Sunday, December 30, 2007


Yes, FaceBook is a social networking platform that brings people around together.

When got the first invitation from Paul, it was more like an obligation to go in? Why? Because the purpose is to test out how the platform can work out to serve/support a COP. Keeping that in mind...signed up... and realised! ahha... I had one account already!

Found the platform can be confusing, even though am quite comfortable in navigating the various sections... probably because it's so 'flexible' that one can 'lost thread' of where we are! Nevertheless, found a few "plus" points of FaceBook... so far:
  • Found a couple of friends and old colleauges! And through their network, discover (or 're-found') some others....
  • The photo album feature! Yes, I took advantage of that to upload the photos of the trip - in particular CN and others... so that they could download their photos effortlessly! It provides a pretty huge storage space.
  • Some interesting applications such as "Interactive Friends", "Fun Wall" that we can draw graffiti on others' walls...
  • There's probably more potential to be discovered...

Oh yes, also noticed there're a couple of "getting-to-know-thyself-more" applications; however, some requires the user to 'spam' others first! Hm... not an ethnical way to get more people onboard!

Polishing my Blogging Skills...

It seems that my interest on 'blogging' has not declined... instead, have been finding ways to sharpen my skills (I mean, technical ones) to enhance the look and feel of my blogs.

Well, have been introduced to other kinds of blogs (eg. edublogs)... however, being comfortable with blogger, I've not thought of migrating it yet... as far as it can do a good job, I'll probably remain loyal to it.

Because of the recent trip, I attempted to include a few new features there:
  • Embedding a video clip in the blog posting. In fact, I already know how to insert a file to the side panel (under Template). However, I am always impressed by how Jason being able to embed the videoclips at the posting after visiting his blog... At last, manage to play around with it and successful embedded one clip (click HERE).
  • Of course, for the next time, I shall try the direct upload (using the icon) instead of uploading the clip to YouTube first.
  • Uploading multiple pictures... as one image! Hahaha... that's just a simple trick - organise them in the PowerPoint slide then turn it into an image file!

Another thing has nothing to do with blogging, but to do simple movie editing! Yes, using the Windows Movie Maker! Yes, it's so simple... discovered one advantage of doing this: The file size is greatly reduced!