Sunday, January 20, 2008

OnlineSocialNetworks: A New Majordomo List

Colleagues/

Launch of OnlineSocialNetworks Majordomo List

During the past several years, online social networking sites have become quite pervasive within a variety of personal and professional communities. As noted by Wikipedia, “a social network service focuses on the building … of online social networks for communities of people who share interests and activities … . Most social network services … provide a collection of various ways for users to interact, such as chat, messaging, email, video, voice chat, file sharing, blogging, discussion groups, … [etc.]”

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_network_service]

[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_social_networking_websites]



[http://valleywag.com/tech/data-junkie/the-world-map-of-social-networks-273201.php]

This list is intended to serve as a forum in which individuals of any and all interests can discuss Any and All issues relating to Online Social Networks, most notably their current and potential use by libraries/librarians and/or their current/potential use within institutions of higher learning.

Significant discussion items will be highlighted in my Friends blog

[http://onlinesocialnetworks.blogspot.com/]

TO SUBSCRIBE to the OnlineSocialNetworks list send the following

subscribe onlinesocialnetworks YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

TO majordomo@iastate.edu

Once subscribed, subscribers can post messages by sending to

onlinesocialnetworks@iastate.edu

OnlineSocialNetworks is currently an UnModerated List.

Thanks for Your Interest!

/Gerry

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