Archive for May, 2008
Thanks to the MBLC for inviting me to present “Youth Trends: Advice from the Experts!” at the Nevins Library in Methuen, MA.
Slides are online at
Thanks to NHLA for inviting me to present not one, but TWO sessions!
Get Your Game On:
Additional gaming handouts, including the “About DDR” sheet that includes citations for two DDR studies, are online at http://informationgoddess.info/formsfliers.html
Thanks to everyone who attended the session on Twitter in Second Life at the Info Island International’s Open Air Auditorium on May 20, 2008. My twitter account is http://www.twitter.com/infogdss29
Slides are posted online:
Links are at http://del.icio.us/informationgoddess29/twitter
The handout content (from the Twitter notecard) follows:
What is Twitter?
Twitter is a microblogging application for text that encourages members to answer the question, “What are you doing now?” by posting a text message to their Twitter website at http://www.twitter.com. Similar to an away messages, members post what they are currently doing, reading, viewing, listening to, etc. Posting can be done via web, phone, browser search box or instant message.
Words to Know
Twit: someone who uses Twitter
Tweeting: the practice of using Twitter
What makes Twitter Web 2.0?
• User participation
What makes Twitter Social Software?
Friending! Members can elect to follow friends, so that their friends messages appear interspersed with their own. Conversations – and networking — often evolve. Updates from friends may be received on your preferred platform.
How can librarians and libraries use Twitter?
• Post reference questions (answers optional!)
• Note books to read, websites to visit, media to consume
• Keep in touch with friends and colleagues
• Conference and workshop microblogging
- Go to http://www.twitter.com
- Click Join for Free” to get to the Create a Free Account screen
- Confirm Password
- Email Address
- Character recognition
- Click “I accept. Create my account”
Library & Librarian Twits:
• Linda Braun – lbraun2000
• Michael Stephens – mstephens
• Meredith Farkas – librarianmer
• Steven Cohen – stevencohen
• ADA Community Library, Boise ID – adalib
• ALA – alaannual2007
• Cleveland Public Library – Cleveland_PL
• Lunar & Planetary Institute Library – LPI_Library
• UIUC Undergrad – askundergrad
• YALSA – yalsa
Thompson, Clive. “Clive Thompson on How Twitter Creates a Social Sixth Sense.” Wired vol 15 no 7 June 26, 2007.
Hamilton, Anita. “Why Everyone’s Talking About Twitter.” Time.
“Internet Slang Phrases.” Wikipedia.
A Twitter search application
Makes long web addresses short!
Twitter search application.
Twitter. LibSuccess. http://www.libsuccess.org/index.php?title=Twitter.
Get a copy of the SL Tweets HUD for L$1 at SL Exchange! (may require setting up an account and depositing Lindens!).
SLTweets understands the following commands:
(note: my Tweet HUD works on the channel 123; yours may be different!)
- /<code> setup <username> <password>’ – Register and store your Twitter Username and Password
- ‘/123 help’ – Get this help
- ‘/123 reset reset’ – Resets the SLTweets hud clearing all settings
- ‘/123 user’ – Display stored Username
- ‘/123 usersite’ – Visit the SLTweets.com Users Web Site
- ‘/123 channel <channel>’ – Change the command channel
- ‘/123 show|hide’ – Show or hide the HUD completely
- ‘/123 post <message>’ – Post your message to Twitter.com
- ‘/123 note <note>’ – Store note for current location
- ‘/123 tag <tag,tag,tag>’ – Store tags for current location
- ‘/123 search <criteria>’ – Search your tweets, notes and tags on SLTweets.Com
To record your location:
- Click on your map
- Click “Copy SLURL to clipboard”
- Paste into your tweet post
A SLURL looks like this:
where SIM = the name of the sim, and X, Y and Z are numerical coordinates:
Please note that if you click on a SLURL to teleport, you must launch Second Life, then open your map, where the region and coordinates will be filled into automatically, and then click to teleport.
Any sports gamers out there? EA Sports has contracted Wieden + Kennedy to do a series of ads featuring real gamers who play Madden, NCAA Football, Tiger Woods PGA, NBA Live, NHL or Fifa Soccer. If you do, and are interested, contact Monica Ranes at monica DOT ranes AT gmail DOT com!
Thanks to everyone who attended my session on Teen Read Week at the VT Library Association Conference.
Programs generated during the session:
Slides are online at Slideshare:
Thank you to the Brantford (Ontario) Public Library for hosting me at a youth services cooperative workshop on May 16, 2008.
Slides from the presentation are online at:
Links are at:
EDIT: Find the following handouts online at http://informationgoddess.info/formsfliers.html
- About DDR
- DDR Solutions, a comparison chart of dance pads
- Gaming Bibliography
- Gaming Glossary
- Reader’s Advisory to Gamers
- Sample Permission Slip
- Sample Photo Release for gaming programs
- Sample Poster
Thanks to everyone who attended my session at the King of Prussia (PA) Library on Videogaming with Teens at the Library!
(includes links from Lee Rush’s session on Developmental Assets)
Other tags of interest are bundled on my del.icio.us page under “King of Prussia” – scroll down and look for “King of Prussia” on the menu on the left.
Slides are posted on slideshare: