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Blog posts from October 2007

Coming Up for Air Guitar

Submitted by Tom Peters on October 30, 2007 - 10:20am

Computer games that combine gaming with mild to intense physical exercise, such as Dance Dance Revolution and the Wii, seem to be gaining popularity both within and without libraries.  Having libraries host “rock the stacks” battles of the bands also has proven to be a popular way to lure teens into libraries. 

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Peppy le Pew and Snidely Whiplash

Submitted by Tom Peters on October 29, 2007 - 5:18pm

For the past few days I've been an early morning denizen of the Denny's restaurant at the corner of Munras and Fremont in Monterey/>, California/>/>.  It's close to my hotel and always open.  If you're an early morning person in the Midwest, you're a REALLY early morning person on the West Coast. Read More »

Is Virtual the New Reality?

Submitted by Michelle Boule on October 21, 2007 - 6:57pm

Wenzel Denver Post article

While in Denver for LITA Forum recently, I read an article in the Denver Post entitled “We are our friends, our friends are us: MySpace and its offspring have transformed our link' thinking.” I found this article interesting for two reasons.

First, the author, John Wenzel, stated that MySpace will make $1 billion in ad revenue this year. One billion dollars. I had no idea, but I am not surprised. With all of the money we spend on things everyday, why wouldn't MySpace's 200 million members be clicking on those ads?

The second reason, and the one that really caught my attention, was this line:
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Be The Change You Want to Be, and Other Best Practices for Social Software in Libraries

Submitted by Michael Stephens on October 18, 2007 - 2:35pm

In just 12 months, from the time ALA Techsource published Web 2.0 & Libraries: Best Practices for Social Software, the influx of 2.0 type tools, books, articles about the tools, and conference presentations has been overwhelming. So much excellent content to take in!
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