Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

Memes on Twitter: #librariantvshows

December 21, 2009

A meme is a cultural idea or practice which is passed on between individuals, and is becoming an key part of internet culture.  For example, when a YouTube video “goes viral”, we mean that it has spread rapidly between users, often via social networks.

This is also happening on Twitter.  As well as topics that are trending, there are many sub-trending-threshold ideas which also gain momentum and entertain or provoke thought for a limited time.  When Nick Griffin appeared on the BBC’s Question Time programme earlier this autumn, #bbcqt was a lively Twitter meme for some hours before appearing under trending topics.

Last week, #librariantvshows brightened my Friday and though it didn’t trend, it entertained many people as a bit of pre-Christmas fun.  The object was to think of a TV show (this later blended to include books and films) whose title could be adapted to make it into a TV show involving libraries or librarians.

Here are some of my favourites:

walkyouhome: Queer as Folksonomies

nikkikaram: Loan & Order

archiwicz: Star Trek: The Next Circulation

polianarchy: The ALA Team

Mitchley:  D.O.I. SOS

daveyp: Talis from the Crypt

ifbook:  Blind Data

EmmaP: shelf location, location, location

bethanar: How I Metadata’d Your Mother

orangeaurochs: Indexer Morse

ifbook: Whose Fine Is It Anyway?

libsmatter: M*A*S*H*U*P*

meimaimaggio: SFX and the City

Mitchley: The SF-X Files

chrisl1953: The Ex Libris Factor

julianbeckton: EBSCO to the country

abbybarker:  Have I got (Over)dues For You

meimaimaggio: Bookside

Mitchley: Da UKS-G Show

CriticalSteph: Bookenders

Viche: A fines romance

daveyp: Beverley Hills 902.10

Emma7114: Pimp my RFID

stuartbenjamin: Top of the OPACs

bethanar: the weeding planners

Emma7114: Open (access) All Hours

walkyouhome: Play Your Discards Right

bethanar: Blind Date Stamp

Tweet like you mean it

October 26, 2009

View more documents from David King.

Just in case you’re wondering, a tweep is a person (peep) who tweets.  See Urban Dictionary for full details.

Why should my library use Twitter?

October 22, 2009

Because my readers are! I am trying to put my information where many people can access it, rather than relying on them to come to one channel I’ve decided to stick to.

Follow me: laurajwilkinson

See The Civil Librarian‘s post “Why Should a Library Use Twitter? Because the Customers Are!”.  See also Five worst excuses for not using Twitter and comebacks to these excuses!

100 ways to use Twitter in your library

September 29, 2009

This post from Mobile Libraries is a great launch pad for getting started with Twitter in your library.

Twitter guide

September 9, 2009

Lowrider Librarian has written this excellent guide to Twitter for organisations.  It includes sections on the following:

  • Why use Twitter at all?
  • Twitter Cheat Sheet
  • Some Considerations on Following Individuals and Organizations
  • Follow Friday
  • Trending topics
  • Searching
  • Links for Further investigation

I’d also like to mention What The Hashtag? which I use for finding out what different hashtags mean.


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