Wow, Google hates women, that’s stupid”, observed my 10-year-old son. Needless to say, Google needs to get with the program. My son gets it. So should you.
While walking our the door to get coffee across the street, I overheard two students saying, "OMG it's so hot in the library, let's go study some place else." We have had unseasonably warm temperatures for a few days (65 degrees today), and the heat in the building is still on, leading to an uncomfortable... Continue Reading →
In his book, Trust Agents, Chris Brogan describes how people can become experts by sharing their answers on the web with more people. I believe librarians should be doing this as often as they can in order to showcase their expertise, and it's something I try to do whenever practical. Brogan describes the process as... Continue Reading →
The past two days I received two very nice compliments via social media. Both of them made me feel especially valued and appreciated, even if the kind words came from people I have never met in person. I'm posting them here for those days where things aren't quite so rosy. The first comment came out... Continue Reading →
Web Worker Daily has a post where they ask "Are Blog Comments Worth It?" I often ask the same question, particularly with the comments I get on my Business Blog. The Business Blog is primarily aimed at the faculty and students that I work with, although I do believe most of the hits to... Continue Reading →
It's hard to believe that it's been four years since I created the Biz Wiki. When I first wrote about using a wiki as a research guide, I had no idea where the wiki would go. For the four year anniversary, I think it's important to address some of the things that I've learned over... Continue Reading →
Over the past couple of months I have received numerous calls about the Biz Wiki. The callers, emailers, and IMers all have something in common: they all own a business or work at a business whose name or contact information is incorrect on the Biz Wiki. I even got a call... Continue Reading →