DOPA, you are on notice

I talked with the Library 2.0 gang about DOPA yesterday [updated to include link], trying to figure out strategies and talking points for helping librarians deal with the full court press that is this legislation + the media onslaught about the evils of social software. I learned a lot more about Second Life than I knew previously and came away feeling like I could go back to my libraries and make a good case for why they should pay attention to DOPA and what they’d be missing if it passed.

This is just all an intro to this “On Notice” image posted by Michael Stephens. Perhaps not as funny if you don’t already watch the Colbert Report, but I think you can get a lot of it via context.

2 Responses to “DOPA, you are on notice”

  1. Heather Says:

    Perhaps the focus shouldn’t be so much on the evils of social software itself (it is, after all, just another kind of tool) but perhaps ought to be focused more on the kinds of people who use social networking software and sites for ill-intended and harmful purposes. I had no problems with social networking software until the all-too-often possiblities came up in regards to the physical saafety of my students. Perhaps we all need to further educate the public as to how to PROPERLY use this type of thing? Just a thought. . .

  2. Sarah Mae Says:

    Heather,

    Actually librarians have been doing just that. Here are some resources on DOPA and social networking compiled by YALSA members.