Thursday, March 27, 2008

How Safe are Social Networking Sites?

Apparently less dangerous than we have been lead to believe!

I'm a little behind on my blog reading or I would have shared this much sooner. In his blog, Moving at the Speed of Creativity, Wes Fryer, in his post "Study encourages a less hyped view of social networking risks," writes about a recent study that "busts" some of the media induced myths about online predators and Internet safety. Wes does a quick review of the myths and includes links to the article and more.

I won't spend your time with a complete "regurge" - check out his post. It's worth the read if for no other reason than balance.

Lee Anne

Monday, March 24, 2008

What Should You Know About Social Bookmarking?

  • You should know that it makes your "favorites" accessible from any computer.
  • You should know that it allows for much more organizational control over your saved sites.
  • You should know that it allows you to share your bookmarked sites with others.
  • You should know that it is incredibly easy to use.
  • You should know that it is an efficient way to manage the voluminous information you encounter daily.
  • You should know that it is a class offered on the Eighth Floor.
  • You should know that it will be offered next on March 27th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm.

Want to know more? Following are links to articles, etc. that will get you started.

7 Things You Should Know About . . . Social Bookmarking
Web 2.0 Wiki Page on Social Bookmarking
Common Craft Video on Social Bookmarking
Delicious - Effective Social Bookmarking
My own Delicious Account - Click on the tags to the right to get more specific.

Just Sharin'
Lee Anne