Wednesday, October 19, 2011

#10 Discovering Web 2.0 Tools

I enjoyed this exercise. The Web 2.0 Award website I checked out was Pandora Radio. This is a free music program where I can create a station based on an artist that I like. For instance I put in Tom Waits and after listening to a Tom Waits song, I listened to Nick Cave and other artists that were somewhat similar musically to Tom Waits. This program is a really good way to find out about new artists that you might like. Now its playing a song from the soundtrack of The Road. This is depressing. It's really windy out too which only adds to the eeriness.  I also checked out some Google tools. Google Alarm doesn't seem too useful to me specifically because I set my phone to go off before important appointments. The Google Calendar would also not be useful for me because I carry a planner around with me. Google Earth is fun to play around with. I always like finding my house for some reason , like its going to be radically different next time I look at it. Google Earth could have uses in a library if a patron wanted to know where a country or city is located. Google Alarm and Calender could be useful for patrons who are having trouble staying organized and don't want to have to carry a planner and phone around with them.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Witch Doctors

Yeah this story is pretty messed up. It makes me appreciate living in America all the more.


Burma seems like it would be an interesting country to visit once these military rulers either stand aside or are overthrown.

Monday, October 10, 2011

America the down and out

Hey foreign policy just came out with their bi-monthly issue and since its my favorite magazine I thought I would post an article to make everyone a little sad. Prediction not as much of a long shot of happening as we'd like to believe.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Obama and LBJ

Obama is making the same mistake in Afghanistan that LBJ made in Vietnam. Obama is worried about being labeled as soft on terrorism just as LBJ was worried about being labeled soft on communism. The result is that our nation loses many of its best Americans in unnecessary wars and grows deeper and deeper in debt.