Thursday, April 15, 2010


Just as many of us like to read things of interest, so do many like to listen, which is where podcastings can be a boon.

I must admit I've alway liked listening to the radio, sometimes preferring it over television, so the ability to podcast, with its record now and play later ability, makes it appealing. I can see many others appreciating it as I do.

But my initail try out of podcasting was not totally succesful. Some sites on the internet were easy to find podcasts, but when I tried finding some very specific things of interest, then it became more difficult. I found some interesting websites, but finding the podcast within them wasn't always easy. No doubt though, experience will improve my ability to find these.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


I can see the potential of mashups using tools like Googlemaps. They are an extension of past methods of creating new documents and applications by amalgating various online tools, but in a more sophisticated way.

From my own personal perspective I can see it being useful in creating such things as maps linked to photographs and descriptions of places I've been to and would like others to know about. Adding a bit of music or dialogue could make it even more interesting. The potential is unlimited.

Before I can create anything that ambitious I will need a lot of practice first.