Friday, July 22, 2011

starting point - to build NRHDB community

This month, I've made some changes to the Naval Reactors History Database, hoping to build a foundation for linking with the small community of users who have committed time to creating Wikipedia entries and other info in social network spaces:
  • An NRHDB Twitter account, in which I post database-related info; Twitter users can indicate interest in the database by following this user
It will take some time for these changes to have an impact. The Facebook development work really opens up a lot of options for communication - as Eric Hellman of Gluejar pointed out in his ALA Annual presentation, the Like button is the most popular Semantic Web application. Its use establishes a number of methods for me to communicate with other Facebook users who have interest in the NRHDB, including messages and even ads.