Friday, May 28, 2010

RSS-Web 2.0-Google Doc.

I didn't really know that anything like the RSS thing existed. I guess in a small way I had experienced something like that anyways when facebook sends e-mails to me whenever anyone does anything to my profile. I think that it's a good way to stay updated on a large number of things.
Google documents in a great way of doing things! I think it makes life a whole lot simpler. You can save things just as easily and this way they're anywhere you are and you dn't have to save and e-mail them to yourself. Great invention google, good job!
Web 2.0 is a newer way to work with the internet. It takes what people want and makes it easier and better for them.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

I think Flickr could be fun...but probably won't keep up with it enough to actually find out...WE'LL SEE!
I read the articles: emerging technologies changing libraries; this article brought up things that I've never really thought about. I realize that technology is being integrated into libraries. A friend and I just had a talk about the dewey decimal system and how no one really gets taught it anymore. You go to the library and look up a title online instead of in a card catalog. The article talked about using blogs and what not for things like book reviews as well. That's an idea but I don't know if I see that being integrated into public libraries just yet. Isn't that what book clubs and all that is for?
Examining social software in education: I enjoyed reading this article. When sites like facebook first came out, they were great ways to keep connected and share your thoughts with the world. Now, they've become slightly differend. They are still a great way to stay connected, but businesses and schools are using them more and more to see what's going on with employees and students. I have torn feelings about using facebook in school. It's a good way to get students to keep up to date with class because they're probably on facebook all the time, BUT, the beginning of the article when the author talked about using internet to keep up with students and those that were being adviced king of bothered me. Personally, I like the one on one contact with my advisor and knowing they care enough to set time aside to see how I'm doing.
Web and Library 2.0: This article was very interesting to me because I had no clue what Library 2.0 was or even Web 2.0. It changes thinking from libraries being old, boring, dusty places to new and more exciting!

Monday, May 24, 2010


I'm glad the professor said to say whatever you wanted because seriously, what the heck?:)I have come to the conclusion that I was born in the wrong era. Me and technology do not mix well. I have done a relatively good job of staying away from all the newest crazes that have to do with the web, such as twitter, and have been proud of that fact. I do have facebook, but am not a very good facebook holder. I go on to read what someone wrote and then BAM, i'm off again. Now this twitter assignment along with blogging, and and makes me nervous. I really don't know what I'm doing. I suppose this is all good for me but, I feel lost..and not all that excited. I'll do my best however!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Finally Home!

These past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind and I am happy to announce that I am home! I left California on the 13th of May and had a rough day. I missed my first flight and after that I was antzy and ready to be out of the airports! I finally landed in MN at 10pm and got home at like 1am. The next morning I got right up, packed a bag and was off to southern Iowa for a wedding. It was a beautiful wedding and I loved seeing everyone. It was so good to be back with everyone but it all ended too soon. Sunday afternoon I left southern Iowa, met up with my cousin and her two kids(3 and 9 months) and headed to Arkansas to visit my other cousin who was having her birthday. It was a drive full of fun (kids!), tornado warnings, and miles and miles of rainy roads. We made it late that night and had a good week in Arkansas. Now I have been home in Iowa for two whole days and am behind on everything! Come to find out that when I went to do my homework, the website is down all weekend. GREAT!!!! I AM IN TROUBLE but will get it done. I just need to let myself slow down and take a breather!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

My First Blog

HELLO! I am from Iowa and am currently exploring all the things that world wide web has to offer after trying my hardest to stay away from it all!! So within this exploration came this blog. I moved to California in August of last year and have been adjusting to life outside the midwest. There have been many blessings along the way and God is showing his grace and love to me each day I am out there. I am currently back for the summer and LOVING it already. I love my family, friends, and most of all my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. What do I enjoy to do? Spend time with people, good converstations, the outdoors, being creative, adventures, fellowship, or anything random and spontaneous. I will try my hardest to be a good blogger but we'll see what happens!

My first blog!