Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Thing #19- Web 2.0 Awards List

When I saw Facebook on this list, I knew I had finally found my "excuse" to try it. My husband and I have both said many times that we should set up accounts on Facebook, but we never stopped to do it. Tonight we took the plunge! Oh my gosh! We have had so much fun. I think the best thing about it for me was watching him reconnect with long lost buddies. He is from North Texas and has lost touch with many of his high school friends. Tonight he reconnected with many of them! This has been so awesome! I want to "play" on my own account more, but I am not allowing myself that privilege until I have completed my 23 Things. :) Got to have priorities...ha!
As far as how Facebook relates to me as a librarian, I think I might have to "stretch" it a little bit. Of course the special part to Facebook is the social networking that can be done. In the work setting this would be beneficial to network with other librarians. I am not sure that I would go so far as to say that I would use this with students since I am an elementary librarian and elementary age kids shouldn't (in my opinion) have Facebook accounts. I think I would have to say that I would most likely use this site to network with peers for ideas and upcoming events, author visits, etc.

2 comments:

  1. I, too, have just discovered Facebook. It amazes me when someone I haven't heard from in years wants to "Be My Friend". I can see where one might get caught up in it. Never enough time, I am just trying to work on Thing #12 and I have been at the computer for 2 hours. I have been wandering through the world of blogs.

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  2. I took the plunge at the end of April and was so excited to reconnect with high school friends that I lost touch with. However, I haven't been able to get on again until this week! It is an great example of social networking.

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