I decided it was time for me to explore Twitter, the free "microblog" application. If you're not familiar with it already, it's kind of like a blog and kind of like IM. You post quick updates on what you're doing. "Quick" is the operative word here: you're limited to 140 characters. Some people post a couple times a week. Other people post multiple times an hour.
School Library Journal and Wired have a couple of articles to look at if you're interested.
I wanted to try it out to see how we might use it with kids (who probably aren't Twitter-ers yet) and their families (who could be). I'll let you know in a few weeks what occurs to me!
Right now, I'm using Twitter to record what I'm reading. I've just posted a few times, but already I can see that the short-short form will be a real help in focussing my thoughts on what I've read.
I've also been trying to Google around and find other Colorado children's librarians on Twitter, but I haven't had much luck yet.
Are YOU on Twitter? Let us know what you think about it, and if you have any children's library ideas.
PS. You can follow me at MelissaZD