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 article from CNN Do digital diaries mess up your brain? … Continue reading Put Down the Phone and Pay Attention

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 3. Don’t mention your job search if you’re still employed … Continue reading How social media can hurt your library

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 real energy, spirit and power of social media is people. … Continue reading 10 Golden Rules of Social Media

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 computing?” I guess I really do live in the bubble. … Continue reading Eternal September: Be Ready to Repeat Yourself. Again.

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: (Do these to maximize your Social Media experience) Fl = … Continue reading Social Media Periodic Table

YouTube – not just about your 15 seconds of fame anymore

It looks like YouTube will be partnering with MGM to host some full length films (The Magnificent Seven) and old television programs (American Gladiators).  I didn’t see anything about the quality of the videos, if you visit YouTube regularly you know the quality of uploaded videos is pretty poor, surely the shows will be better.  Maybe if they are willing to play MGM videos at … Continue reading YouTube – not just about your 15 seconds of fame anymore