cpd23 Thing 2: Investigate some other blogs

I’ve really enjoyed reading other people’s blogs, hearing about their experiences and expectations of the programme.  Just wish I’d thought of a more imaginative name for my blog … It’s early days with the commenting.  I find it a bit daunting to share my thoughts with the big wide internet world but hopefully I’ll become … Continue reading

cpd23 Thing 1: Blogs and Blogging

Why am I here? Back in the Summer of 2009, as my previous posts will testify, I participated in the Learning 2.0 programme run by Imperial College London Library and inspired by the original 23 Things programme. I found it to be a really good way of  using a variety of web 2.0 / social … Continue reading

Mobile Technologies

I’d never uploaded photos from my mobile but I dug out the appropriate cable, plugged it in and hey presto.  This is a picture of a wood near where I live taken earlier in the year when the bluebells were out in force. I have only used the internet on my mobile a couple of times … Continue reading


As a member of MILG (Medicine Information Literacy Group) I’d previously registered with WetPaint in order to use their wiki – though to be honest since I’d registered I hadn’t really looked at it.  I was good to be able to have a play around with the Learning 2.0 wiki – edit text, add photos, post … Continue reading


I had a bit of a block on what to post but eventually found this on YouTube which I think is funny if you know anything about Dave Gorman but probably won’t make much sense if you don’t! I was surprised at how easy it was to add and can see that adding audio and video files can really … Continue reading

Social Networking – Twitter

I already have a Facebook account (which I mainly use for sharing photos with friends) so after I’d read the useful, recommended post – 10 Privacy Settings every Facebook User should know, I signed up with Twitter.  I found some people to follow, including a couple of Learning 2.0 colleagues and added a widget to … Continue reading

Social Bookmarking – Flickr

I enjoy photography so was keen to take a look at Flickr.  Although it will take some time to upload all my photos onto the site I can see the obvious benefits – a safe place to store my photos and share them with my friends.  The site is easy to use and the ability to … Continue reading

Social Bookmarking – Del.icio.us

This week I set up a del.icio.us account.  First I bookmarked Imperial College’s Reporter and then imported some of the favourites from my IE browser.  When adding descriptions and tags it was really useful to be able to have a look at the tags which other del.icio.us users had thought of.  It was also handy to be able to keep a check … Continue reading