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An anthropological introduction to YouTube October 4, 2008

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Blew me away and thanks to The Obvious? for pointing it out!

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Identity 2.0 – who’da thunk October 4, 2008

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This one is a bit old now but I still love it. Takes a while to load but well worth the wait.

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Tour of Info Island / Second Life Libraries October 4, 2008

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Not sure if I like the music it’s all a bit pseudo futuristic for my taste but nice to be take on a tour

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Things we shoulda done but we were …? [No. 1] May 8, 2006

Posted by unamable in Library 2.0, library thing, LibraryLand, Repatronising.

"Information guides to help members quickly get down the learning curve on any topic." that's what Zimbio calls itself. It also has gurus who "…. organize and review content, and to provide general guidance for [the] portals. This develops into a much more collaborative model "Over time, we expect there to be multiple gurus per portal."

Erm didn't libraries useta do something kinda like that? Except, with all due respect, we may have lost the plot a little in upgrading these valuable services to the digital, or should that be the engagement, age.

Zimbio's features include: a Group Blog, Member Photo Albums, a Linkroll, a Feedroll, a Searchroll, a NewsTracker, a BlogTracker, an ImageTracker, a Notepad & a Forum

In a more formal context SirsiDynix has also connected to the idea evolving something they call rooms which "empowers librarians to collect, connect, and present valuable content – no matter the source – to meet people's needs." They offer a Starter Pack of 10 "rooms": Careers/Employment•Parenting• Genealogy• Entertainment• Reference• Personal Finance/Investment• Travel & Tourism• Home Improvement• Family Health/Fitness• Food & Drink as well as having the Reading Room. Rooms can also be "pointed at" certain patron groups i.e. Schools or Parents. The software also allows you to build your own "rooms"

Tusk …Tusk May 6, 2006

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and while I was getting together the previous post …this popped up courtesy of diamond geezer – a glimpse of London wired life ….and this is what it is all about

Blogistential May 6, 2006

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OK – I've been off the air for some time so I'm allowed a little blogel-contemplation surely? Nice one from NZ, l loved the thing about blogging being "MSN for for old people"

and irresistibly from gapingvoid

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a little dated this one but worth a review I believe..

The Seven Ages of Blog

1) Infant (mewling and puking in the nurse's arms)
Typical post: "So this is my first post. Hello world. I'm not quite sure why I decided to start a blog, but everybody else is doing it so I thought I'd have a go. Erm, what shall I write about?"

2) School-boy (shining morning face, creeping like a snail)
Typical post: "I had cornflakes for breakfast today. I am so hungover this morning. And didn't it rain a lot on the way to the office? Then Cally emailed me this really funny quiz – which Harry Potter character are you? I'm Ron who are you? Now I'm going to grab a coffee and then maybe get down to some work. I hope my boss here at Redford Officeware (hi Jonathan!) doesn't catch me blogging during work time!!"

3) Lover (sighing like a furnace, with a woeful ballad)
Typical post: "Isn't blogging great? I love writing about my street and my childhood and my cat and my hypochondria. Look at all these photos of Nigels' barbecue I took at the weekend. Isn't his dog cute? But I wonder if my comments are working, because I never seem to get any. Well, apart from that comment from my boss Jonathan telling me to get back to work before I was sacked. Hey, you'll never guess what hilarious Google searches I found in my referrer log today…"

4) Soldier (jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel)
Typical post: "Now I've got an audience, I'm determined to tell you all my opinions on world affairs. Every single one of them, in enormous depth, because my opinions are important and they're obviously correct. Which is why I couldn't believe the bullshit I just read on BluePatriot's blog. Does he not realise that Hurricane Katrina is a joint neocon/liberal conspiracy, and that President Bush is merely the figurehead? Wise up."

5) Justice (full of wise saws and modern instances)
Typical post: "Hi to you if you've just arrived here from Slashdot or the BBC news page. That was a very incisive post I wrote there, wasn't it? I'm so cutting edge these days. Everybody was saying that to me down at the blogmeet the other day, so it must be true. I've had to boost my bandwidth to cope with the extra traffic though, so please click on my Google blogads on your way out. And please vote for me in the BestBlogEver Awards 2005. Have you linked to my site yet, by the way?"

6) Lean and slipper'd (pipes and whistles in his sound)
Typical post: "Sorry it's been such a long time since my last post. I don't seem to have so much time for blogging these days, not since I met and married Chris, adopted those ten Albanian refugees and started my Open University PhD. Plus, you know, I really haven't anything new left to say any more."

7) Second childishness (mere oblivion, sans teeth)
Typical post: "So this is my last post. It's been a hard decision, but I'm totally blogged out and I need to reclaim my social life. And my garden needs me. And I'm really not coming back after a couple of weeks, honest, not even if you write me fifty really positive ego-massaging comments…"

Underground reading May 6, 2006

Posted by unamable in Blogosphere, LibraryLand.

I don't do it so much these days …. but the guilty pleasure of looking what other people are reading is beautifully captured in the Going Underground's Blog in its May 3 post.

Life Blogjam May 6, 2006

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Yes, well it was one of those periods where I probably had lots to say and blog about but, somehow – time creation skills, the inclination and the desire to say anything – got caught up in the fact that work took over and life took over from blogging about life.

At least if I were to form an excuse this would be it.

And I have to say that much of it has to do with many of the sentiments expressed here – Hugh I am humbled…

Hugh's blog is one of the nominees for the Bloggies in the Best British or Irish Weblog category – not the eventual winner but, hey! it appealed to me as a better-than-useful thing to do with the ubiquitous (at least here in  1 deg. North) business card.

What Samuel said ….. May 5, 2006

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After such a pause let me reconnect with the muse of this blog

"It will be the silence, where I am? I don't know, I'll never know: in the silence you don't know.

You must go on.

I can't go on.

I'll go on."

[from the Unnamable]

Blogtastic Teens February 1, 2006

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Not that I needed any confirmation but …… blogging is good for you.  This is a great series of posts on blogging and teens put together by Scott Wilson – which has the most informative “About” I have yet to come across.