Twitter’s Role as Vehicle for Public Libraries and Gifted Education

Twitter is the social media platform that has benefited me the most in my career. I find that its use of 140 characters in incremental communications has been helpful when researching or networking about gifted education and public libraries. The specific audience that thrives on Twitter is great for networking, and it gives the participant…

How Has My View of Social Media Changed Over This Course?

Let’s see. Reddit? Although it has its uses, I’m ok without it. Tagging and bookmarking are important and need to be succinct to get the point across. Wikis are awesome but flawed. Folksonomies? Everyone seems to hate them. That was a surprise. But really, the thing that I came away with is that I doubt…

Thoughts on Folksonomies

Are folksonomies useful? Sure. Yes. Like time, it is a human construct. (These are the jokes…) These systems of classification are useful to us to organize and locate items on the internet. There is so much information out there – so much random data – that using tags, classification systems, keywords, metadata, all of these…

Thoughts on Wikispaces

Well, we’ve been told all throughout college, and especially in library school, that Wikipedia is not a reliable source. Yes, it is a jumping off point, but it is in no way the end result for finding information on a particular subject. And why is that? Well, user-generated content is susceptible to tampering. Anyone can…

Tagging for LS590

Well, tagging in Reddit was a bust, and the entire class quickly realized that that particular format was not going to work there. It was funny, actually, to see how fast it happened. Redditors are a machine of anonymity and yet familiarity; they saw something that was going to break up the peace of their…

Library Score

Summer reading is upon us!  L is doing the Mensa reading challenge, H is obsessed with tools, and R listens to anything the others are reading.