Saturday, February 24, 2007

This is a SplashCast show by Britt Bravo, a blogger and consultant who specializes in stories about individuals and and organizations who are creating social change. This show contains five videos created by nonprofits who use YouTube to distribute some incredible content.

Monday, February 19, 2007

An Amazing New Tool

I'd been hearing about this new Web 2.0 tool that lets you make audio visual presentations and then embedd them in your webpage or blog. Here is my first attempt.

To see the 8 items, roll your cursor over the top part of the frame and advance through each. Some are slides, some videos.

The Social Web at Work

Right away after my last posting, I received a comment from trickiniki telling me how to embed this video into my posting. How trickiniki found me, I have no idea. But it was very helpful. Thanks.

This is a great example of the social aspects of Web 2.0.

And, isn't it ironic how familiar that video feels...

Saturday, February 17, 2007

New Technologies

Although very interested in technology, I'm not really a technie. But, like you, I find myself continually having to learn new technologies and update stuff ALL THE TIME.

This morning I decided to update this blog and Blogger gave me the option of migrating to the new Google Blogger--with added functionality. Great, I thought, and hit UPGRADE. Worked fine. So I went about adding a new thing--my Delicious Links that you see on the left. Took a few minutes to figure out, But, no big problems.

Then I thought, I need a new post. I'd seen this great video on YouTube called "Introducing the Book" which is a humouous look at how nerve-wracking it is to adapt to new technologies using the book as the methaphor for a "new" technology. That would make a good quick post, I thought.


As I ususally do, I hit the "Post Video" link on YouTube which is all configured to simply and easily insert a video in this blog. "Your video will appear in your blog shortly," the message said. I waited.... And waited.... Nothing.

Eventally I noticed that I had a message in my YouTube inbox. (Actually, I didin't even realize I had an inbox.) It said: An error has occurred. Fault: UserMigratedException: The given Blogger account has been migrated to a Google Account on the new Blogger.

OK. I'll just edit my blog settings and all will be well, I thought. Again...WRONG!!!!!

As it turns out YouTube doesn't yet support posting to the new Google Blogger, but they "will be adding support for other blogging platforms and personal sites soon."

So, until that time, you actually have to click on the link to see "Introducing the Book."

Monday, February 05, 2007

Web 2.0 ... The Machine is Us/ing Us

This is a brilliant learning object which explains about the Web and its impact on our lives. It's nothing like a typical screenshot tour, but rather an extremely creative visual representation of the subject.

It’s been one of the top viewed and most highly-ranked videos on YouTube for the past few weeks.