YES I ACTUALLY FINISHED THE WEB 2.0 PROJECT IN TIME.
Solomon is pretty happy for me. I hope Leslie is too!
I have been listening to podcasts on-and-off for the past few years. Actually, I’m lying – I wish I had the time to listen to them because I certainly don’t have the time to listen to interesting radio shows of late. They are such a great idea for people who are constantly missing or forgetting to listen to programs and best of all, they are either free or super cheap. I have a whole stack of them downloaded and ready to go on my iPod – the last time I listened to podcasts was during a ten-hour roadtrip from Las Vegas to San Francisco. Here are some of my favourites, most of the ones I listen to are observational comedy:
The Ricky Gervais Show - comedy podcasts with Ricky Gervais, Steven Merchant and Karl Pilkington
Late Night Live - book reviews and author interviews with Phillip Adams
What an amazingly versatile presentation platform this is – so much better than Powerpoint! This is the first time I have looked at Prezi and I am really surprised by the sheer scope of what it allows users to do compared to other presentation-making programs. It’s ability to embed images, pages, graphs, links and have them interact in various ways that engage those involved in the presentation is just a fantastic idea. I must admit I didn’t have a lot of time and it seems like a program that would be easy to use once you had put in the initial effort to learn exactly what it can do. So here is my Prezi – cobbled together on a busy Wednesday afternoon. I mostly played with text, fonts and inserting images because of my time constraints but I am looking forward to using this properly for my next presentation.
I guess I didn’t really see the point of Google Docs before this project – I always email documents as attachments and that is the way I’ve been doing it for years. The great thing about Google Docs is that you can have multiple authors accessing changaeble web-based documents, which is perfect for working environments sharing information. Like most things to do with Google, the Docs platform is relatively user friendly and serves as an invaluable tool for organising, sharing and receiving feedback on important documents. I had a quick play and saved an image to a Document and then emailed it to myself just to get a feel for this web-based resource.
Here is the link to my little document.
I knew this would happen. This Web 2.0 project is creating a monster as Pinterest quickly becomes my new internet obsession. The layout is just so damn pretty and easy to use I cannot help myself. The perfect place to save your favourite images from the overwhelming land of the Internet. I love it how you can make as many pinboards as you want, naming them whatever you wish. So much freedom to personalise your interests into pretty bundles on the screen.
So here it is Leslie. The product of me spending hours perusing and sorting images I like into organised virtual pinboards. My favourite Web 2.0 tool from this course.
I really like the idea of using Wallwisher for work projects & meetings. It seems like a great platform for brainstorming ideas and an interesting way of collating information.
Below is a link to a Wall I created: