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Using Social Media to Enhance Your Research

Social media can be a powerful tool in research. We offer a few examples, and links to the thoughts of other bloggers.

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Privacy and the Power of Social Media

According to the blog Lifehacker, “Facebook is tracking your every move on the Web; here’s how to stop it.” Some of Facebook’s “social web apps all send information to Facebook and can post to your profile or share with your friends whether you want them to or not.” And logging out is not enough to […]

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Is Social Media Important for Libraries?

The prevalence and use of social media is expanding with Facebook being the most popular such site. How should libraries respond to this? EHSL offers some thoughts on our experience in this area.

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Balance between privacy and the public record

According to the AllFacebook blog and PC Magazine, the FTC has agreed to allow Social Intelligence Corp to  collect and keep files of social media users’ posts as part of a background-checking service for screening job applicants. The company claims it will keep this record for seven years unless you dispute it. Social Intelligence Corp. […]

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Libraries, Social Media & the Law

Today the Utah State Library offered a two-hour presentation on “Social Media and the Law” by Randy Dryer, a social media attorney, which I attended. At the beginning of his talk, he asked how many libraries had a social media policy. Only a handful, including myself, raised their hands. Dryer then went on to briefly […]

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