Decoding social technologies

Jessamyn West


social what?

"A social networking site is an online location where a user can create a profile and build a personal network that connects him or her to other users. In the past five years, such sites have rocketed from a niche activity into a phenomenon that engages tens of millions of internet users."

my examples

libraries and social software

What's important to know?

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Jessamyn West is a community technology librarian and the editor of the weblog She teaches email classes for seniors, builds tiny websites for tiny libraries and advocates for sensible technology use for everyone.

IM her at iamthebestartist.

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