Like any good blogger, I occasionally check my blog’s statistics and when I see a viewing spike or a lot of interest in a post I’ll poke around to see what’s going on. This week I saw just such a spike. It turns out that my li'l ol' blog was part of two people's homework… Continue reading And now for something new
Week I'mNeverGoingToBeAbleToLeaveMyAparementAgainAmI wasn't been too bad. There was an AISL Boarding School Librarians chat on Monday, and I'm joining in a Mussar study group in Brooklyn (along with my father and an aunt). The sun is shining and it's getting warmer - maybe we won't see snow again until fall? But then there's the political… Continue reading Finding my happy place
Cleaning out my spam filter and saw this: Torn between guilt that a spammer can no longer find good information and not caring. Leaning more towards the latter.
Between this blog and the one I manage for Amawalk Monthly Meeting, I get to see some interesting spam messages. Here's the header from one - it made me giggle: Author : Helena Bonham Carter (IP: 22.214.171.124 , 199-116-86-141.5280enterprises.com) E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org URL : http://digghits.com/story.php?id=341552 As if HBC would use Phoebe Cates as her e-mail alias! A… Continue reading Spammy Thoughts
This year was filled with highlights and a few lowlights - but why dwell on the latter? The most important thing for me this year was learning with, and from, my friends, peers and colleagues. Some are librarians, some administrators, others teachers or "civilians": my professional life has been made richer by knowing them. Note… Continue reading 2011 Round-up, part two
Twitter / erniec: Maybe the time is passing ... My response to Ernie? Twitter serves some purposes, elist serve others. Twitter reminds me of the philosophy class I took in prep school. Our teacher started the year with assignments designed to teach us precision in language: define "me" in exactly ten words, or using… Continue reading The right tool for the task
At the NEIT2010 conference, a few people asked me about twitter - most specifically, why Twitter? It's something I get asked frequently, and with the help of the amazing @InfoWitch (aka Karyn Silverman) I was able to give people the following (brief) explanation: It's better than asking a question via e-mail or text because with… Continue reading Why Twitter?
Some of this I've said before, but check out my post on the YALSA blog anyway.
The idea of a back channel is still relatively new to conferences - for those of you who don't know what one is, it's the ability for the audience (and I'm using the term loosely, because it includes both those actually at the session and those following it from afar) to interact with each other… Continue reading Back[stab]channels
Julia Stiles' post about Twittering in a forest struck a nerve. People need to have a record of their experience to validate it, to remember it, to understand it. Why else did we start writing? That’s all the more exaggerated now in this hyperactive age of constant reportage; Twitter, Facebook, three million “news” stations each… Continue reading Making Connections