How to be “Online Cool on a Budget” by Rachel Singer Gordon and Michael Stephens
Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia Founder, discourages the academic use of his creation. He actually suggests a common sense approach, IMHO.
Comparison of Traditional & Web 2.0 Based Instructional Design via Tame The Web. Look for more on this at my Media Literacy/Instruction/Information Literacy blog.
Also via Tame The Web, David King has a GREAT list on things to condsider when implementing social software: What does your library plan to offer using this new service? What are the libraryâ€™s goals for establishing this new service? Can the advertising be minimized by paying a fee or by choosing certain categories? Does the service meet the libraryâ€™s strategic goals? Whoâ€™s going to maintain this new service? And most important: if itâ€™s successful – whatâ€™s next?