Two related posts from different universes: Lorcan Dempsy reporting on a D-Lib article in which the University of Washington is inserting links in Wikipedia to content they've digitized - "If Wikipedia is where many folks end up when they are looking for things, then it makes sense to have links there." And a post from Mashable.com describing how CBS is now partnering with sites like Ning and Meebo to allow their content to be distributed on these social networks. This is an attempt to combat YouTube, though for the life of me I can't see why they wouldn't allow their content to be distributed everywhere...
We're looking into placing library service-related ads in Facebook as an attempt to reach the students where they are. Surely there are other libraries doing this already?
Related to the above releases, Mashable.com is also reporting that Facebook will soon allow users to upload videos. The option's not live yet, and since libraries as entities aren't welcome on Facebook I'm not sure if this will be of professional interest to us, but it's all rattling around in my head as an example of meeting the users where they are. Got the rest of the day to think on this.
Hmmm, might have to consider subscribing to this Mashable.com site - first time I've heard of it, but it just popped up in a couple of other feeds. Mashable.com: Social Networking News.
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