Tag Archives: Facebook

Lift, Is Facebook Killing Reading?, and Library 2025

Just three interesting notes from the web:

An article about Lift, the newest project from the creators of Twitter – read the article on Read, Write, Web.

And from England – a study that kids are getting more exposure to the written word from the pages of Facebook rather than the pages of books.  I have to say that as an adult a good chunk of the time I may have previously spent reading books is now spent consuming web-based media.  Is this the end of reading or an inevitable cultural shift? Well, you read the article and be the judge.

Last up – chapters being accepted now for a book entitled Library 2025.  Find out more on Facebook.  (Gah!  It’s killing the time you could be spending reading!)

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Facebook Support Centers: A next gen library service?

There was a great article on Mashable today about the top 5 emerging brand trends on Facebook.

http://mashable.com/2010/09/28/brand-trends-on-facebook/

I could see how all could have a role in libraries, but the Support Centers were interesting to me.  Could these be a way to field patron reference questions via Facebook?  Interesting to consider and think about.