Top Ten Links Week 7

My personally selected top 10 from the links I shared on Twitter from 2/12/2010 thru 2/18/2010 Why are you for killing libraries? a thought-provoking post from Tim Spalding of LibraryThing questioning why libraries are embracing ebooks, especially when the ebook market is set to cut libraries out of participation. RT @vonburkhardt: New blog post: Ambient Awareness in Twitter for Reference – good suggestions on using Twitter … Continue reading Top Ten Links Week 7

Thinking Outloud About The Echo Chamber

Last week while I was traveling Net Potter brought to my attention a discussion happening on Twitter about the echo chamber (#echolib). This is an incredibly important topic to be thinking about and discussion to have. I’ve been thinking heavily about the ideas of the Echo Chamber and the Bubble lately (well, longer actually). Let’s talk about the Echo Chamber first – Let’s face it most of … Continue reading Thinking Outloud About The Echo Chamber

How Using The Internet Is Changing Our Brains

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: Encourages the use of continuous partial attention and multi-tasking, which … Continue reading How Using The Internet Is Changing Our Brains