November 11, 2007
Facebook and Libraries
Lorcan Dempsey's weblog: Parents at the party quotes from an article on EducationGuardian.co.uk in which students indicate that they don't want faculty and librarians in MySpace and Facebook, but prefer to keep those spaces as fun, friend-oriented, off-the-record parts of their lives. Perhaps it's related to the rash of stories about graduates who lost job opportunities after an interviewer found their online profile or incriminating pictures, or perhaps the differences between generations about privacy aren't so different as we thought.
Ironically, the same day, I read a post in Stephen's Lighthouse, Facebook Institutions heralding the ability of institutions to have Facebook Profiles.
Will we be patting ourselves on the back for mastering the social network only to find we have only ourselves to talk to?
Posted by janeblum at November 11, 2007 06:04 PM