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Where Technology Meets Medical Librarianship

Week 3 – Michael Chiarello style rant

Ok, so this week we are exploring the wide world of social networking software. For this experience that means Facebook and Linked In. Honestly, I’m not enthusiastic about this. A “profession” should not have to resort to gimmicks in order to reach its users. I loathe Facebook and Myspace and pretty much anything that is along the same vein. So now I’ve had to create two accounts to experiment with something I know I’ll be deleting later. I suppose I can say it is all in the name of research and nothing ventured nothing gained but, the only thing I’ve gained is a number of accounts I will be deleting in 6 weeks and more junk in my inbox. I am hoping that comments from my colleagues will open my eyes and I will find a kinder and gentler attitude towards professional uses of social networking sites. Thus far I am not impressed.

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Filed under: MLA, social networking

One Response

  1. I just stopped by your blog and thought I would say hello. I like your site design. Looking forward to reading more down the road.

    Robert Michel

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