"A social networking site is an online location where a user can create a profile and build a
personal network that connects them to other users."
For more examples see Wikipedia's list of social software
and list of social networking websites
flickr? wikipedia? group blog? del.icio.us?
- Users of social software who are the library's patrons
- Users of social software who are the library's employees
The ALA has guidelines on intellectual freedom
quick sidebar: opt-in vs opt-out (*)
This will affect our abilities in the areas of
- "User-generated content"
"Example Library may collect Personally Identifiable Information through online forms, such as forms to register, order, contact us, sign up for a Newsletter, or the like, through your user profile or through your posts in blogs, on a bulletin board or on a comparable experience space on Example Library's web site."
explain: data collection, sharing, retention
explain: which data you do this with
other people's presentations
more social reading
Jessamyn West is a community technology librarian in Vermont and the editor of the weblog librarian.net. 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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