Thursday, March 8, 2007

Myspace

I've looked at most of the information about Myspace. I think I understand it (but never assume...). The basic advantage is that one can interact easily with the information on Myspace as opposed to the "view only" status of a website? As a parent, I would be concerned with the safety issue. And we know that most parents are not checking what and who is on their teen's myspace. I am also always concerned about the amount of time that teens/children spend on a computer. Perhaps it's my generation, but I would rather seem them engaged in different activities.
Hey! I traveled around various Wikis as ordered -- I spent some time in SJCPL's subject guides. It's a cool idea, and I like that some of the suject headings (antiques and collectibles) provided a link to the dewey numbers. (once a reference librarian...) However, some of them did not. I also browsed through "iread" and I agree with the previous posts that it wasn't very helpful since it didn't link to info in the catalog. The buttons across the top linked to lists on various websites.

Also, O great web goddesses, who controls the spelling, syntax, etc on large Wiki's? How can I, as a reference librarian, cite Wikipedia since I don't know anything about the poster's veracity? Is there any regulation about content? Truth vs opinion? Who decides whether something is outdated -- i.e. best sellers? Who settles disagreements among "posters"?

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Help! I've fallen in 2.0 and I can't get up!

Hey! Ok, Ok, I've started Web2.0 -- so far, so good! If someone had only told me 30 years ago that I would eventually have my own blog...