Thing #11: Diggin’ the Mixx-Social Media

Social Media. um. uh. hmm.
This Thing’s functionality in a library has left me a bit speechless!
I ended up searching “social media” on Digg and Mixx to generate a thought on how social media sites could be used in libraries. This exercise provided this answer: it’s a quick media search on a topic. Unlike using a search engine, such as Google, to find recent articles or commentary, do a quick search on one of these social media sites. Query results are quick! Not only will you find a variety of information sources, i.e. newspapers, TV news, you’ll find a diverse selection of article/report reviewers. It’s very non-academic and sometimes, that’s just what we’re looking for.


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