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Not everyone is enthralled with
Facebook. Woody Evans makes a strong case against librarians using
Facebook and other social networking sites as a primary marketing tool
for drawing patrons into their facilities.
Get Smart With Your
In these hard economic times,
everyone needs to be fiscally responsible. Lark Birdsong provides a
range of online resources to help consumers make educated decisions
when it comes to managing their finances.
Sharing a Future:
SLA 2010 attendee Cindy Shamel
highlights conference sessions and the INFO-EXPO exhibits, noting what
was hot, besides New Orleans itself, and takes a look at the state of
the association as members gear up for some likely changes in the
The Twittering of the Search World
Looking for ways to extract
useful info from your Twitter queries? David Mattison examines how the
big search engines and third-party vendors are attempting to fine-tune
tweeps and also throws in some Twitter-based search widgets, apps, and
tools for good measure.
Moving to the Big Apple:
Part 3. Reality Sets In
After months of planning
and procrastinating, former PC user Sheri Lanza now has joined the Mac
world. In the final entry of her series, Lanza shares how she’s
adjusting as well as her regrets and advice for those facing a similar
PC or Mac decision.
bq uses her innate logic to
question the value and validity of fuzzy sources of information
permeating the web from all angles and covering all possible topics,
from the most trivial to the most important.
‘A’ Is for ‘Android’
As of early spring 2010, there
were approximately 50 makes and models of Android phones available.
Gerry McKiernan looks at the Android market share; apps; and resources,
from websites to audiobooks, that will help users get the most out of
the Android operating system.
Both Sides Now
Researching in Spanish
Susanne Bjørner rates
ClasePeriodica, a product available through OCLC’s FirstSearch, as a
tool for researching Spanish magazine and journal literature.
My Life Connected - Tales of an Ongoing Relationship with
Guest columnist Walter
Nelson shares his Facebook story and tells why he thinks it’s a great
way to stay connected on numerous professional and personal levels, but
with some caveats.
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