I just attended an online course on social software in reference and I did not learn anything. I keep wondering what I could write an article on or present to other librarians that they don't already know, but it seems like I already know what others are presenting to me. I really don't need a 40-minute demonstration on how to set up a MySpace page. I want to know how to get students to the library's MySpace page if I can't get them to the regular library Web site.
He went into the details of managing a wiki, but not so much on how or why. I'm sure this could have some great applications in the library instruction classroom, but I'm not yet sure how. I also hate how un-graphical wikis are.
I was the only person in the class who had played with Second Life other than the instructor, and my opinions were the same as his.
I'm trying to figure out the difference between technically-aware librarians and technically clueless. I feel like so few librarians are taking any interest in social softwares, rss feeds, widgets, or Web development. Is this perception valid? Of those who are not technologically aware, would most of them be interested in what I would have to say at a presentation? I've discovered so many great things in the past semester and I would love to share it, but I know there are plenty of others who know more than I do.