Thursday, October 9, 2008

Monday, October 6, 2008

Patting myself on the back...

Discovering interesting links was probably my favourite part of the Web 2.0 experience. I'm an information junkie. I have a recurring daydream where my 'essence' is broken down into a mathematical formula and programmed into the net, to wander for eternity through the world's computer systems and ultimately reaching 42 through my own calculations. I've been reading too much science fiction and cyberpunk.

I have thoroughly enjoyed this programme, it reaffirmed my love of the internet and the role it plays in our lives. I am more convinced than ever of the increasing role and importance of technology in the future of libraries.

This was fun. Looking forward to Web 3.0....

Added Later: Popping in to link to a shocking report on iPhone abuse.

Oxbridge Lectures play on iTunes. Oxford and Cambridge University are to make lectures by leading academics available through iTunes, and will include the work of Nobel prize-winning academics as well as "150 hours of video and audio material of lectures and ideas from "world-leading thinkers"."

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Social Networking

Right now Facebook is beating MySpace, according to ComScore. Social Networking is very much a part of life these days, and while older networking sites may have to make way for the latest cool site, networking itself is here to stay.

I do believe that a library presence in the place where our younger patrons spend a lot of their time can only be a good thing, as long as it is done correctly. I agree with Meredith Farkas that one of the most important ingredients would be user feedback and ideas.

There is even a virtual library in the virtual world, Second Life, where it is being used to promote librarianship and reading.
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