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Libraries Share

I often point out in my presentations that libraries and librarians are sharers at their core. We share our collections, our space, our experitise.
So what does it mean when Facebook trumps e-mail? Check out this Mashable post:
Sharing on Facebook Now More Popular than Sharing by Email
“According to AddToAny, Facebook now dominates sharing, with 24 percent of shares from the widget consisting of users posting items to the social network. That handily beats out email (11.1 percent) and TwitterTwitter (10.8 percent), making the world’s most popular social network also the most popular service for sharing content.”
I’d say it’s useful to re-evaluate the library’s sharing strategies in the context of its community and mandate, environment. It would be a longish discussion and one that required a lot of experiments and trials. It would be fun too.

Posted on: July 27, 2009, 10:49 am Category: Uncategorized

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