Those of you who were at our 2015 conference may remember Suzanne Parfitt from Charles Sturt University, Australia, and her … More
The World Map of Social Networks, which measures popularity of social networks around the world based on Alexa & Google … More
The Stay N Alive blog has an interesting post about how both Twitter and Facebook seem to have unceremoniously ditched … More
There are quite a few Question and Answer websites aiming to fill a gap left by search engine algorithms by taking a crowd sourcing approach to references services and over the coming weeks we will be reviewing a few of them.
Q&A sites are based on the premise that people answer questions better than search engines do and, I’m sure this is often true. But, as Yahoo! Answers regularly demonstrates, the wisdom of crowds is no sure thing. How do you ensure the quality of answers, or even the questions themselves?
We will be looking at how these services approach issues such as these, starting with Quora.
Cilip’s Multimedia Information and Technology Group held an excellent event on social networking and libraries yesterday (9th July) with speakers covering tools such as Facebook, Twitter, blogs and Foursquare as well as mobile technologies. Overview: http://kwiddows.blogspot.com/2010/07/social-networking-in-libraries-mmit.html also tweets on the seminar at #mmit
MMIT event: social networking in libraries. 9th July 2010. Liverpool.