Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Thing #19 Function and Fun
I took my time exploring the Web 2.0 list. Many of these sites, I have heard of and experimented with before. I have used Pandora radio for my personal use and in my classroom. I like how you can program the type of music you want to listen to and it automatically chooses songs that fit your style. Doof provided some needed distractions with games. I had to assure my family that I was doing my homework by playing games on Doof like WordFind and Mahjong. PEERtrainer intrigued me for personal reasons, so I signed up for the health tip of the day. If I could find time to read the articles I receive daily, I might benefit from this decision. I decided to check out Twitter. As much as I have heard about Twitter, I do not have an account and have not ever tweeted. I typed in a topic that interested me and after reading page after page of comments, I came to the conclusion that Twitter is a glorified form of gossip. Sorry if I offend anyone who sees value in this madness. Maybe I need to give it another chance, but right now, I have too much to do to read tweets from twits on tedious topics. Other tools on the list I have used such as GoogleDocs, Flickr, Diigo, etc., and I find them to be worthy of the Web 2.0 list. I can see the application of these tools in my future as a librarian and even now as a teacher. This list contains both functional and fun applications.