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Blackboard comes to Facebook

This doesn’t make me like Blackboard anymore, but it’s worth mentioning that you can now access Blackboard via Facebook with a new app. Let’s face it. You would live on Facebook if you could. Imagine a world where you could manage your entire life from Facebook – it’s not that far off! Right now, though, one thing missing is your academic life. You have to access a different system to  [ Read More ]


I’m about to install a new-to-me Firefox add-on called Yoono. I’ve also signed up for the private beta for the new version. This via TechCrunch: Yoono’s main draw at this point is its “Friends” widget, which offers all the features you’d expect from a social network aggregator. The widget compiles all updates from Twitter, Facebook, Piczo, Flickr, and Friendfeed, and displays them in a scrollable list. After clicking a person’s  [ Read More ]

Library Bans Social Networking

Stopped by Mishawaka Penn Harris Public Library to see for Myself Originally uploaded by mstephens7 I’m sure it’s not the first, but this picture from Michael Stephens is so sad. This is why I love that my job lets me go out to libraries and educate librarians. Today I went to my new public library – yes, I’m a bad librarian who hasn’t stopped in since moving – and was  [ Read More ]

New Facebook Privacy

I logged into Facebook this morning to see the following: Now you can use friend lists to control exactly who can see what. We’ve also added the option to share information with “Friends of Friends”. For more details, check out the Privacy page. Your Limited Profile is now a friend list on your Friends page. All of the same restrictions apply to the people on it. This new addition is  [ Read More ]

Facebook Apps

There are constantly new apps added to Facebook. I’m finding it hard to keep my list manageable. I am constantly turning down zombie and vampire invites (what do I need those for), but there are also some very useful apps in Facebook. iLibrarian has three parts listing great apps for librarians: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 In addition to these, Worldcat now has a Facebook app that you might  [ Read More ]

Social Networking – Good or Bad?

There was an interesting article in InformationWeek about how social networks are built to self destruct. Then over at CrunchGear there was a funny comic strip and some additional comments on the topic. Cory writes: Emails from Facebook aren’t helpful messages, they’re eyeball bait, intended to send you off to the Facebook site, only to discover that Fred wrote “Hi again!” on your “wall.” Like other “social” apps (cough eVite  [ Read More ]

More on Social Gaming

If Meebo isn’t your thing – there’s also doof. A social gaming site that I’ve been meaning to try out – but just haven’t had the time yet. doof is all about playing games and meeting people, we like to call it Social Gaming. Bursting with games and cool ways to meet and beat others, doof is a cutting edge social web application wrapped up in a visually stunning package.When  [ Read More ]

New Pages on Facebook

This is from a new post on the Facebook blog: You now have a way to connect with things you are passionate about. We’ve launched Facebook Pages, which are distinct, customized profiles designed for businesses, bands, celebrities and more to represent themselves on Facebook. We noticed people wanted to connect with their favorite music, restaurants, and brands; but there was no good place for these types of affiliations to exist.  [ Read More ]

No more MySpace

Well, no more MySpace for me. I gave it a whirl and have decided that I do not need an account on more than one social networking site and Facebook is the winner. I know that some people think that Facebook is becoming noisier and noisier – but for me, it still hasn’t reached MySpace levels. Lastly, most of my friends are already on Facebook and Facebook has Scrabulous! Technorati  [ Read More ]

More on Google Presentations

I mentioned how nifty Google Presentations was a couple of weeks ago, but last night I found a flaw. I was on a conference call with a few colleagues who I’ll be presenting with later this month and we were using this tool to edit our presentation. One of the people on the phone wanted to send us a link so he posted it in the chat window attached to  [ Read More ]

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