The Social Software Over There

Newsgator at AALL

Amusing. One one side of the world is Jenny Levine, the original library RSS bigot, pushing libraries to adopt new technologies from the bottom up, and here on the other side of the world is NewsGator offering their products for top-down adoption.

Why are law libraries interested in NewsGator? Could it be that social software increases productivity? Might it offer some competitive advantage? Do they just make it easier to communicate (and keep track of our communications) in today’s web-driven world? Well, that was all part of the sales pitch.

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11 thoughts on “The Social Software Over There

  1. Thank you for the mention and… well… I guess the photo. I thought I was in the middle of saying something (not nearly uncommon enough!) and thus the goofy look on my face. Sure wish I could remember what I was saying…

    But on the bright side one of the features of Newsgator we were touting at the show, paid off and drove me to the flikr photo. NewsGator’s Keyword feed function, where I can build a feed that constantly monitors for a term or phrase. And yes I have one created for “John Carmichael.”

    Thanks again for the post.


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