We all know how powerful a word of mouth is. If it comes from someone you trust, then it has a bid deal of credibility. In a time where we are bombarded with commercials, infomercials, popup ads, spam, and nagging text messages, the valence of a word of mouth is even greater. Are we heading to an era where the individuals will replace institutionalized efforts? Where a friend's recommendation is more convincing than an expert's advice, or a critic's point of view? What we are sure of is that people knowledge sharing is valuable, not only because it conveys the intrinsic non-documented opinions, but because it –although not impeccable- sounds to be immune to commercial or ideological interests.
نُشرت مقالة باسمي في العدد الأخير من "نشرة جمعية المكتبات المتخصصة" نتجة خطأ تحريري، والمقالة ليست لي بل لزميلة أخرى. كنت قد أرسلت مقالة مختلفة. هذا للتوضيح والتنويه ولإبراء الذمة من أية مسؤولية قانونية أو أدبية تنشأ عن ذلك.
An article was published on the latest issue of "SLA Newsletter" under my name. I did not write this article, I sent them a different one article. Using my name for his articles has been a mistake of the magazine. I thus disclaim any moral or legal responsibility for what happened.