Michael Porter, my writing buddy, is to blame for some of it… We write the Internet Spotlight column in Public Libraries Magazine together, and he posted a question to his facebook friends. The plan is to incorporate some of those responses, some he’d gotten via email, etc into a cool article [status: article almost done, and IS cool].
So part of the work was copying/pasting quotes and contacting the quotees to get job titles, etc. Whew!
But that has spawned a whole host of facebook emailing back and forth, getting new information, thinking “out loud” via facebook email about library innovation in other areas, and even making a few new facebook friends.
So – real live library work in facebook. It can be done! Anyone else want to pony up? How do you use facebook to do actual work (or do you?).