At the Association of Jewish Libraries 2009 convention in Chicago this summer, podcaster Mark Blevis led a session on Social Media that opened the floodgates of people's curiosity. Convention attendees wanted to learn more about social media: what it is, what it means to participate, and how to get started. As a continuation of that conversation, The Book of Life is offering a series of podcast episodes called "Why Be Social?" Here are the earlier segments: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
This is Why Be Social, Part 4. In this episode, blogger and podcaster Mark Blevis, the one who started this entire conversation, joins Heidi to talk about what it means to participate in life online. Scroll down for links to Mark's many online projects and for links to some non-Jewish social media sources I want you to know about (you'll hear why on the show). AUDIO:
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Mark Blevis's online projects:
Non-Jewish social media sites worth your participation:
- How to write a review on Amazon.com
- The New York Times' book blog, Papercuts at http://papercuts.blogs.nytimes.com
- The National Book Critics Circle blog at http://bookcritics.org/blog
- Kidlitosphere Central, a guide to children's literature blogs at http://www.kidlitosphere.org/KidLitosphere_Central/Sampler_Set.html
- Book Blogger Appreciation Week Directory at http://bookbloggerappreciationweek.com
- Social networks for readers like Goodreads, Librarything, or Shelfari
Produced by: Feldman Children's Library at Congregation B'nai Israel
Supported in part by: Association of Jewish Libraries
Theme music: The Freilachmakers Klezmer String Band
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