Thursday, February 22, 2007

Blog Post 4: Trading card, flickr, privacy, wiki, and web 2.0

I have a blog, I have a Flickr account, I opened a account, let’s see, a pbwiki, and oh yeah, I have a Web page. Now I have a trading card.

It is no secret that I have privacy issues, (I’m not photogenic) so it is a little of a vanity problem, but I am posting my trading card. Have a look and let me know what you think. I decided this would be great to hand out to students in my library user instruction class. I know there is lots of discussion going on in class about connecting to students. I think it is a great idea. Thanks, Michael Stephens , for the challenge of creating a place for myself in library 2.0.

As I said earlier, I opened up a flickr account and decided to share a picture or two. Ok, this is sort of a joke, but I thought with all the privacy issues, we could make library websites fun with pictures like these. "Like who are we." or "Where are we" and still maintain our privacy for those of us who lose sleep over this sort of thing. Do you have any privacy pictures you would like to post on my blog. I would love to see them. Thanks Allison


Mary said...

This is terrific! I like your card and think it is great to make them, with or for students. I also agree that Michael has opened a new world and lots of food for thought.

Brian said...

I understand the initial hesitations that you have with privacy issues -- it takes some time to get comfortable with an online presence, but I think (at least in my experience) it eventually becomes second-nature. Glad you've been open to experimenting!