I discovered the value of groups on Facebook.
I can enjoy group discussions on a separate page and not have to stream that conversation through my profile where my non-library friends would only be annoyed.
Today's adventure was joining Facebook's Library 2.0 Interest Group. It's 9,995-members strong and it offers a discussion page of varied posts such as this from a Library of Congress librarian: Did you know that an article on Web 2.0 has been written in Arabic? I wish the post had described how or if the content differed from any other nation's academic literature on Web 2.0. (Only the abstract is available in English) But I can ask that in a discussion group, can't I?
My most fruitful find was AnnaLaura Brown's link to her http://www.socialnetworkinglibrarian.com/ page. She describes social networking as vital to understanding the culture of our patrons.
I see this group as a good professional development group, only not as beneficial as some of the other library blogs I've signed up for with that handy Google Reader. Still, I'll be checking back.
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