Category Social Networking Sites

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 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 […]

10 Golden Rules of Social Media

Webworker Daily has a great post on the 10 Golden Rules of Social Media Read the full post to get defitions of each Respect the Spirit of the ‘Net Listen Add Value Respond Do Good Things Share the Wealth Give Kudos Don’t Spam Be Real Collaborate Social media tools are only that — tools. The […]

Eternal September: Be Ready to Repeat Yourself. Again.

Last week I read this post on Seth Godin’s blog and loved it. I tweeted it hoping other people would pick it up. After reading Stephen Abrams post – What is Cloud Computing where he states I’ve given a few talks lately and I was surprised to get a few questions about “what is cloud […]

My Problem with LinkedIn

and online reputations in general. I have a profile on LinkedIn (as I do on many social websites) because many people and blogs I think highly of have recommended it.  Now I’ll be the first to admit I’m probably not using it right and therefore not taking advantage of it properly.  Here is something I noticed […]

Social Media Periodic Table

Check this out – I would seriously love to see someone with more talent than me make a just for libraryland version!  See the lists of blogs & people that are included.   Here are what some of the appreviations stand for you, you can see the rest at on Eye Cube Social Media Practices: […]

I’m not narcisitic, you’re eavesdropping

In many of the articles I read about the Social Web, especially Twitter, the author laments that they don’t care that I had a peanut butter and banana sandwich for lunch, or what I thought of the latest American Idol. I’ve long felt that these writers are missing the point and this week I came […]


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