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SCS2007 Panel on Play

we started out the morning by playing “reverse scavenger hunt” (we are soooo playing this at GLLS2008!)
Amy Jo Kim - Putting the Fun in Functional
http://shufflebrain.com/
game design principles have been finding their way onto websites more and more
“social media” for her
1. player-created content (she likes to talk about the people who use your software as [...]

SCS2007 Panel on Rules

Looking for Group - Kevin Slavin
if we spend time in the worlds of these games, what happens when we extract these types of dynamics we’re used to in these worlds into the real world?
people who share space should share experiences
it’s one of the powerful things the software we have should do
it’s about changing the conditions [...]

SCS2007 5-minute Blitz Talks (Day Two)

Martin Wattenberg - ManyEyes
http://www.many-eyes.com/
part of the goal was to democratize visualization
saw a lot of political usage
saw citizen activism
also saw play
eg, tag cloud of Shakespeare’s favorite words was used to highlight specific words to create poetic phrases
blogs as a social “petri dish”
maybe the goal is connectivity, placed on blog where conversation can be pushed
there’s some competitive [...]

The Mudflap Flap

It’s rare when a library topic can generate more discussion than something as big as Talk Like a Pirate Day, but damn if the Mudflap marketing campaign from Wyoming’s libraries didn’t do just that in libraryland. Talk about going where your users are….
At first I thought, “Hmmmm…not sure about this.” But then I decided I [...]

Dear Twitter,

I use your service for pretty specific things, usually remembering quotes I’ve heard when I’m at a conference. I realize this isn’t why you created your service, but unintended consequences and all. So for me, it would be really great if you could let me tag my twits. I know that sounds kind of insane [...]

New York Times Becomes Browsable Again

First NY Times Restaurant Review, Circa 1859?
“While poking around in the newly opened archives of the New York Times yesterday, I stumbled upon an article called How We Dine (full text in PDF) from January 1, 1859. I’m not well versed in the history of food criticism, but I believe this is perhaps the first [...]

Vote Today to Get Library Panel on SXSW Program!

SXSW Panel: Why Do We Need Libraries Anyway 
“On June 25, 2007, California recognized the Internet Archive as an official library. As digital resources become a formal part of our civic structure we ask: How are physical and virtual libraries used, what are the emotional connotations of being a library, and what do [...]

The Shifted Librarian Is On A Brand New Server!

If you can read this, the move to the new server is complete!
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GTD with GR

John over at Library Clips does an amazing job of explaining just how detailed you can get using RSS aggregators to become more efficient by setting up a Getting Things Done implementation in Google Reader. It may even make your head swim a little. Me, I’m nowhere near this level of productivity, but it’s good [...]

Wii Potato

MooWee Plays Internet TV with Your Wii
“MooWee is an application that lets you watch Internet TV content on your television screen using your Nintento Wii game console. You’ll need an Internet broadband connection with a minimum bandwidth of 384kbps as well as an Internet browser on your Wii console in order [...]