Friday, June 22, 2007

What I learned today.

I just read an article in the Globe and Mail about how kids are turning to social networks like Facebook to get information on using drugs. A poll company, Neilsen Buzz Metrics, recently analyzed 160,000 messages to find out what teens are talking about. The article goes on to point out that parents should be concerned about the types of misinformation their teens are getting through these chat sites.

"So where do you go to find a researcher who is intelligent, imaginative, skilled in the use of computers, devoted to discovering the truth, and knowledgeable about science, technology, history, and literature and who usually works for dirt and gets credit for nothing? After lunch I drove to the city library on Main and asked the reference librarian to find what she could on ... "
- James Lee Burke. Last Car to Elysian Fields. Simon & Schuster, 2003.

Thanks to Marylaine Block for finding that great tribute to librarians. She usually adds a quote to her weekly New Neat list of hot links and they are always enlightening or entertaining.

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