MySpace and Facebook
MySpace is not the best website ever. It can be hard to use, it can give a bad user experience. Nevertheless, people still use it because of the social experience.
Aaron got a teenager to update the Thomas Ford MySpace page.
What is the nature of the beast?
Profiles as Identity Performance
-Dynamic and Static
-user can change profile and picture and information regularly
-Connections between individuals creat a network
Groups and Identity
Using Facebook to benefit students
-links to traditional resources
-asking students on their own turf
–using a student’s public profile to assist them
The user-centric approach
-Karen Schneider’s “The User is Not Broken”
-meet the people where they are, not where you want them to be
–point of need service
Cliff created an ASK-A-Librarian group in Facebook
-librarians should represent themselves as an individual–create a group