Being Sociable

July 2009
Library of Congress Information Bulletin;Jul/Aug2009, Vol. 68 Issue 7/8, p138
The article reports on the Library of Congress' ventures in social networks and Web sites that allow users to generate and share content_sites, collectively called "web 2.0." It cites that Twitter, YouTube, iTunes and Facebook are the recent addition to the Library's web 2.0. It indicates that the Library considers several factors before participating in such pilot projects, including how resource-intense they are and if compatible with the Library's missions and strategies. It notes that developing new communication channels is one of its aims.


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