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Actual Work Using Facebook



Just a small aside… but I’ve been doing real live work the last two days using facebook (go friend me – David Lee King at facebook)!

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?).

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  • http://librarytrainer.com/ Lori Reed

    I originally set up my Facebook account just to see what all the fuss was about. I was skeptical because I hated MySpace. But now I’m using Facebook on a daily basis for work and play. For work I have found it to be a great way to connect with staff who I know and a way to break the ice with staff who I have not met. With email you usually feel like you need to have a specific point or purpose. Facebook allows for more casual encounters and lets you see what staff are thinking and feeling in general.

  • http://librarytrainer.com Lori Reed

    I originally set up my Facebook account just to see what all the fuss was about. I was skeptical because I hated MySpace. But now I’m using Facebook on a daily basis for work and play. For work I have found it to be a great way to connect with staff who I know and a way to break the ice with staff who I have not met. With email you usually feel like you need to have a specific point or purpose. Facebook allows for more casual encounters and lets you see what staff are thinking and feeling in general.

  • http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2549911402 Chellie Oleson

    We set up a group page for Ask a Librarian, and got a small response. Once we built the widget to be able to contact the online reference service from Facebook, we’ve gotten much more interest. MySpace is still out biggest social networking market, however.

    http://apps.facebook.com/askalibrarian/
    http://apps.facebook.com/libraryaal/
    http://www.myspace.com/askalibrarianfl

  • http://oneminutecritic.wordpress.com/ Sam

    I’ve been joining lots of local groups, particularly ones that focus on “Things to do” in my town (Vancouver, WA). I’ve been posting video promos of a program I’m planning. So far, only a small response.
    Otherwise, i use Facebook for professional networking, as my social network of choice.

  • http://oneminutecritic.wordpress.com Sam

    I’ve been joining lots of local groups, particularly ones that focus on “Things to do” in my town (Vancouver, WA). I’ve been posting video promos of a program I’m planning. So far, only a small response.
    Otherwise, i use Facebook for professional networking, as my social network of choice.

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  • http://beth.tyepad.com/ Beth Kanter

    I did research for an article I’m writing about socnet techniques via facebook – now I’m getting feedback on the drafts.

    If you want to comment ,check it out
    (you have accept my offer of friendship to read the notes)

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=7125149347&id=504747699&index=4

  • http://beth.tyepad.com Beth Kanter

    I did research for an article I’m writing about socnet techniques via facebook – now I’m getting feedback on the drafts.

    If you want to comment ,check it out
    (you have accept my offer of friendship to read the notes)

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=7125149347&id=504747699&index=4

  • davidleeking

    Cool, Beth – I WILL check your article out. Nice use of Facebook and contacts!

  • davidleeking

    Cool, Beth – I WILL check your article out. Nice use of Facebook and contacts!

  • http://www.gbolahan.8m.net/ gbola

    Yes, I use links that users on facebook give to help with my work sometimes but the library services I have tried have not been that helpful. Can be better, really.

  • http://www.gbolahan.8m.net gbola

    Yes, I use links that users on facebook give to help with my work sometimes but the library services I have tried have not been that helpful. Can be better, really.

  • http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2549911402 Chellie Oleson

    We set up a group page for Ask a Librarian, and got a small response. Once we built the widget to be able to contact the online reference service from Facebook, we've gotten much more interest. MySpace is still out biggest social networking market, however.

    http://apps.facebook.com/askalibrarian/
    http://apps.facebook.com/libraryaal/
    http://www.myspace.com/askalibrarianfl