A silly title to reflect some overhyped posturing found, guess where, on the Internet.
First up, Joe Murphy on librarians and their proper relationship to Twitter: "it's reprehensible for information professionals not to be on Twitter."
On the other end of the spectrum, from Steven Bell over at ACRLog, on the use of social networks by librarians:
A passionate academic librarian would be so immersed in their work that he or she would not only not have time for such questionable diversions, but would be so caught up in their work that they would hardly even contemplate stopping for a little break. I'm not suggesting there's anything wrong with the occasional social network visit - it may even be beneficial in giving our brains a needed rest. A truly passionate academic librarian just wouldn't go there. (Friendfeed discussion here.)
It seems we have two "experts" both looking at the same issue -- the use of online social networks by librarians. One says that to ignore a particular example is professional suicide, the other says that they are time-wasters, implying they have no worthwhile professional use.
I know where I stand -- in the middle.
How about you?