Tag Archives: Social network

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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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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Librarian As Content Creator

Last week, the library where I work decided I needed a special staff account for our new online public access catalog. I was rather surprised because there will be a limited number of staff accounts and I am a very … 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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Pinterest

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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Who Can Access Your Facebook Profile?

Just when you thought you had locked down your Facebook privacy settings, there’s word that, in fact, your profile may be readily accessible to third-parties including advertisers. BBC reported on this story today: Facebook profile access ‘leaked’ claims Symantec What … 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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Point And Click Social Activism – Part I

There’s a bit a lot of discussion lately about the role of social networking tools like Facebook and Twitter in the popular uprisings taking place recently. The threatened governments have reacted by blocking Internet access. I’m not convinced that the … 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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