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Happy New Social Media Year

Here at Infopeople, the new year brings a generous buffet of free webinars, high ROI online courses, and a variety of special projects. You'll continue to hear about these from time to time right here on the Infoblog.

This blog, of course, is one form of social media we use to spread news, ideas and experiences to you, our community of librarians, library fans, library lovers and cognescenti. We are stirring the pot in some other social media channels as well:


Super Twitter and Facebook guides

If you ever need to show a patron or coworker (or family member or friend) how to use Facebook or Twitter, be sure to have these Mashable guidebooks handy! Each guidebook goes into nice detail (in a nice, accessible FAQ style) on a variety of topics from the basic (setting up an account) to more advanced features (sharing music or video, hiding Facebook notifications). Why reinvent the wheel with great tools like these around?


Who uses Twitter?

A new Pew Internet publication looks at how Americans use social network sites like Twitter to keep friends, family and/or total strangers updated about their lives. As of Dec 2008, 11% of online American adults have used a microblogging service like Twitter. Not surprisingly, age has a lot to do with who "tweets." From the publication's summary:


Blogroll Gleanings

Over on our 23 Web 2.0 Things blog we're maintaining a blogroll as a diary of each participants' work on the 23 things. There are almost 200 blogs! I will be highlighting some of the really interesting posts as I run across them.

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