In the comments, one of our readers warned libraries of adopting the equivalent of CB radio and falling victim to fads.
This article–Some Traditional Sites, Aiming to be Hip, End Up the Opposite–expands on that point, giving as examples John Edwards use of Twitter, Netscape’s use of Digg-like features, and USA Today’s incorporation of comments on their stories. I kind of like the idea of comments on news articles–a kind of C-SPAN for newspapers–but apparently USA Today’s readers did not. Is there a lesson here for academic libraries? Is 2.0 just for tech geeks or is it just a matter of time before 2.0 features become more widely accepted?