FYI, apparently there's a pretty serious hole in the Grey Matter blogging software under certain conditions. For those of you using it, you can read about the fix here. [via MeFi]
This is totally cool, and it gives me an idea for LibraryU modules. I think we could do something similar for SWAN using the quizzes function, without worrying about a table of contents of data. Just straightforward interactive quizzes, no frames, and maybe even a little Flash or animated GIFs. SWANee, how I love you, SWANee....
Just a note to my fellow shifted librarians - if there's any way at all you can syndicate your content so that it can be added to news aggregators, you should do it. Not only does it make it easier for me (yes, this is a selfish request) to keep up with what you're posting, but it also makes it easier to spread your memes. I know that sounds like I'm advocating the spread of a disease, but after all, information is contagious!
A U.S. Deputy Attorney General finds the Nigerian Email Scam in his inbox and responds. This ranks right up there with Yours Is a Very Bad Hotel!
Sheree sent me this funny story about Jason Black's Mini Schnauzer, and she suggests that we do the same. Seeing Rosie, the Cutest Puppy in the World, from work... awesome! Maybe we could hook Rosie up with Anubis, eh Andy? Bruce, send me the webcam or get me some video feeds of Anna Banana!
BTW, new pics of Rosie coming soon.
Next month, Kailee turns eight-years old. She's getting to be a good reader, but she's really a social creature. She loves, loves, loves to talk, and she's very artistic. So for her birthday, I think I'm going to give her a blog. A Radio blog, to be specific. Here's my reasoning, in no particular order.
Adding comments to your site forces you to start thinking about how you respond to other bloggers.
When someone leaves a comment for one of my posts, or when I want to respond to a message on someone else's Web site, I have to decide how best to handle this. Do I blog the response so that everyone benefits from seeing it and it's archived (and hope that the original person will see my response), or do I just leave a response comment on the other person's site? Or both? Is this also a matter of comments etiquette?
New forms of communication mean new decisions for disseminating information. And not that they're all that new, but they are for me so I'm having to look at comments as another information tool and evaluate how best to implement them in terms of the knowledge contained within.
Of course, some of this is new because the YACCS commenting system makes it so easy for me to blog the comments other people leave on my site. That way, I'm not the only one seeing them, and I become a funnel for that information as well.
What do you think? Leave me a comment. ;-)
Registered Radio User Eric went back and registered Radio, which is great for all of the reasons he mentions. Here's the part that's making my head spin, though:
John Robb is right that Mary Wehmeier's Radio Weblog is great. Besides the expert insights into figure skating and the behind-the-scenes run-downs, it's an excellent example of how easily blogging lets an individual share her knowledge with the entire world. Yes, knowledge management on a global scale. It will be interesting to go back and read Mary's comments about the various skaters in four years to see how they've changed. Also check out what happened when Mary tried to blog live with her Handspring Visor from the ice arena.
But my favorite part is reading about the figure skating "Posse," or as she puts it, the " 'been there-- done that' club'. " I'm just sorry I didn't point out this blog sooner, but of course you can go back and read through what she's already written.
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