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Re: Social Networking Sites--Anyone use them?

Angela,, remember Drew Smith? Well he has a new book on the subject. I plan to get a copy.

Social Networking for Genealogists
This book describes the wide array of social networking services that are now available online and highlights how these services can be used by genealogists. Each chapter guides you through a unique category of social networking services using genealogy-related examples. From blogs and wikis to Facebook and Second Life, author Drew Smith shows you how to incorporate these powerful new tools into your family history research.
Specifically, you'll find chapters devoted to the following social networking concepts and services:

• Blogs
• Collaborative editing
• Genealogy-specific social networks
• General social networking (Facebook)
• Message boards & mailing lists
• Photos & video sharing
• Podcasts
• RSS feeds
• Sharing personal libraries
• Tags
• Virtual worlds
• Wikis
• Details: Paperback, 129 pp., $18.95

Drew Smith, MLS, is an academic librarian with the University of South Florida in Tampa. An expert in digital genealogy, with a lifelong interest in family history research, he is Director of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and President of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa. He is also a regular contributor to Digital Genealogist magazine and is co-host of the weekly Genealogy Guys Podcast.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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