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Peanut Loves the New Place

Peanut,  our Rat Terrier,  has already made herself at home in our new place.

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Week 15 – Wikis

I have always thought that wikis were a great idea.  They are so easy to edit and give people freedom!  However, it seems like it’s always so hard to get people interested in editing them.  It usually happens in one of two ways.  Either people are scared to edit them or you have a few people who go overboard and are the only ones editing them.  There has to be a happy medium somewhere.  Several years ago we tried to have a FAQ wiki on our site.  It never really went over.  We were hoping that coworkers and libraries would collaborate on it and the wiki information would basically seed itself. It never really happened.  😦

For our assignment this week I went into Wikipedia and found the Dodge City, Kansas entry.  At first I was a little nervous and was worried I wouldn’t find anything.  It didn’t take long, though.  I saw a discrepancy immediately under the sports section which honestly is pretty funny.  I am not a sports person at all, but that’s a story for another time.  Anyway, they had listed that Dodge City had a minor league basketball team called the Legend.  The Legend is no longer playing basketball in Dodge City so I edited it.  However, right after my editing frenzy I instantly had editing regret.  I took out the whole paragraph about the team and I wish I would have left it in and put in some more details about why they left and when they left.  *sigh*

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Week 14 – Library Thing, Etc.

I have had a Shelfari account for probably about a year, but have been really bad about keeping it up to date.  I can see a lot of use for it.  Hearing about some other people’s ideas of how to use it have been so fun.  I remember one person mentioning they were going to get a barcode scanner at home and use it to help keep track of their book collection at home.  How fun!

I just hope I can stay on top of it.  However, before 23Things I didn’t have very many friends on Shelfari and now I do!  This should help.  Woo hoo!

I also discovered there is a Shelfari Facebook Application.  I added that it looks kind of fun.  It looks like it links into Shelfari from Facebook.  So I can add books, update them, and everything from inside Facebook.  That might make keeping up more doable.

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