Social Web Literacy

We'll be discussing the Social Web and how knowing about it can help us make libraries more relevant to our social web savvy patrons.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Collabortaing on your family tree

There are new tools to connect and collaborate on your family tree with far-flung family members. Geni is just one of several social web genealogy sites that allow you to do this. It's extremely easy to click in and start adding names, dates, and relationships. But once your family memory starts to fade, enlist other family members to join your tree. Enter an email, invite that cousin in another state or country, and have them continue adding branches on their side of the tree.

You might be concerned about privacy matters. Understandable. Geni allows you to make things private or hidden from anyone not within your list of family.

Family collaboration from all around the world is just another example of the power of the social web. Explore it. Understand it better. Participate in it.

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At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I signed up with Flickr using the moniker FredFlintstone64 and posted two photos that are oddly connected.


At 12:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 12:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Played with Flikr. Posted some photos of my year in Japan (teaching English). My user name is Toodelicious.--Sue Cole

At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Used, very excited about sharing this with my family and building our incredible family tree!
Also saw two beautiful dachshunds in class. They have ver furry sites and I know that their mommy loves them very much or she wouldn't spend so much time helping them with their sites!
Wags and Licks!

At 12:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

LibraryThing - Frank

User name: frankholcomb

At 12:38 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Annaliese says:
This workshop was both very informative and fun! I used the LibraryThing site to record reference books of my own.Thanks so much!

At 12:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 10:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to thank you for the class. I enjoyed it and there was a ton of information. I only wish the class could have been longer so each topic could have explored more deeply. Again, thanks!


At 12:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used Flickr. Lots of info. today. Thank you for the class. Carol crich7588

At 11:22 AM, Anonymous paulD said...

GENI is fantastic! And free? It can't be true! lol Thank you for the link!


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