Author Archive for Andrew Adams

31
Dec
11

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. I certainly hope 2012 will be less exciting than 2011.

30
Dec
11

Return

It’s been a while, but hello again, how are you doing?

I’ve been lucky enough to get an iPad for Christmas which has renewed my interest.

Just now I watched the Top Gear Christmas Special and was mildly dissapointed. I think they may have peaked, as the trip to India wasn’t as entertaining a watch as the classic “polar” or “USA” editions and even failed to match the potentially similiar “Vietnam” special. Overall it felt a bit bloated and tired, which could also apply to a couple of the presenters.

29
Apr
10

Nine Dragons | Daniel Boone Regional Library | BiblioCommons

Nine Dragons | Daniel Boone Regional Library | BiblioCommons.

23
Jul
09

Making Connections – tools

I like using Netvibes as a tool to keep all of my connections together. I think this is where Netvibes really excels. If you have a certain number of computers that you use regularly – like one at home and one and work I find xmarks (was foxmarks) an add on to Firefox that lets you sync bookmarks using a centrally located account, really useful.

23
Jul
09

Local Government, Education, GLAMS

Looking around the various sites in these catagories, it seems to me that the biggest challenged faced is how to keep the use fresh and relevant – web 2.0 is all about engaging, and if the communication is all one way there are better or easier ways of connecting.

14
Jul
09

The NZ 2.0 post

Initially I thought the e-government web 2.0 page was going to be really interesting. After looking through a number of the sites the uncharitable side of me thinks they’re all a little dull, or in the words of a more generous colleague, “they’re very worthy”

The highlight (and I use the word very generally) is the national Library flickr page. I’ve book marked the page will check back to see if things improve.

13
Jul
09

General thoughts

I think the program is going well. There’s a lot there though and I can understand how some may be feeling a little overwhelmed by it all. Some of the modules have a lot in them, and I think it’s best to tak the approach of dipping in and concentrating on the bits that capture your interest rather than reading everything about every element. For me there’s been a few “wow” moments so far, and a few things I’ll be making more use of personally. As well as giving me lots and lots to think about from a service development perspective.

A personal favourite so far? Stumbleupon – and I thought it was just another bookmarking tool……..