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>Library Technology Conference 2010

>I learned a lot from this conference, even though I didn’t attend it.

Thank you to everyone that was twittering while at that conference using #libtech2010.

Some of the things that I’m going to check out as a result of “hearing” about them from the twitter feed.

Hootsuite: I already checked this out and really like the potential. I love the fact that you can schedule your tweets and see your followers/friends and how many followers/friends each one has. I tried to send a few tweets with it, but for some reason it wouldn’t work. I had to revert back to Tweetdeck to do that. Just a bug? I don’t know. I also like that Hootsuite wasn’t a download where Tweetdeck was. Sometimes I’m not too sure about downloading stuff from the internet.

Fences: Speaking of downloading stuff from the internet. I want to try Fences because it looks like a great way to keep the desktop organized and so I can see my awesome wallpaper better. But when I get to the download page there are all sorts of disclaimers that it’s save to down load, no spyware, no adware, etc… for some reason that made me nervous. I haven’t downloaded it yet. Still thinking about that one.

Friendwheel: interesting but not too excited about it. Not too sure what it really does.

Atomkeep: something to keep all social networking accounts in one place. I will probably check this one out later. I don’t feel overwhelmed with my accounts – yet.

Scratch: This looks very fun and will probably show my kids this one. It’s a site that allows you to make little animated clips.

Prezi: Awesome way to do presentations to get away from death by powerpoint. Will look into this one for sure.

Pachyderm: another presentation tool. I don’t know what this one does but will check it out when time allows.

Google Wave:
I’m waiting patiently for my invitation…

Second Life:
I tried this the first time during the 23 Things and thought it was very cool and could see potential in it but it really creeped me out and don’t think I’ll ever use it.

Other things I learned:
One of the speakers sounded like Carl Sagan.
Someone was spotted wearing an argyle sweater.
There were plenty of bagels in the morning.

>Thing #51 – Managing my PLN

>During the first 23 things I set up an iGoogle page and used it for quite a while, but eventually became bored with it. I admit, some of the applications that can be added to iGoogle are fun and I could spend hours just looking at all the options and playing the games. However, I found these gadgets too distracting and took them all off. Now my iGoogle page is dull and boring and I rarely visit it anymore.

I found that keeping the pages I most often visit open in the tabs available in my browser (usually Firefox or Chrome) works better for me than having them all mashed together on one page. I bookmark other sites I visit frequently but not every day, and then use Delicious for the lesser visited pages. As a result of having many tabs, I don’t have a “home” page anymore. I usually use Firefox at work and Chrome at home, but am slowly using Chrome more often at work. I like the look and feel of it better than Firefox; you can personalize it more. But either is still better than Internet Explorer. I can’t even remember the last time I used that – probably just to get to the Firefox download page. LOL!

The addition of Tweetdeck to my computer is awesome, as I stated in Thing #49! I really don’t know how I functioned without it.

Sometimes with all this information coming in at lightening speed, I feel overwhelmed with it all, but I just remind myself, I don’t have to read it all, I don’t have to learn it all. Just let it flow and if I fall behind, I just mark them all as read and start over. The best things are always repeated anyway so chances are, I’ll get another chance at reading it again.

>Thing 49 – Tweetdeck

>So I FINALLY installed Tweetdeck. I’ve been meaning to for quite a while but just never got around to it.
And…. now I’m kicking myself for not doing it before!
Eureka!
Before Tweetdeck I was going back and forth between my personal account and the library account all the time. Yes, sometimes I talked to myself between the two. The thing’s I’ll do just to promote the library…
Anyway, now it’s so much easier to tweet something from the library, then retweet it from my account, and then watch the “Mention” column for other people re-tweeting.
The mention column is very cool because you can tell at a glance when other people are talking about you, or to you.
I did have to turn the notification sound off – very annoying.
I tried to upload my Facebook account in there as well, but didn’t quite like that as much. I couldn’t find how to post on the wall of the Library page that is tied to my Facebook account, and that would be the main reason for having it on there.
If anyone knows how to do this, please let me know and I’ll try it again. But for now, I just keep Facebook out of Tweetdeck.

Waiting patiently for Thing #50. What’s it going to be? Google Chrome? 4Square? More “fun generator” sites?