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From this month's Billboard Magazine:
* A new social networking site launched on June 20th. It is called MOG, and is similiar to MySpace or FaceBook, but instead of allowing users to list all their different interests, it focuses on musical interest only. Users can upload songs, list their favorite albums, and search for members with similiar musical tastes. This may be your chance to find a date who loves Barry Manilow just as much as you do!
* Also, if your library has an extra $795 lying around (you can always steal from the hot tub fund), there is in interesting conference in New York on July 13th: What Teens Want: Marketing to Teens Using Music, Movies & The Media. Although the conference seems to be aimed at seedy media types, why not crash the party and show them that librarians can drink just as many free cocktails as the rest? You just may pick up a few pointers to keep your library one step ahead of everyone else on marketing to teens.