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Hello, as 25Things @ Huddersfield is starting a new round for 2010 with a new crop of participants (with 3 of us from last year doing the hand holding for this years newbies), I thought it was about time I got back to my own blog…so here I am 🙂

Since taking part in last years 25Things I’ve become even more addicted to the web and now have a blog for the resource area for Art, Design and Architecture that I manage here at the University  http://trendhub.wordpress.com/

Facebook pages and groups for

the Trend Hub resource area facebook/TRENDHUB

SAMPLE (the brand and publication for the BA. Hons Crafts course ) facebook/SAMPLE (I also have a private closed facebook account just for staff and student participants and contributors to Sample)

BaccaPipes Folk Club facebook/BACCApipes-Folk-Club

and now 2 Twitter accounts which I monitor and use mainly via Tweetdeck which makes managing 2 very different account …manageable.

http://twitter.com/desimeleon (the people I follow here now tends to be mainly posting about eLearning and technology )

http://twitter.com/adatrendhub (Art, Design and Architecture Creative stuff )

There are a number of other ways that fuel my web addiction thanks to 25Things but more about those another time.



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as a reminder

the Mashing  Libraries session were brill, i need to revisit my notes and follow stuff up soooon – after my hols

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Hello and About

Hello 25 thingers… Hello everyone – So that this post stays on top of the list, it is my Sticky Post. To bring some sort of order, I’ve categorised most of my entries. Look…see…. just on the Right, down there… Posts by Categories! Oh and I’ve tagged most posts so you could choose to view using a tag (kind of mini and multi categories, as many posts have more than 1 tag) – click one to pick one …. or …. just read on in the usual date order sort of way, latest first. There is also more than 1 page – look along the top, this gave me the chance to expand a bit and keep some categories/topics/things separate. That was/is the Hello, now the About, the Why.. The short explination is to do25 things @ Huddersfield(click the link to the left to find out more) and NOW……. 25Things 2010 has started.

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I’ve found that I use facebook updates for friends (the confessional not professional) and Twitter has become a place for work connections, though I am following my son on Twitter also… yes he does know.. I’ve found lots of interesting e-learning links and discussions I wouldn’t have known about if it wasn’t for some of my twitter connections, so it now has a firm place in my work related resources thanks to 25 Things for the nudge.

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I found this on YouTube after following a Twitter Feed to first of all this blog post 

http://www.barnabu.co.uk/uksnow-twitter-animation-google-earth-5/

quote from above…. “As a knock-on of this there’s been a large amount of media buzz about the use of Twitter as a mob-sourced geo-mashup generator to show snowfall.  Twitter users have been posting the first half of their postcode, plus the amount of snow in their location. 0 = no snow, 10 = bucket loads. ie: “#uksnow W12 9/10″  Developers have been mashing-up that data. Check out Ben Marsh’s neat, live Google Map mashup of this: #uksnow Tweets

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23rd Thing – Podcasts

I know I’ve downloaded,subscribed to and listened to Podcasts in the past but not for sometime, in fact looking at my iTunes it seems the last time I downloaded one was January last year and I haven’t listened to that. It’s not because I don’t like the idea, it’s more about the way I listen to things.

I’ve always liked audio books, especially while traveling and whilst working in industry I usually had Radio 4 on in the background when working on the computer, now a days I suppose all these hours at home on the computer could be time listening to Podcasts but instead I tend to either tune into live radio,listen to music via iTunes or, use the wonderful listen again features via the internet (and at work my birdsong tracks).  

Today that might change. I think today might just be the time to rediscover the huge variety of subjects that podcasts have to offer. I’m going to start by relooking at what I already have. In my itunes I find I have 44 Podcasts –

27 espisodes of Books on Gardian Unlimited, 11 episodes of Great Moments in History, 2 episodes of Old Time Radio Comedy, 1 Front Row Interview, 1 episode of Radio 4’s Material World, and, 1 episode of Secrets of the Pirates of the Caribbean. a quick discussion with my son and a look at his shared iTunes library show that he currently has 350 Podcasts in his collection, he subscribes to 28 and this 350 include just the last 5 of any that he subscribes to, any older than this and they drop off the list. It seems these are what he listens to most when on his computer. doing homework and well just being. Now I’m going to go away and look closer at my podcasts and come back to this later

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bit more Library Thing

This is a comment on one of the other 25Thingers blog – jubaru –

“Have you tried bookcrossing.com? It’s an interesting way of passing books on… )

So I hope jubaru and Bryony don’t mind me pinching this comment…. but with around 2500 books in the house (a very rough count up when I first logged into Library Thing earlier today) this could be useful. Cheers 🙂

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