16 · Survey Results: Executive Summary
are part widget, part media sharing applications, part
instant messaging, etc. While the data in this survey
offers a snapshot of the past, it also offers a glimpse
of the future. Whatever the future holds, it is certain
that ARL libraries will continue to offer and expand
upon the social software offerings of today.
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Viewed July 18, 2008.
2 Ronan, Jana. 2003. Chat Reference. Libraries
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http://www.well.com/aboutwell.html Viewed July
18, 2008.
4 “Social Networking Timeline.” Searcher 15 no. 7 (July
2007): 38.
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