What’s at Stake With Facebook is Not Privacy or Publicity But Informed Consent and Choice

If you're still thinking about Facebook and privacy (and if you're not you should be) these are some must read articles. Baym at Online Fandom has a recent post titled Why, despite myself, I am not leaving Facebook. Yet. It addresses some criticism of the criticisms of Facebook in her book including Twitter’s public, where’s the rage against Twitter? If you think it’s so evil, just leave. Facebook needs to make money. If you don’t want it shared, don’t share it. I've stayed on Facebook for the same reasons as Nancy has and she explains them much more articulately than Read more [...]

Top Ten Links Week 19

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 5/7/2010 thru 5/13/2010 1. kindness is one of the simplest things that make the biggest different How to Be Kinder: 11 Fine Tips If you only read one thing from this post read this one. We could use a little more kindness in the world and its far too underated. Don't just look at the list go read the whole article. Be grateful for what you got. Express it. Minimize judgments. Take it easy with the criticism. Try to understand the other side. Make positive observations about people. Remember the small and kind Read more [...]

Teens & Texting and Social Media in the Classroom

Check out two new posts over at Libraries and Transliteracy. The first Take the Plunge Integrate Social Media Into the Classroom highlights 4 tips for integrating social media into the classroom. The second Teens, Texting and Social Isolation by fellow contributor Tom Ipri looks at a recent report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project and a New York Times article about teens and texting. Creative Commons licensed photo used courtesy of My Silent Side Read more [...]

Start With Why – How Great Leaders Inspire Action

Great advice from a 18 minute video. Why? How? What? This little idea explains why some organizations and some leaders are able to inspire where others aren't. Let me define the terms really quickly. Every single person, every single organization on the planet knows what they do, 100 percent. Some know how they do it, whether you call it your differentiated value proposition or your proprietary process or your USP. But very, very few people or organizations know why they do what they do. And by "why" I don't mean "to make a profit." That's a result. It's always a result. By "why" I mean: what's Read more [...]

Top Ten Links Week 18

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 4/30/2010 thru  5/6/2010 1.very interesting! Social Media Withdrawal: What Happens When Kids Give Up Their Connections - fascinating! Definitely worth reading. Among the top findings Students use literal terms of addiction to characterize their dependence on media. Students hate going without media. In their world, going without media means going without their friends and family. Students show no significant loyalty to a news program, news personality or even news platform. Students have only a casual relationship Read more [...]

Facebook Community Pages vs Official Pages and Your Library or Business

I have paid very little attention to Facebook's connections and the community pages it creates until yesterday. Yesterday I took a closer look at connections and my profile page.  Now like many libraries my library has a Facebook page it looks like this. I kept the library in my work history when I click on that name on my info tab I see this - a community page. At the top is says Our goal is to make this Community Page the best collection of shared knowledge on this topic. If you have a passion for Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, sign up and we'll let you know when we're ready Read more [...]

My Favorite Privacy Quotes – A Top Ten Countdown

As part of National Privacy week I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes about privacy. Hopefully they will get you thinking about privacy, if you weren't before, and spark some conversation. 10 . Our work to improve privacy continues today. - Mark Zuckerberg CEO of Facebook I don't think I really have to comment on this one, its just amusing. 9 .Law-abiding citizens value privacy. Terrorists require invisibility. The two are not the same, and they should not be confused. ~ Richard Perle According to Wikipedia - "Richard Norman Perle is an American political advisor and lobbyist Read more [...]

Its Privacy Week!

Its the first ever National Privacy Week The American Library Association’s (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom has established Choose Privacy Week, May 2-8, to help libraries work with their communities around these complicated but vital issues. Privacy has long been a cornerstone of library services in America and a freedom that librarians defend every day. Choose Privacy Week invites library users into a national conversation about privacy rights in a digital age. The campaign gives libraries the tools they need to educate and engage users, and gives individuals the resources to think Read more [...]