Archive for July, 2011

The Social Everything

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

(Note: If you don’t have a sense of humour, please don’t read this post and do your readings instead – it will probably be better time spent) I’m on a roll, third blog post for the week… I’m not on the ball, I’m just inspired to be irreverent, which happens when you take two online […]

When Government Agencies Meet Social Media

Friday, July 29th, 2011

A part of me thinks government agencies (especially those with higher state functions like defense and finance) and social media is somewhat of an oxymoron. On the other hand, libraries, media, cultural departments and anything to do with the arts and information are perfect matches for social media. However, regardless of the function of the […]

Learning to Collaborate over Wikis

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

(Almost) everyone who is an active user of the internet knows Wikipedia but when I ask non-librarian/ non-geek friends, few know about free wikis like Wikispaces that they can use for collaborative work. I only discovered it because the library board decided to send all librarians for a new media crash course to bring everyone, […]

When Social Media becomes a Crutch

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

I have never actively participated in Second Life – I tried it for a course but never got the hang of it (partly because it was not intuitive to me) and it felt like too much of an effort to create another world to live in for yourself. Living in any “world” requires work. You […]

When plugging-out gives you connection withdrawal syndrome

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Over the weekend, I took a short break and hopped over to Vancouver Island to visit friends, took long walks and enjoyed the natural scenery – it was fresh air and a welcomed change from staring at the computer from morning to night. Unfortunately, I was suffering from a connection withdrawal syndrome. Every few hours […]

I wish I could eat my ipad… (but then I would have to buy another one)

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

I wonder what the nutritional value of an ipad is – does it have the value of fast food which is wildly popular but terribly unhealthy or that of a hearty wholesome meal that not only tastes good but is good for the body as well? I swing between being embarrassed that I own an […]

Hello world!

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Hi! I’m Felicia, an MLIS (Masters of Library and Information Science) student at the University of British Columbia. This blog was created for the class LIBR559m which deals with social media and information professionals. You can read more about my personal self in the about page. Since this blog is primarily about social media, I […]

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