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Where Technology Meets Medical Librarianship

Tech Talk recap from MLA

In a brief summary this is some of the things that caught my attention at MLA. Some new some old but, until I can do a more substantial post here’s what was going on and where to find out more.

Library labs http://www.deakin.edu.au/library/news/labs.php

Evernote http://evernote.com/

Android http://code.google.com/android/

Bright Kite http://brightkite.com/

Microsoft Surface http://www.microsoft.com/surface/index.html

Site meter http://www.sitemeter.com/

Doodle http://www.doodle.ch/main.html

Moodle http://moodle.org/

Netvibes http://www.netvibes.com/#General

IGoogle http://www.google.com/ig

Web Junction http://www.webjunction.org/do/Home

Jing http://www.jingproject.com/

Freebase http://www.freebase.com/

Aviary http://a.viary.com/

Osalt http://www.osalt.com/

Pipes http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/

RSS FWD http://www.rssfwd.com/

Second Life http://secondlife.com/

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Filed under: MLA, social networking, web 2.0

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.

Filed under: MLA, social networking