Monday, April 20, 2009

A couple of recent articles

Hoofnagle, C. (2009) "How policy makers, journalists and consumers should talk differently about Google and privacy." First Monday, 14 (4).

Nice quote from conclusion: "We must get beyond notions of good and evil when thinking about Google."

The Journal of virtual worlds research, 2 (1) focuses on Pedagogy, Education and Innovation in Virtual Worlds.
Particularly relevant to the information world is:
Mon, L. (2009) "Questions and Answers in a Virtual World : Educators and Librarians as Information Providers in Second Life." Journal of virtual worlds research, 2 (1).
"This peer reviewed research study explores the varying roles that educators and librarians fulfill in Second Life, examining techniques they have evolved for teaching, providing information, and answering questions within a virtual world. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 educators and librarians ..."
Photo by Sheila Webber: Duck family, Amsterdam, April 2009

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