One wonders for whom these hapless souls blog. Why do they chose to they expose their unremarkable opinions, sententious drivel and unedifying private lives to the potential gaze of total strangers? What prompts this particular kind of digital exhibitionism? The present generation of bloggers seems to imagine that such crassly egotistical behavior is socially acceptable and that time-honored editorial and filtering functions have no place in cyberspace. Undoubtedly, these are the same individuals who believe that the free-for-all, communitarian approach of Wikipedia is the way forward. Librarians, of course, know better.
What blows me away here is even as I read this, one of the things on my plate is a two-day consulting gig at the Purdue University Libraries to further explore internal and external blogging with them. Their Dean of Libraries, James Mullins, gets it!
Karen just posted this: http://freerangelibrarian.com/archives/042805/blaise_cronin_gorma.php. Please give it a look.
And FML just posted: http://www.familymanlibrarian.com/?p=882
And this from one of my favorite blogs: http://www.mchron.net/site/edublog.php?id=P3166