Michelle already elaborated a bit on Microblogging in a follow-up from the MLA Webcast last week, but this great video from CommonCraft provides a good, short explanation of the most popular microblogging platform, Twitter:
I have a Twitter account, I sometimes update my Facebook status, and I have a Pownce account that I don’t use. I haven’t seen any applications of microblogging that struck me as particularly useful to libraries or medicine, but I’ve found they can be a good bit of fun.
- Medical librarian Melissa Rethlefsen wrote a bit about Twitter in Library Journal (7/15/2007)
- Ratcatcher (of OMG Tuna is Kewl) has collected a number of bookmarks tagged with both “libraries” and “twitter”