Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Online communities

I have had a Facebook account for awhile now (I got coerced to join so my friends could have more friends!) but have never really got into it. I know some people who are really into it and spend time everyday updating it - it's just not my thing. I've been trying to keep an open mind about it and think of how the library could use it, but to me it has a bit of a cringe factor associated with it - are we trying too hard to be hip and cool? Will the students just see through this? I actually think that as Facebook becomes more and more commercial with more companies having accounts (and parents getting involved as well) the popularity is going to fade fast and the iGeneration will move on to the next big thing. I just can't get enthusiastic about it.