The New Digital Divide
This group explored the New Digital Divide.
The New Digital Divide
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Brandweek is saying that advertisements sent via SMS text are becoming a normal sighting among cell-phone users (38% of users recalled seeing them in the past few months). What really aggravated surprised me was the response to what could be viewed as an intrusive form of advertising:
Perhaps most encouraging for advertisers, says the report, [...]
I’m prepping classes and presentations right now and my eyes fell on this OLD link from walkingpaper:
Aaron lists some things libraries can do to improve techie stuff. How many have you done? How far have we come?
Here’s just a few of his ideas:
3. Have CD burning available for patrons at your [...]
OMG! LOL. TTYL. For many adults over the age of 30, the former groupings of letters would seem incoherent, but for a newer generation of technologically-savvy young adults it can say a lot.
“Instant messaging, or IM, is not just bad grammar or a bunch of mistakes,” says Dr. Pamela Takayoshi, Kent State University [...]
As instant message reference freed patrons from having to come to the library, text messaging reference frees them from their desks or laptops. Yale Science Librarians offer a text messaging reference service to meet this preference for mobility: patrons can text a librarian from study halls, classes, laboratories, dorms, offices, or even from the [...]
Some say that IM is on the verge of extinction and that forging into such territory for virtual reference so late in the game is a waste of a library’s energy. You can surely count me as one of those who agrees with that statement. I predict, as do many others, that virtual reference [...]
Virtual Reference business card Originally uploaded by Joey Digits
Text message reference marketed via a business card. Joey – please let us know how it goes.
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Remember the wave of virtual reference talk a few years back? Remember how virtual reference services were supposed to change the very foundations of what we do? Remember how some librarians discovered that those systems required users to navigate into a slowly loading chat queue inside their browsers so you could send, or “push,” [...]