Wow, almost two weeks have passed and I've had very little time for blogging. So I guess I'm a little behind in my plans to transition to TypePad. I've been busy at work, having been participating on a hiring panel with the Dean and Assistant Dean of the law school. It's been very interesting - and helpful, hopefully - for me to get this experience on the other side of the process. Oh yes, our campus was hit really hard with Blaster and SobigF. I didn't open any of the stupid attachments, but even so, I received over 6800 emails on the first day! Of course, my Mac was all right, but I still need to use my work PC for a few things.
Things have been busy - in a good kind of way - in my personal life in the last two weeks. That's probably all that I can say here. I do have a LiveJournal where I discuss my personal life in more details. This one is at a deeper level privacy than the explodedlibrary. It's a curious thing for a librarian - who's mission is about allowing access to information - to devise a mechanism for revealing information to some, while restricting it from others. Blogging is not an all or nothing activity - hence the need for layers.
As blogging and other virtual community activities continue to develop, will these issues of privacy become problematic? There is a tension between the need to share information with kindred spirits while concealing it from casual Googling. Will the wedding of the future involve not just an exchange of rings, but each person's identities on the web?
Could a formalization of a friendship be sharing one's friends-only journal?
Alternatively, maybe I think about all this too much.