Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Did You Know . . . !

October 13, 2016

For those of you with inquisitive minds who “just want to know” some trivial facts about Google, here is an infographic that will provide you with fifty-five such facts about Google of which you may not have been previously aware.  Enjoy!


A Different Kind of Museum!

August 7, 2016

Having an appreciation for art, I’m certainly in favor of bringing the art to the people (definitely easier than having to travel to each and every art museum in the world).  So imagine my delight when I ran across this slidedeck about making art accessible . . .

USEUM: The Crowdsourced Art Museum from Crowdsourcing Week

Eight Years . . . and Counting!

June 24, 2016

Happy Friday, and Happy Anniversary!  Eight years ago today I started blogging and began my journey with The Gun-Carryin’ Librarian.  This endeavor began as a learning opportunity when I undertook the Special Libraries Association’s “23 Things” self-paced course of study.  I had no idea what blogging was and was quite behind the curve on all things Web 2.0.  And, while I am still not an early adopter when it comes to new things/technology, I’m not completely afraid to try them either (thanks to SLA’s 23 Things).

Over the past eight years, I’ve managed . . .

  • more than 3,080 posts
  • more than 255,000 views
  • more than 39,100 visitors

My most popular date — June 14, 2012 (1,091 views).
My most popular day of the week — Thursdays (18% of views).
My most popular hour of the day — 5:00 PM (8% of views).


Long Live the Book!

June 18, 2016

The data presented in this infographic is a few years old now, but an interesting validation nonetheless.


Internet Firsts!

June 5, 2016

Being the “first” to do something always carries some inherent worth (at least to that person).  So, here is an infographic that has captured many “firsts” of the internet.  Enjoy this trip down memory lane.   Can you remember your firsts as they relate to these firsts?



April 28, 2016

Every now and then (usually when I’m on vacation where there is truly limited service) I will purposely “unplug” from technology and not check my phone or emails.  For only the second time in my life I found myself at work yesterday morning and I did not have my cell phone (I did not have the time to return home to retrieve it either).  At first I was a bit annoyed (and worried about what I’d be missing throughout the day), but then I realized that I had a very full day already scheduled with meetings and appointments and that not having my phone would not be the end of the world.  As a matter of fact, I survived the day quite nicely.  Yes, there were a couple of calls that I missed, but nothing that I can’t respond to today.  I may have to purposely start doing this more regularly.

Three Thousand, and Counting!

March 29, 2016

My blog has reached a new milestone today . . . my 3,000 post!  A journey that began on June 24, 2008, as a learning opportunity in concert with the Special Libraries Association’s “23-Things” Web 2.o initiative.  A journey that has continued for just under eight years (and counting).

To date, my blog has had . . .

  • 3,000 posts
  • 37,688 visitors
    • day with the most views: June 14, 2012 (1,091 views)
  • most popular day: Tuesday (17% of views)
  • most popular hour: 2:00 PM (7% of views)
  • visitors from 64 countries — the top ten countries by the number of visitors for 2016: U.S., Canada, U.K., Germany, France, Australia, India, Brazil, Netherlands, and Spain.

Historically, 2012 was by far the best year statistically with 371 posts published and 59,303 views . . . but the blog goes on.

How Do You Connect to Your Police Department?

October 14, 2015

Here is an infographic that outlines some of the popular apps that people are using to stay connected to their local police departments.


Social Media and Your Mental Health!

May 6, 2015

Here is a wonderful infographic (courtesy of Reuben Yonatan and that outlines how social media is affecting our mental health . . . very interesting indeed!SocialMedia_MentalHealth

Searching Google – Tips and Tricks!

February 19, 2015

Here’s a wonderful infographic (courtesy of that gives you 13 quick and easy tips for searching google more effectively.  Enjoy!

Google Search Tricks Infographic
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