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“In my day, looking at people’s vacation photos was a punishment”- Betty White

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Yesterday’s lesson was about photo sharing sites. It made me think of what Betty White said during her recent Saturday Night Live monologue. I actually remember, as a child, being forced to look at people’s photographs from vacations or family reunions and wanting to claw my eyes out. Today, I actually enjoy looking at other […]

I dug up an article that I dug, on a shoe that was dug up, then I Digged it on Digg. Ya’ dig?

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Today’s lesson pertained to Awareness tools. These are websites which keep you up to date on topics that are trending online. Surprisingly, I don’t hate them. I signed up for Digg.com and immediately synced this site with my Facebook account. Then I went on Yahoo news scroll on my Yahoo page (sadly, the source of […]

“Your [sic] stupid”

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Today’s lesson was on forums. In my opinion, forums are the least reliable source of information on anything (except for perhaps proof of inbreeding). Take, for example this “You Know Your Stupid When” forum . You know you’re stupid when you don’t know what a contraction is? I am human and I make typos. I […]

Survey says…

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Today we examined collaborative spaces in “the cloud.” “The cloud” is a place of virtually unlimited space that exists on servers, via the internet. I signed up for Google Docs, a place online that you can collaborate with others on documents, spreadsheets, slideshow presentations, etc. I wish that someone had told me of its existence […]

If Bloglines are addictive, does that make them digital cocaine?

Monday, June 7th, 2010

In order to understand that joke, you must suffer through this poorly animated clip (all the way through to the end). For today’s lesson on RSS feeds, I had to give Bloglines another shot. In my first blog for this course, you can see that I was not too keen on the idea. Today, I […]

Chubby Fats Loves Delicious

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

Our last lesson pertained to tagging and social bookmarking. I didn’t even realize that social bookmarking existed and the extent of my knowledge of tagging came from Facebook, where my lovely comrades enjoy clicking a horse’s butt cheek and labeling it with my name. Social bookmarking allows users to bookmark their favorite sites and collect […]

Here a Tube, There a Tube, Everywhere a YouTube

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

It amazes me how many times in my academic career (as an English major) that I have to hear the words YouTube and Twilight. It seems like a minimum of once a day that one of these is mentioned during class discussion. Generally Twilight is only mentioned as a reference to something wildly popular that […]

Podcasts…Not just for Broken Peas

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Bad jokes aside, podcasts are a marvelous use of technology. I have been listening to them for several years. I generally download them from Itunes because it is a very user friendly interface and I can load them on my Iphone. My favorite podcasts originate from Librivox. Podcasts can be streamed directly from their site […]

Second Life? No Thanks, I’m Too Busy With First Life

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

Our assignment on Thursday was to join the game Second Life. Prior to this assignment, I thought that Second Life was fabricated for the television show, The Office. To me, the title seems to be a misnomer, as it implies that the players also have a first life. In many cases, it seems that players […]

My Trust Issues with the Internet

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

In today’s lesson we examined various websites and how to verify the accuracy of information contained on them. Although truth is subjective, I think it is fairly safe to say that the internet is full of purposeful lies, creative “news,” and propaganda. When doing research it is important to know how to sift through the […]

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