Another day, another attempt at live blogging at CIL2009. Probably spending my day in Track C.
The Best of the Web – Aaron Schmidt.
Aaron had us introduce ourselves to someone next to us and talk about what we like on the web.
Firefox – cool another fan. Greasemonkey fan as well, smart keywords, better Gmail
Google Reader – Helvetireader
Book City Jackets – brown wrappers – cool idea for display perhaps for banned book week?
Wikimedia commons – sister site of wikipedia
Flickr image search – creative commons – pictobrowser gives you code to include a slide show on a web page
Skitch – screenshot tool – annotate them – upload to Flickr from Skitch
Jing – only Mac or Windows (their loss no one smart enough or good enough to program it for LInux)
Screentoaster – completely web based
Vimeo – artier than Youtube, clean – free or pro accounts – customize how they are embedded
PostRiank – library’s blog feed address and will tell you which posts are more popular than others (must do this for our blogs at work) – helps you gear content to your audience
copypastecharacter.com – if you don’t know code you can copy and paste it into your web site or blog. I’d prefer that you learn the code but okay.
Today’sMeet – create temporary online space – discuss things – had the front row setup a room and login pretty simple
Let me Google that for you
Color lovers!! YES one of my favorites.
TagCrowd – enter URL or block of text and pulls out the tags for you or you can use Wordle
Qapture – real time capture of what is going on in Twitter mentioned this morning at the keynote
Twitter – power of searching on twitter pulled Aaron in – Tweetdeck select who you want to display helps you filter out unwanted tweets
VYEW – online web conferencing tool
http://bacoliciou.us – run a web page through and puts a piece of bacon on it – friend sees web page w/bacon
Thematic theme for WordPress – easy to modify cheap way to improve library web site
Ted talks (or videos) – expensive conference but they bring the interesting people together
Google Voice – for voice mail – get voice mail transcribed so you can read it
Google Forms – create a form
Netnewswire – for Macs only Rss reader
What is Prezi? – not intuitive – neat looking presentations – bit of a learning curve by invite only right now
280Slides – online presentation maker – make, save and share
Lovely Charts – register and make org charts, network diagrams, flow charts
Typetester – enter sample text – css params in the middle and will see 3 different fonts – then copy CSS and paste it
must use the right tool for the job – and library is the place to find them