Todays Class – Social Networking and Bookmarking

Today in class we will be talking about social bookmarking and networking. Before talking about these items we will have a guest speaker Chanitra Bishop who will be talking about how technology is being used in the Information Commons.

We will take a few minutes to talk some more about the Mashup assignment. In taking a look at the maps that were created there were a few things that I did not communicate very well and want to clear up any confusing that may exist.

The social networking portion of the class will include a brief discussion about libraries using sites to communicate with patrons. We will split up into three different groups and each group will use either facebook, ning, or myspace to create a group for the class.

After creating a social networking group we will start to explore social bookmarking websites. Each person will be randomly assigned one of the following social bookmarking websites: