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Control is an Illusion You Need to Let Go

The issue of control comes up over and over again when we talk about the online world. It recently it came up at Internet Librarian in many different ways, including: How do I stop a staff member from wasting time on Facebook? How do we control what staff are saying online? Management wants everything posted ...

How Using The Internet Is Changing Our Brains

12.01.2009 · Posted in Social Media, Technology, Thinking Outloud

As with most things, the benefits from computers and technology is all about balance. From an article in The Independent - What the web is teaching our brains, a list of activities and the benefits each provides. Internet research: Boosts the ability to integrate and process information as well as enhancing decision-making skills. General browsing: ...

Put Down the Phone and Pay Attention

Last week I (and many others) spent a lot of time documenting the Internet Librarian conference, photos, tweets, blog posts, facebook updates. Did the act of digitally documenting the events change anything? Did the process of lifestreaming change my (and others) behavior, perception of what was happening and memories of it. Will we remember it better or worse? A recent ...

How social media can hurt your library

We've all seen warnings and stories about people getting fired from their jobs because of status updates or photos on social medial sites like Twitter, Facebook and blogs. CNN is has a new one with some social networking don'ts 1. Don't announce interviews, raises or new jobs 2. Don't badmouth your current or previous employer ...