talking trends to New York Librarians

I just got back from my first talk/workshop of the “school year” at NNYLN’s headquarters in Potsdam, New York. I did an expanded version of my VLA web trends talk and got to also plug Firefox and WordPress as decent open source tools. I also got to meet a lot of interesting librarians and take a beautiful drive through northern New York and Vermont. The notes for my talk are here: Web Trends & Whatnot. Getting the word trend in the title means that I get to talk about Rickrolling which is one of the tiredest memes in the Internet universe and yet 1) people there hadn’t heard of it 2) I still think it’s funny because I am (not so) secretly eleven years old.

5 Responses to “talking trends to New York Librarians”

  1. Victoria Petersen Says:

    I’ve gotten the Rickrolling part down… But then saw a FriendFeed comment the other day saying that this person had been Rickrolled in the airport. Can you be Rickrolled in person?!?

  2. Coral Says:

    Call me crazy, but I think it’s totally acceptable to love Internet memes, even when they’ve outlived themselves. I still get a kick out of “All Your Base,” when it shows up somewhere, for reasons I can’t begin to explain. And that stupid llama song.

  3. Dora Salm Says:

    Great presentation — wish that I could have heard it in person to get all the information — there’s a lot I don’t know!!

  4. Mizbaze Says:

    My 11-year old daughter told me all about Rickrolling–and cracks up when I tell I’m Rickrolled every time I shop in the supermarket–the piped-in music. Hey– is “I lost The Game” a meme as well? Also real big in our house.

  5. the zak Says:

    For our cities library users interested in tracking their own library transactions, reference enquiries, interlibrary loan enquiries, reserves, et al what websites are there particularly useful for library users interested in tracking their own library transactions?… especially that don’t need to be downloaded onto the computers library users might be using.

    Our cities’ public libraries can lose, fail to followup on library users transactions, reference enquiries, interlibrary loan enquiries, reserves, et al or library users might want to review an archive of their enquiries.