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Monday, May 19, 2008

23 Things on a Stick

23 Things on a Stick is a statewide, Minnesota library learning project for which I sit at work and get paid to blog, but not here, here. The intent is to get library staff more digitally savvy about so-called Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 issues. I'm not sure if the point is to explore how user-generated and modified content is changing how information is stored and accessed, or just to be knowledgeable about services our patrons might be using or might need help with. Both I suppose. I don't have to participate, but it's an excuse to learn new things about familiar web apps, or perhaps to think about them critically or philosophically for the first time. I will find it a challenge to blog in complete sentences and organized paragraphs. I will find it a challenge to revisit my prejudicial assumptions about things like Facebook and Twitter (23 Things is especially big on the social aspect of Web 2.o, if that doesn't sound redundant). Given that I am one of the least social people I know, it should be an interesting experience. I am already surprised to find that Twitter is kind of fun.

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