I spent time last evening and this afternoon integrating Twitter, Facebook, and Delicious into the my Alex Catalogue. The process was (almost) trivial:
- create Twitter, Facebook, and Delicious accounts
- select and configure the Twitter button I desired to use
- place the results of Steps #1 and #2 into my HTML
- rebuild my pages
- install and configure the Twitter application for Facebook
Because of this process I am able to “tweet” from Alex, its search results, any of the etexts in the collection, as well as any results from the use of the concordances. These tweets then get echoed to Facebook.
I find it challenging to write meaningful 140 character comments on the Alex Catalogue, especially since the URLs take up such a large number of the characters. Still, I hope to regularly find interesting things in the collection and share them with the wider audience. To see the fruits of my labors to date, see my Twitter feed — http://twitter.com/ericleasemorgan.
Only time will tell whether or not this “social networking” thing proves to be beneficial to my library — all puns intended.