Archive for May, 2008

Week 8: Flickr and YouTube

27 May 2008

Hi all,

Welcome to another week of 23 Things! We look at Flickr this week, and follow it up with a look at YouTube. (Choose a quiet time to look at YouTube – hopefully the network will be fast enough to cope!)

Both services allow users to share media – photos (primarily) in the case of Flickr, and videos in the case of YouTube. Many people are now familiar with YouTube as a source of entertainment, but it’s also a good source of educational and promotional materials – the Commoncraft videos that you’ve seen on our 23 Things site come via YouTube!

Flickr is another really useful site for educational and other purposes. Check out their Creative Commons section for images that can be legally used without copyright problems (subject to the conditions explained on the site).

As ever, don’t forget to blog about each of the Things!


By Jason Peart for the Chisholm Institute Library.
© Chisholm Institute 2008, released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

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Week 7: Delicious and Technorati

19 May 2008

Hi all,

This week we take a look at the online social bookmarking service delicious and the blog search engine technorati.

The area of social bookmarking in particular is one that a number of libraries have embraced as a way of sharing interesting websites with their members. Take a look at the social bookmarking page at the libsuccess wiki to see how this is being done.

As always, don’t forget to write a blog post about your experience of this week’s Things.


By Jason Peart for the Chisholm Institute Library.
© Chisholm Institute 2008, released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

Week 6: Image Generators and LibraryThing

12 May 2008

Hi all,

This week’s Things are fairly relaxed: have some fun with online image generators, and take a look at LibraryThing. These are Things 11 & 12 respectively, which means that we’ll be just over half way through the program at the end of the week!

Try to have a bit of fun with this week’s Things, and don’t forget to keep those blog posts coming!


By Jason Peart for the Chisholm Institute Library.
© Chisholm Institute 2008, released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.