Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Web 2.0 kerfuffle

Librarians are not an especially excitable, argumentative lot on the whole, but occasionally a little kerfuffle breaks out. The latest one is over Twitter and other Web 2.0 communications media. It started with this blog post from Bob McKee (chief exec of professional body CILIP) and this response from Phil Bradley - if you're interested you can follow the debate from there.

Why might you want to do this? Well, as a reader of this blog you might just possibly be a fellow librarian, but even if you're not this might still be of some interest. There are big issues at stake here over authority, responsibility, participation and democracy, about how individuals and organisations communicate... or fail to. Organisations of all kinds and their members, customers, clients or supporters are going to have to address these issues soon, if they haven't already started doing so.

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