Sunday, June 28, 2009

Social Media - Far from Trivial

I was recently sent this video through Twitter, it's a presentation from Clay Shirky, author of "Here Comes Everybody: Organisation without Organisations" from the TED network.

Clay makes the point that Social Media is changing the world. And is changing the world from a grass roots level up.

He is very easy to listen to, and makes some valid points about how social media is far from trivial.

Twitter workshop

Hi all,

Its been a little while since I have been on here, but I recently found this introduction workshop from slideshare while undertaking the State Librarys' version of 23 things and thought I would share it with you. It has been interesting going back over what I learnt doing 23 things and discovering new information along the way. Twitter is becoming more widely known and used - hope you enjoy the slideshow (one of many readily available online).

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Finding Information - The New Wave

An awe-inspiring presentation from the TED talks this year (Technology, Entertainment Design) about how we may be obtaining entertainment in the very near future.

For more fascinating talks from the best across technology, entertainment and design, go to

Saturday, February 21, 2009

What Libraries Can Learn from Facebook

From the Library Garden blog, comes this thought provoking article about what libraries can learn from Facebook.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Privacy Settings in Facebook

I was sent this very easy to read and understand blog article today called "Ten Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know."

It reiterates the message that it is the user's responsibility to set the levels of privacy on social media sites like Facebook, MySpace, Twitter etc.

But also gives very simple and clear instructions on just how to do that.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Librarians In the 21st Century

I found this wonderful news video piece from the New York Times, which is about librarians of the new age. Click on the link:

21st Century Librarian

It is essentially about a school librarian, but many of the principles and philosophies are relevent to ALL libraries.


Edit: For a companion article, Click here.