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Facebook kills library’s historical profiles

Sooo… Facebook has already killed the historical profile accounts which were written about well… just about everywhere (Google Joe McDonald)  although it seems like they also killed a potentially great PR and marketing campaign.  “While McDonald and Lewis initially only had friends who were distant relatives, their lists of connections swelled from just over 100 each to more than 1,000. They were featured in Mashable, ...

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Question of the day: What is Google+?

For those who haven’t heard about it, Google+ allows you to group networks and contacts in visual circles (and share information similarly to Facebook). Google + is kind of just added functionality to your Google account and if you are already have a Google account, more than likely it will be rolled out to you eventually (following the pattern of implementation for Buzz and Wave). ...

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Nominate me — or your favorite librarian ;-)

Apparently only 1 Georgia Librarian has been nominated. Seriously and I know some great people (for whom I will write nominations…) For those of you with a competitive, or appreciative, spirit – ALA-APA is hosting a contest with no prize other than the knowledge that your state celebrates its library workers publicly on National Library Workers Day (NLWD), Tuesday, April 12.  The states above have ...

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The Smartest Machine on Earth (Ai, machine learning & more)

Last night I watched Nova’s Smartest Machine on Earth program.Really fascinating stuff as it explored how machine learning happens (it is essentially a weighted relevance ranking dependent upon data and rules, but then it makes decision based upon specific bits of information including pattern seeking). It also touched on what makes us human, our peopleness and how our experiences shape our knowledge (and how do ...

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Choosing Technology (free webinar!)

Choosing Technology: How We Decide What Technologies Work Best in Our Libraries ( http://georgialibraries.org/events/wed-web-series/choosing-technology-how-we-decide-what-technologies-work-best-our-libraries )Presented by Tim DanielsWednesday, January 19, 2011, 10:00am – 11:00am Eastern TimeSeparate registration is required for each hour-long session (free & open to everyone!)In today’s environment librarians are constantly bombarded with new and emerging technologies. These technologies can run the gamut from smart phone applications to enterprise-wide systems. How can we ...

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