Tag Archives: web 2.0

I can polka, but I can’t ChaCha

Well, I tried to apply to be a ChaCha guide, but didn’t pass one part of the three part test. So, y’know, I guess my MLIS isn’t good for all aspects of the information world after all. I can answer complex reference questions but lack the talent to answer cell phone reference questions in 160 characters or less. Sigh.

Hint to future Cha-Cha people – pay attention during orientation…and print out the guide book…they’ll be quizzing you on them. That’s what I get for trying to multi-task during orientation. Le sigh, le pout.

Twitter Me, Baby…

Okay, so twitter. I think it has potential. I really do. But for the life of me, I don’t know what. It’s sort of like when you are in the modernist section of the art museum and you have to step back to look at the big-ass pieces of art that don’t look like much. You know, you have your hand on your face and you’re head is kind of tilted and you just don’t know what to make of the thing in front of you. But other people around you seem to get it. And once they tell you (more than once) about it, you get it. Sort of. Or you fake it well.

Yeah, twitter is like that.

The more I use twitter, the more I like it.  It’s the learning curve that’s such a pain.  I am trying to get my public library pals to create tweets that announce when the top selling book on the NYT Bestseller list changes.  Or for reminders for programs to those who signed up.  It will take a bit of tweaking of twitter to get that just right, I think.

And I love this popular mashup – http://twittervision.com/