Monday, April 2, 2007

Benefits and Pitfalls of Myspace

Myspace is sharing community that can include anything from musicians, authors, book clubs and a number of others, all with benefits for a library district. It is an easy way to advertise as well as build communities and share information. As a library it would be hard to maintain a site that is appropriate, mainly because anyone can comment on your page as long as they are already your friend. For small communities like book clubs or other meeting groups it is ideal, but when trying to use it for anything on a larger scale it might become out of control or overwhelming. Merely the ability to find people and groups with similar interests, this technology could be useful but on a small scale for groups inside the library and not the entire library itself.

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