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Whither Web 2.0?

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

It is now the last week of LIBR 559M, the week of summer term which marks the end of the academic year, which in the bigger scheme of things means September is just around the corner. Not too early, in fact, to start thinking about 2012. For those who follow such things, 2012 is the […]

Creation: the Librarian as Muse

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Many Internet users have shifted from being passive consumers of content to creating it, but even creators have information needs, and the librarian can have a role as a facilitator of the creative process. The users of social media want to learn how to use new tools, they want to find ideas to inspire creative […]

What is Web 2.0?

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Web 2.0, or so we are told, underlies the recent proliferation of online social media. Is it a technology, a business model, a cultural shift, or maybe a bit of all three? Here’s a quick look at all three facets, along with a few arguments that suggest ways in which Web 2.0 is more alike […]

The social network of things

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Following along the thread of hyperconnectivity, I thought I’d share this somewhat amusing attempt to convey what life might be like in a world where all of our everyday devices were networked together. http://www.wired.com/beyond_the_beyond/2011/04/design-fiction-ericsson-social-web-of-things/ Whimsy (and anthropomorphism aside), I think it’s dubious to suggest that machines are capable of social interaction. But would this kind […]

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