original one.

I think people love Youtube because they can post their own videos and be creative about it. PVLD could put a public service announcement about the library on Youtube.

Task #7-Explore Wikipedia

Again, I am "stretchtherabbit" on Wikipedia.

Wikipedia was easy to get into and edit. Almost too easy to edit. It's important to know what kind of information you might be getting in your Wikipedia entries because anyone could make up anything if they wanted to!

In the blog, I updated the number of items held as of March 1 from 256,000 to 381,000+. The other number must have come from an old statistic so I called up the holdings file to correct that.

Task #6-Instant messaging

I chose the screen name "stretchtherabbit" to receive an IM. It's pretty easy to set up an account but I had a hard time trying to figure out how to set up a buddy list and add PVLD2007 to that list. There should be a help tab somewhere on the screen to ask questions.

Here is the messgae from PVLD2007:

stretchtherabbit (04:44:25 pm): Hello PVLD2007
(04:44:25 pm)pvld2007 is no longer signed on.

I think I set up an IM account a long time ago on MSN because my friend in Costa Rica asked if I would do that so we could chat. But we never chatted. Come to think of it, we haven't emailed in a while either.............