Tuesday, May 22, 2007

libraries and blogging

As I have said so many times before (1 & 2). As the dissertation is about libraries,librarians and blogging, I thought I would do some interviews to get some idea's etc. But, what I found disconcerting (and I should've known this), was the lack of library blogs, in comparison to librarians who blog.
Is it me, or wouldn't a libraries advocacy be better placed by allowing libraries and customers to interface by this technology (and others)? I mean I'm not trying to sound like an old sour puss (which I can be), but I then came accross an a forum discussion on librarian blogger ning entitled Working our way around the red tape, in which Kirsten was trying to set up a blog but all blog entries would have to go through there PR department. Please. How ineffective is that? It seems weird as library professionals w can talk to ourselves through blogs but not our users.
Anyhow, thankful I sent a request to for libraries that blog and got inundated with offers of assistance. Thanks for that.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Release of new blog called last 100

A recent blog has come to my attention called last100.
It describes itself as :-
last100 will provide news, reviews and industry analysis on products and services related to the digital lifestyle, with a particular emphasis on how the Internet is being used throughout the home. The site is edited by Steve O'Hear, a London-based consultant and journalist. Steve also writes a blog for ZDNet called The Social Web and wrote and directed the Silicon Valley documentary In Search of the Valley .

Where does the name last100 come from? It refers to what industry insiders call the "last 100 feet" problem, which is the gap between the typical home's computer and its living-room TV set. While the digital living room is a primary focus of last100, the site will also cover other areas of the digital lifestyle (VoIP, portable media, mobile web etc).

Mike Arrington over on techcrunch has also mentioned it. So for those diggital native, its worth a look.

Saturday, May 19, 2007


After watching Jessamyn West, I was inspired to add Ubuntu to my pc laptop. Unfortantely, I need to sort out the wi-fi drivers, but its better than windows (i am a mac user so forgive me). Anyhow, great video Jessamyn.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Set to 'away'

I've presently been in down mode. In other words i've taken a rest before starting my 15000 word dissertation on blogging. As I have know started it i'll blog more on this subject and will even write some ramblings I may filter through.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

I am 1 years old

Not literally. I have now been blogging for one year, and as this was an experiment in social media, its one I've enjoyed mainly. Anyhow, I would like to take the opportunity to thank thoses that have read this blog and also posted on it to.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Last essays done

Now a 15000 word dissertation, but first, a large drink..........ahhhhh, now I see where twitter comes in useful