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ERIC Number: EJ786570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct-15
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0363-0277
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Bonfield, Brett
Library Journal, v132 n17 p26-29 Oct 2007
While librarians and users have been inundated with advice on how to produce content for MySpace, blogs, and other Web 2.0 services, there's been much less discussion about using newer technologies to consume all this new content efficiently. These technologies are new to everyone, and the flood is hitting all people at the same time. People must learn how to use information better and to share that understanding. By removing software as a barrier, they can focus on data. Too often they conflate data and interface, talking about blogs, podcasts, or "Second Life" (a 3D virtual world where users can socialize, connect and create using voice and text chat) as if drastic adjustments must be made to process the data. But it is generally just text, supplemented with photos, audio, or video. This article discusses how to create new web content and the best and fastest ways to process it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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