Tag Archives: Online Communities

Goodreads: The Good And The Bad

I’ve been a stubborn user of LibraryThing for a number of years and have been resisting the move to Goodreads. I liked the cataloging options at LibraryThing. But I realized that the people, including other YA librarians, were on Goodreads. … Continue reading

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Adventures in the Twitterverse

I finally took the plunge. I am now on Twitter. It turns out that the reasons I was avoiding Twitter for so long were completely valid. It is a terrible time sink for me! There is a constant stream of … Continue reading

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There Is Always A Learning Curve

Okay, maybe if you do a project like setting up a wiki often enough that isn’t entirely true. But in my experience, since each project is different, you will encounter something new that makes you feel like a beginner all … Continue reading

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My Digital Book Shelves

Book lovers have several options for tracking what they’ve read and their reactions to books. Perhaps the best known is Goodreads. But for the past several years, I have been using LibraryThing. LibraryThing goes beyond just talking about and rating … Continue reading


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Pinterest Follow Up

A while back I posted about one of the hottest new Internet tools, Pinterest. I quickly saw the potential for it to become a major time sink if I wasn’t careful. That concern is an important one for me in … Continue reading

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I received my invitation to join Pinterest this morning and have spent far too much time already exploring this tool. It’s a social bookmarking site based around images. Think of it as the digital, online equivalent of a giant cork … Continue reading

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Is Privacy and Illusion – Followup

If you’re not yet concerned about what information is available about you online, you probably ought to read this article in the Wall Street Journal, “Scrapers Dig Deep for Data on the Web.” (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703358504575544381288117888.html) Data collection companies are creating accounts … Continue reading

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Facebook and Internet Privacy

I admit it, I’m one of those middle-aged women invading the previously teen-dominated world of social networking. It’s not always a smooth process. In fact, my own daughter refuses to be my “friend” on Facebook. Frustrating as that can be … Continue reading

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