Of Canadian librarians and Twitter

My colleague, Dean Giustini, wrote an interesting blog post yesterday, asking the question “why aren’t more Canadian librarians on Twitter?” I wonder this myself. I find Twitter to be a useful tool to share some of what I’m reading and a bit about what I’m thinking, to connect with current colleagues and friends and to [...]

SLA 23 Things Week 4 Photos & Images – Part 2

Last weekend, I worked on SLA2Tthings with a friend using Skype. It was a fun way to explore flickr and delicious. We each brought our different expertise and questions, which enhanced the experience for both of us.
Since then, I’ve been exploring image sites further and learning more about mashups, of which I’ve had a general [...]

SLA 23 Things Week 4 Photos & Images – Part 1

I’ve been using Flickr for some time – I’m not quite sure when I created my account and starting uploading photos. I have a Pro account because I wanted to create multiple sets and not be limited by maximum allowable uploads in any given month. I have both private and public sets. I figured most [...]

SLA 23 Things Week 3: Tagging, Folksonomies & Technorati

I was glad to see the deadline for completing SLA’s 23Things extended to December 15th. I’ve had a busy few months of back to back and overlapping projects. Now that I have a bit of breathing room, I’m picking 23Things up again.
delicious
I’ve had a delicious account for a while. I’ve made a start at organizing [...]

Small worlds – communities and interconnections in the “real” and “online” worlds

More on online communities – FOC08 Weeks 2 and 3 – interconnectedness / connectedness
I’ve been thinking lately about how real the online world is. Saturday night I went to a party and talked at length with one of my real world friends, Dean. It was fun because we keep up with each others’ goings on [...]

What is an Online Community? FOC08 Weeks 2 and 3

I’ve heard it said among some of my friends that an “online” community isn’t really a community at all. This is usually said by friends who are resistant to using their computers for anything other than either for work or for personal research.
Our blog posts for the FOC08 course are to be reflective and personal [...]