the future of libraries in the digital age
At risk of starting to obsess about Facebook, but I read this post yesterday about a case of online bullying close to home - the library at my University. A library staff member has been on the receiving end of bullying from a group of students via Facebook. Pretty distressing for him by all accounts. It has been argued that this sort of intimidation would happen through other means, but social networks, IM etc seem to offer an easy means for this behaviour to build up a head of steam.
These are the kind of stories that stick in the collective consiousness. What precautions can we take - if any to minimise misuse of social networks as we develop library spaces in them?