A website where the primary focus is connecting with other people.
MySpace is the most popular but the map shows that there are many others out there.
Usually integrates msgs, chat/IM, blogging and data sharing.
Please note, social networking sites are being used to drive traffic to our website! (example WDWD teen council )
FACT: Every day, people come to the library to use our computers to access social networking sites. FACT: A library should be a place where people can find useful and relevant information. FACT: We are the most logical people to help our patrons make their way in the ever changing world that technology has created. If not us, who? MySpace will soon be replaced by the next fad, but social networking of some sort will be a part of our library experience from now on -- it draws patrons in the doors and it creates opportunity for outreach as well. What does social networking have to do with the library?
Created October 2007 by Lisa Lindsay, MLIS of Fresno County Public Library.
Slide template and some content modified from a MySpace course by Diana Sachs-Silveira of Tampa Bay Library Consortium.
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