First entry – Social Networking

Welcome to the first post in my INF206 blog.

Social networking is a way for other humans to connect with each other, to maintain existing relationships and to build new ones. Recently the phrase has taken on a more specific meaning, referring in particular to web sites that allow people to perform this type of social interaction online.

Social networking web sites, such as Facebook, allow users to publish their own thoughts and photographs and view those of people within their network – These people can consists of friends, colleagues, family or people who share common interests.

The social networking tools that I use personally are Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

During INF206, I hope to learn more about these and similar types of technology. I expect to learn how these technologies can be used in a library or information agency setting, and ways of gauging which tool might be best for a particular information agency.

– Belinda Bowditch