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From Wikipedia: “Social software is normally defined as a range of web-based software programs. The software allows users to interact and share data with other users. This computer-mediated communication has become very popular with social sites like MySpace and Facebook , media sites like Flickr and YouTube , and commercial sites like Amazon.com and eBay . Many of these applications share characteristics like open APIs, service oriented design, and the ability to upload data and media.”
“ Photos and videos that appear on the library’s website may be gathered from public programs, events, and library spaces. Photos, images and videos submitted by users for online galleries or contests may also be used by the Library for promotional purposes. To ensure the privacy of individuals and children, images will not be identified using full names or personal identifying information without written approval from the photographed subject, parent or legal guardian.” PATRON PRIVACY
WHY BOTHER? BECAUSE OVER 450 MILLION PEOPLE USE IT? TARGET NEW LIBRARY PATRONS? BUILD AN ONLINE COMMUNITY OF FANS? START A CONVERSATION WITH POTENTIAL PATRONS? INSTANTLY PROMOTE YOUR LIBRARY’S EVENTS, COLLECTIONS & SERVICES? BECAUSE IT IS FREE? BECAUSE IT IS FUN?