Monday, June 11, 2007

Video killed the podcast star.

I could get lost on YouTube for days--and that is just talking about all the Star Wars stuff. I find that the quality of the YouTube videos varies widely. Plus, many of these videos seem so self indulgent, they can be painful to watch. Oh well, there is still plenty of material of adequate quality that one can find.

I've embedded a number of videos before. Last month, my post in my Kennewick trip, I linked to some coffee art. And last week, on the STABlog, I embedded a video on the "Library Neeenja!" Good stuff. But, for this post, I thought I should do something more library related. Fortunately, my friend from Allen County Public Library was in a library video. It needs little introduction, and I thought it would be appropriate for this posting. (By the way, my friend is the one gushing blood from her mouth.)

And the winner is . . .

Having the opportunity to explore the Web 2.0 technologies on our own is a bit dangerous. I have to say it was easy to get lost in exploring these various options. I'm happy to say I'm doing this at home so I'm not wasting any work time. ; ]

I took a look at both of the Web 2.0 Awards and the Webware 100 to find a possible topic to explore. I played with both sites and found a number of interesting possibilities.

-Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus: What a great way to develop new search terms and exlore the language. All in a familiar word cloud format. Not to mention how versatile it is. And it is just a plain good thesaurus. Too bad you have to login to use it.

Wufoo: We are often looking for ways to survey colleagues at branch level, at the system level and on various committees. Very cool.