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October 20, 2014

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I Tried, I ‘Liked,’ I Shared: How Travis Jonker handles social media

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If there’s one thing you can say about all school librarians: we’re cat people. The other is: we like trying things. And when it comes to social media, I’ve tried it all.

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Anil Dash Keynote Rallies Librarians to Demand a Web for the People | TDS14

Anil Dash Keynote Rallies Librarians to Demand a Web for the People | TDS14

In an intellectually provocative keynote speech focusing on the privatization of the Internet, Dash called upon librarians to raise their voices and demand a more transparent, public Web.

What’s Your Online Persona?

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Are you an online adventurer, curator, amplifier, or something else? Learn about the 12 online personas, and tell us who you are in an online poll.

Facebook Changes Policy So Teens Can Now Share Posts Publicly

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Facebook has announced that it is changing its privacy options so that teens ages 13 through 17 can choose whether or not to post publicly on the site, a reversal of the company’s previous policy. Teens also will now be able to turn on “Follow” so that their public posts can be seen in people’s News Feeds.

California Kids Get Social Media ‘Eraser’—But It Might not Work

California Kids Get Social Media ‘Eraser’—But It Might Not Work

California minors now have the legal right to erase their social media posts, a positive step toward giving them greater control over their online identities—or is it? Online content, after all, is not so easily erasable, according to Gary Price, editor of Library Journal’s INFOdocket.

Librarians Use Social Networking Professionally More than Teachers and Principals, According to Report

Librarians Use Social Networking Professionally More than Teachers and Principals, According to Report

A recent report conducted by MMS Education reveals that librarians use social networking more than other educators.

INFOdocket: Top Resources for K–12

From a linguistic search technique to Wikipedia’s questionable coverage of Hurricane Sandy, the latest online resources selected by Gary Price, industry analyst librarian and editor of LJ’s INFOdocket (@INFOdocket).

KidLitCon 2012: Critical Reviewing in the Age of Twitter

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Facebook, Twitter, and blogs have made authors and book reviewers more visible—but have they also suppressed genuine literary criticism? Several book bloggers gathered at the New York Public Library September 29 for a KidLitCon 2012 panel discussion entitled “How Nice is Too Nice?: Critical Book Reviewing in the Age of Twitter” to explore the impact of social media on the book industry.