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.