Author Archives: robinna

Facebook and Friendfinder — what you need to know

Interesting post about how facebook uses your email address to connect you to people through friendfinder Delete your info here …which all just goes to show, we all need to stay on top of what information we put out there. I don’t use friendfinder, but apparently my email address was harvested from a couple of mailing lists by people who DO use friendfinder via facebook. ...

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12 worst kinds of facebookers

From CNN (the short version)… The Let-Me-Tell-You-Every-Detail-of-My-Day Bore. The Self-Promoter. The Friend Padder The Town Crier The TMIer The Bad Grammarian. The Sympathy Baiter The Lurker. The Crank. The Paparazzo. The Maddening Obscurist. The Chronic Inviter Okay, I think I might have committed all of these offenses at some time … except for the Paparazzo and the Friend Padder. I surely hope I am not ...

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Obsolete technologies: the losers

Today’s post is all about obsolete technologies. Contrary to the what?s next people, I do not believe libraries are going anywhere. I do think libraries will continue to evolve as community space and that more of our products and services will be digitally based (especially if kindle continues to catch on), but considering most libraries are free, we fit perfectly into the economy of free! ...

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Evergreen Documentation Group needs your help!

For those interested in Evergreen or opensource library projects…. The Evergreen Documentation Interest Group needs your input to help prioritize its activities for the next few months. Please share the following survey link widely. We are casting a wide net — we want input from as many roles as possible, from project coordinators to people working the front lines in libraries, and whether you are ...

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Biggest news in social media today — Facebook + Friendfeed, and a little about Wowd)

If you haven’t heard/read (and you don’t follow my tweets — georgiawebgurl@twitter), Friendfeed has been bought by Facebook. Read about it here and here. On another note, I asked for an invite for Wowd. I am interested to see how this will differ from StumbleUpon. Both seem to be in the popularity contest site recommendation field, but Wowd seems to be actually building a search ...

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New historical resources

lots of cool stuff.========The Digital Library of Georgia and its partners have recently released several new digital collections as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative: Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive, 1808-1920 http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/milledgeville/ Columbus Enquirer, 1828-1890 http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/enquirer/ Macon Telegraph, 1826-1908 http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/telegraph/ (These newspaper databases require a one-time free plug-in download to view images.) Georgia State Fair, Macon, 1886-1960 (in partnership with the Middle Georgia Archives, Middle Georgia ...

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