Last of the stuff from the wiki

November 12, 2007 at 7:50 pm (Library 2.0)

Here’s the last stuff from the wiki – these are all works in progress, as far as creating short learning sessions for them.
Screencasting? resource:

Distant Librarian (

O’Reilley – What Is Screencasting? ( ( monthly fee site for screencast hosting, delivery, etc.

Screencast-O-Matic (

Jing (

Gather No Dust – My First Screencast… (

Screencast re. Open Library ( via the Disruptive Library Technology Jester.

Slideshare (

Slidecasting – Add Audio On Slideshare ( via Librarians Matter.
Lifestreams? resources:
Mashups? resources, sites, what-have-you:
Groups – like Google Groups (, Yahoo Groups (, and now Group Swim (

Seems like the whole “Groups” idea was a precursor to current social networking practices. Interesting to see how/if it’s evolved. Of course, if we’re exploring precursors to current social networking phenomenon, then we’d have to look at chat rooms as well – not a bad idea, since chat rooms are one of those things that quickly gets filtered. Maybe if we understand them, we can make more informed decisions about their use in libraries and schools…

Learning about Chat:

We could always start with Wikipedia’s definition of Chat Room (, but it looks a little on the thin side, so we should also check out some other sources (I’ll find some soon…)

Chat places:

Yahoo ( of course.

Here’s one that has a high Google rank – I didn’t go into any of the chat rooms, but take a look at the categories available. Chat Avenue ( says they have a Kids Chat section, but it’s stuck in the middle of a lot of other chat room possibilities that are probably not as kid-oriented…

People Connection ( at AOL looks like another chatty type area.

Of course, chat rooms have their counterpart in IM, with group chat functions. Group chat can be pretty useful in organizations, the online equivalent of a conference call. If people are spread over a diverse area, then group chat can be a good way to handle discussions, particularly if they involve the sharing of web resources – you can post links, and people can look at them while keeping up with the chat.

Message Boards

Here’s another early incarnation of social networking that became something else but still has applications and users all over the world. A nice article about Message Boards can be found at the Common Craft show, in their post What Are The Differences Between Message Boards And Blogs? (


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