Thursday, September 20, 2007
Some of my most favorite journeys on this program were being able to post the YouTube commercial to my blog. I thought that this was the best. Although I think that the MEEZ's and the AVATARS are scary, I did have fun playing with the various characters.
This program has not really assisted or affected my lifelong learning goals. Learning to interact with people I don't know on the internet has never really been on of my lifelong goals. I enjoy my everyday life. I enjoy the people I work with and most of the patrons that I see at work. I also do a great deal of volunteer work within the community. My lifelong goals have to do with becoming a good person. I do like to learn new things, but more hands on things. I do not want to spend my entire life in front of the computer. I would be missing out on my family and watching my children grow.
I did not find any unexpected outcomes. The take-aways are that there is too much information on the internet. There are too many people who like to hear themselves think, and want others to know what they think to be gospel. I've also take away the knowledge that there are an awful lot of people out there ready to give their opinion.
I think that the next time a program like this is offered, it should be made more job specific. At the circulation counter, we do not need to use any of these various interactive resources.
I found this program very time consuming. It is very difficult to find off desk time from the circulation counter to complete the program. I did find that I enjoyed some of the various book review sites. This may help me to find another author that I would enjoy reading.
All that I know is I am certainly glad to be finished. It's Party Time!!!
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Wow!! You really have to be careful with this one. If I ever thought that all of these blogs and posts were for the self-serving, I know it with regard to YouTube. People can video all sorts of wierd things. You can really learn how sick minded some of the people of this world are. It is really frightening. I looked up some of the dachshund and hamster videos and did enjoy those. However, I looked up the "how-to" category and whoa!. People will really film almost anything. Also, in the news recently, it was discussed about the person who was defending Britney Spears. I wish the people of this world would stop seeking the shock factor and their 15 minutes of fame. Some of these videos are downright disgusting. I think if parents allow their children to view YouTube, they should be very cautious and view what their children are viewing. Some of this is downright disturbing. I did not check, but what is to stop someone from making a video about how to make a bomb or other device for destruction. There seems to be no control as to the content of these videos. avg
#18 9/15/2007 LOOKING AT ON-LINE PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS
I think that the idea of online producitivity tools is a very good concept, especially since documents can be easily shared between pcs. I, myself, have had to retype documents due to the fact that Microsoft and Wordperfect did not work well together. Online productivity tools would eliminate this problem. The idea that they allow easy collaboration by allowing multiple users to edit the same file (with versioning) and allow users the ability to save and convert documents as multiple file types can be both positive and negative. It is positive, because when working on documents, especially legal documents, time can be saved if all parties can add to the document online. I have worked for lawfirms in the past. Every time changes were needed to a document, it would have to be typed, printed, copied and mailed or couriered to the other lawyer. This could often be a very time consuming process. With online productivity, however, as the lawyers discussed their various changes, they could be made easily and without delay. I would think that many businesses could benefit from the easy access of online productivity tools. Corporate business meetings could all be accomplished more easily, because all parties concerned could be looking a the same document at the same time. A possible drawback to the online productivity tools could be the potential for someone to be able to "hack" into a document for destructive purposes. Also, if any of the information contained in the document was personal and confidential, I believe that having it online could make it accessible to too many people. Unfortunately, this is a day and age where we have to be so careful about people who are dishonest and deceiptful, why make it easier for them to have access to certain documents and information.
I did find this Zoho Writer easy to use. Let's see what happens when I try to send it to my blog