Last night, I read Rochelle's post, Collegiality in Twitter (see [http://rochellejustrochelle.typepad.com/copilot/2007/03/collegiality_in.html]), in which she described two cases where Twitter was very useful for professional and academic work. It was quite a compelling post.
Then this morning, the thought occurred to me: ok, so Twitter can be used as a public, multi-user SMS...I see how that would be really helpful...
Well,duh - have some sympathy for a late-adopter.
Added by W Greg Taylor on March 31, 2007 at 9:41pm —
I've been working my way through the Introductions Forum and boy, what a great group of people. I can see the potential for learning a lot here. Although as with all of these social networks its a matter of how much time I can devote to it against just the day to day stuff of family, friends, and work.
Added by Jim McCluskey on March 31, 2007 at 11:58am —
"The Carnival of the Infosciences is a weekly weblog post that endeavors to showcase the best posts in the blogosphere about topics related to the wide world of Library and Information Science."
This Monday, April 2nd, the Grumpator is letting the Carnies sleep over. Send in your submissions now and maybe they won't overstay their welcome. I know the posts are out… Continue
Added by Chadwick Seagraves on March 30, 2007 at 3:25pm —
Today is my first post in Library 2.0. Hello to everyone out there in Library 2.0 land. A busy day. Working on the Regional Read Programming wiki and my RR2007 blog. Our Regional Read 2007 "Finding Your Balance in a Flat World" encourages everyone in our 3 county service area to read the same book and this year's featured title is Thomas Friedman's "The World is Flat". We are also featuring additional titles and resources which address the varying points of view concerning globalization. The RR… Continue
Added by Beverly Choltco-Devlin on March 30, 2007 at 12:02pm —
Well, I finally have the "staff blog" built and it will be officially launched today. The idea is to get staff buy in, increase their comfort with blogging, and then make the blog available to our customers. It is a "book review" blog, intended to act as a Reader's Advisory, but I see the blog reviewing all media formats, music, movies and games too!
So here is the part that has to do with the title of this particular posting, I am in the process of building a map with all our… Continue
Added by Janice Banser on March 30, 2007 at 10:28am —
I started a music production course this week. Nothing fancy, just a basic introduction. Lasts 8 weeks and is 3 hours at a time on a Tuesday night. The first 4 weeks are dealing with analogue and the real mixing desk etc and then we get 4 weeks loking at using things like Logic and Cubase as a basis for creating/producing music.
Hoping by the end I will be more comfortable with things and be better able to make my random noises sound better than they currently do. We shall see. Watch… Continue
Added by Scott Vine on March 30, 2007 at 5:18am —
Finally, after more than a year of discussion, it seems like Copenhagen City Library will allow users to contact the library via Windows Messenger. Which is by far the most popular IM amongst Danes. Personally, I would have preferred another one, like Google Talk or Gaim, but why use something noone use?
From May 1st, it should be possible to IM your librarian. Discussion about it has been harsh, and the hostility towards IM has been rather huge. Unlike when the email came to us about 10… Continue
Added by Erik Høy on March 30, 2007 at 3:59am —
I work in childern library in palestine , all the statisical indicate , children love reading if they have
the chance, the most thing attractive them in the library the computers, so I thing it will be wonderful to teach them
library 2.0 tools.
I start with them by teach them how to get email, I want to share you, the mebers of library 2.0,, to discuss what the nex
step I can teach them?
Added by heyam hayek on March 29, 2007 at 11:38pm —
Here are a couple of easy ways for each of us to make a difference in this sad sorry world in which we live. Use the Yahoo powered <a href="http://www.goodsearch.com/">Good Search</a> and automatically donate (free to users) to a charity of your choice with each executed search. Also go to <a href="http://www.thehungersite.com/clickToGive/home.faces?siteId=1">The Hunger Site</a> and feed someone who's starving to death simply by clicking the link once each… Continue
Added by Woeful on March 29, 2007 at 6:28pm —
Added by Rob Darrow on March 28, 2007 at 9:29pm —
Added by bronwynr on March 28, 2007 at 4:33pm —
While catching up on library chatter, I came across a post at Librarian.net
that featured an amazing set of drawings done in a library.
Please check it out:Friedman sketches
On a somewhat related note, we are featuring art by students at Ridgedale right now.
Added by Ben Brown on March 28, 2007 at 3:42pm —
I still have a lot to learn about Library 2.0 tools, so thanks, Bill, for creating this space so I can continue learning!
Added by Don Wood on March 28, 2007 at 12:20pm —
If everyone were coming here, I'd use this as my blog. As they don't, I'll stick with my blog
for now. Not to say I won't ever use this function, but it'll be rare.
Added by Peter Smith on March 28, 2007 at 9:34am —
I'm trying to move away from the word "blog". But I do have a website,
on which I write articles.
I'm glad I can import my RSS feed into Lib 2.0, but I wish I could then do away with this "blog" section. Or perhaps put my RSS feed here, and then get rid of the other section. I'm finding it a bit redundant, though I realize people would use the RSS field for other things.
Anyway, here's my website
. Or you can read the 5… Continue
Added by Ahniwa Ferrari on March 27, 2007 at 1:56pm —
We're planning to start a trial IM reference service in late April with some anxiety and minor trepidation. We'll probably staff it as part of reference desk duties, but we'll see how it goes.
Added by James on March 27, 2007 at 12:06pm —
hmmm....I'm not a blog type o'person. But I'll try a ramble.
My current interest right now is devouring political news waiting for the crash of many political persons...Gonzales, Rove, Cheney, Rice etc...
I'm completely addicted to the NewsHour and Washington Week as well as the Washington Post and The Economist. It is very interesting to read a publication that is not based in the states - and seeing how others view our goings-on. As well to… Continue
Added by Denise Mogge on March 27, 2007 at 12:05pm —
My blog is Librarian of the Possible. I also occasionally contribute to Librariesinteract.info. I would love to receive comments that could begin interesting conversations on my posts.
Added by Sideshowmatt on March 26, 2007 at 11:36pm —
It's more than about time and I am glad I am here. I have to admit that I came upon this network by accident, from not sure what site. I like the look of Library 2.0 and like the idea of librarians on the web.
Added by Jean Langlais on March 26, 2007 at 8:15pm —
I was reading through crunchnotes and read about this:-
It seems someone has threatened a blogger, Kathy Sierra (very graphically in many cases). As a blogger I find it really sad. I just wanted to create a meme to see what other bloggers thought of this....
Added by leslie crang on March 26, 2007 at 5:37pm —