It’s 12/12/12, at 12:12 pm. And I am posting this … well … just because!
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The rest of us thought it’d be funny to try, so we did. And yes, my family tends to gather around the computer to watch a funny Youtube video, look at a silly website, etc. Anyway, here are the results my family got while playing this game:
A couple of observations:
I’m fine with finding photos of my kids online, and wasn’t too surprised at those results. I know how it works. But how about other people who put private moments online for, say, a grandparent to see? Or someone posting photos and information, and not really thinking of the connectivity that the web provides? That can REALLY freak some people out, and might feel a bit like “Google knows who you are.”
What to do? Teach your customers (and staff) the implications of posting online, whether that’s a blog, a photo-sharing site like Flickr, or even an all-in-one social network like Facebook.
If it’s online, people can find it. Period. Teach people how to set their privacy setting in social networks, and also teach them that once something’s online, it’s most likely available to EVERYONE IN THE WORLD.
And then, teach them how to deal with that. Fun, huh?
Update – check out Posting Photos of Your Kids on Facebook: The Realities by the ReadWriteWeb.
As long-time readers of my blog know, I like to write and share music every once in a blue moon. I don’t know when the next blue moon might be, but it’s the end of the year, so here’s a song!
I’ve been working on a book for much of 2011, and will be doing more writing in 2012 … and I’ve been editing myself a lot … so I thought I’d write a song about editing myself.
Feel free to take a listen (song is embedded above)! I’m playing with Bandcamp too – here’s my Bandcamp page. If you REALLY enjoy the song, feel free to buy it for a whopping $.99 (plus tax, I think). Bandcamp is cool!
OK – the song…
Editing Myself (by David Lee King)
Drinkin lots of coffee, got my writerâ€™s hat on
inkin lines on my laptop, typin into dawn
if it doesnâ€™t measure up, if my copy donâ€™t fly
Iâ€™m gonna click and drag it right into my trashcan pile
I am editing myself
I am editing myself
pullin my thesaurus off the shelf
cause I am editing myself
I donâ€™t always scribble everything exactly right
all my words donâ€™t rhyme and my letters seem to fight
I can highlight copy paste to my heartâ€™s content
rewrite what i donâ€™t like until my brain is spent
now i got a rhyming dictionary and Iâ€™m lookin up a word
I need three syllables that rhyme with bird
not sure how itâ€™ll fit, it is probably absurd
but if youâ€™ve listened this far, well, you might have overheard
Enjoy, and here’s for a wonderful 2012!
Guess what? I’m a bit embarrassed. Why is that? well, I was wrong about a couple of things that my library does. And I HATE being wrong. Especially in such a public forum. But – I can admit when I goofed up, so here goes.
Here are the facts about Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (as they apparently stand this fine Sunday morning, pointed out to me by one of my colleagues):
So – I think I’ll go make a couple small edits to my last three posts, to correct those bits of wrong info. And maybe pay a bit more attention to nametags for the next couple of weeks.
Let the public flogging commence…