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Week 10: Reflections on Information Communities

August 8, 2015 1 Comment
Week 10: Reflections on Information Communities

As I look back on the semester and think about information communities, it is intriguing to think of all the information communities of which we each are a part. We belong to churches, schools, libraries, blogging communities, social media communities, and so many more.  In each different setting, we use different tactics to gather the […]

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Emerging Technologies and the Blogosphere

August 1, 2015 0 Comments
Emerging Technologies and the Blogosphere

In many ways, the blogosphere is so vibrant and active, but in some ways it is rather static as well.  Blogs are certainly a feature of the newer, more innovative Web 2.0, in which blogs, wikis, and social media help us to connect to each other in ways that were not even imagined when the […]

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Multiculturalism in the Bloggernacle?

July 20, 2015 2 Comments
Multiculturalism in the Bloggernacle?

Multiculturalism is an interesting topic when taking the Bloggernacle, or Mormon blogosphere, into consideration. Although the LDS Church is an international church and now has more adherents outside of the United States than inside, the Bloggernacle is noticeably lacking in diversity. The blogosphere is largely anonymous by nature, but the general perception is that most […]

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Legal and Ethical Issues Relevant to Blogging

July 3, 2015 2 Comments
Legal and Ethical Issues Relevant to Blogging

The ability to share information quickly and easily with the public makes blogging popular but can also open up bloggers to a number of legal and ethical issues of which they often were not even aware.  With so much information easily available on the internet, bloggers need to be careful about how they use, copy, […]

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Where do Bloggers Get Their Info?

June 29, 2015 0 Comments
Where do Bloggers Get Their Info?

This week’s post features my analysis of two articles, one from a peer-reviewed journal and the other from a professional magazine, regarding how bloggers obtain their information and what their perspective is regarding information services. Although the articles I will compare focus on bloggers in general, I will then compare and contrast my findings with […]

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Information Seeking in the Bloggernacle

June 20, 2015 0 Comments
Information Seeking in the Bloggernacle

What kind of information seeking behaviors does the Bloggernacle exhibit? What are their information needs? As the Bloggernacle is a community of individuals and groups that share information through the writing of weblogs, their information needs, as expressed in this environment, are largely social. The Bloggernacle is a place to share information and to discuss […]

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Examining the ‘Bloggernacle,’ the Mormon Blogosphere (Info 200: Blog Post 2)

June 11, 2015 0 Comments
Examining the ‘Bloggernacle,’ the Mormon Blogosphere (Info 200: Blog Post 2)

The blog post that was assigned to my SJSU Info 200 class for this week is a description of an “information community” of our choosing which we will study throughout the semester.  I have decided to study the blogging community informally known as the “Bloggernacle,” which generally consists of various loosely (if at all) connected […]

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INFO 200 – Introducing Myself

June 5, 2015 3 Comments
INFO 200 – Introducing Myself

Hi everybody!! My name is David Larsen and I’m excited to be in this INFO 200 class with all of you. I am writing this post on a blog that I have had for some time called www.plantingmindseeds.com. I run a few different (very) amateur blogs, including www.heavenlyascents.com, which I have had for almost 8 […]

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Library and Information Science Posts

June 5, 2015 0 Comments
Library and Information Science Posts

I have recently started a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science through San José State University. A number of my classes require that I write blog posts and because I have not used this blog for a long time for its intended purpose, I have decided to use it for my MLIS blog posts, […]

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Mindfulness Meditation: Seeing Your World More Clearly

September 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mindfulness Meditation: Seeing Your World More Clearly

This is the last of my series of posts from the BYU-I Counseling Center’s meditation tips. I am still warmly surprised that they have all this information on meditation on their website. Good for them! This “mindfulness” meditation is a very helpful one — and one that I know I need personally.  I often get […]

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