My Daguerreotype Boyfriend

Nothing like some completely different to snap me into returning to blogging. I just came across this tumblr (note to self: learn more about how people are using Tumblr these days). My first reaction was ‘No…what?!’ then I had a bit of a browse and the whole idea has grown on me. It is, as they … Continue reading

A dose of @TroveAustralia love

Have you used Trove? The idea is simple. Digitize Australia’s newspapers, layer OCR and allow searching, tagging and correcting. It is genius really. You can’t imagine what I can find there that I would never have found in the bad old days of mircofilm. In fact I once had a job with a scope of … Continue reading

popup museum – warning rambling ahead!

Here is a video I made: When I attend conferences I try to follow a theme or set of ideas when I choose the sessions I’ll go to. I like to do this because it is often a great way to germinate my own ideas and it works particularly well if the presenters are all … Continue reading

A little light relief

When in doubt, do a website round-up is fast becoming my blogging motto. Today it solves two issues, one, getting a blog post done (after wimping out yesterday) and two, dealing with the 40+ tabs open on my browser with things to read. Most have been tweeted by those I follow, so although I may not have … Continue reading

First thoughts on Twitter

I need to admit up front that I was extremely hesitant about jumping on the Twitter bandwagon. I had an account but didn’t use it at all. I realise now that I was waiting for someone to tell me why I’d want to use it and explain what it was for exactly. Just 140 characters! … Continue reading

Using video on the history web – part two

So, yesterday I was discussing the use of videos on the history web. I left you with two examples and asked what you thought. It is okay that no one commented! Just trying to be encouraging. Moving on! Here’s what I think. Unfortunately, or perhaps not, if you are an organisation – a recognised entity … Continue reading

Using videos on the history web

I’ve noticed, on the history web*, that video is being used more and more. This isn’t just on history related sites, I know. Obviously people are listening to all those internet marketers and finding that video works (or at least I hope they are testing to see that it does). I love watching videos on … Continue reading