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The users who create and edit topical Wikipedia articles (e.g., "Miss Piggy") or subject-focused Wikia articles (e.g., all things Muppets related) form stronger community bonds than those who are just readers. While major search engines offer video search, Kassel cited some new to me, including TeacherTube ("geared toward teachers and students for community sharing for instructional videos") and Vidipedia ("structured like Wikipedia but with video content"). David Ball, university librarian, Bournemouth University, UK, said academic libraries face obstacles when virtual learning environments (VLEs) become "the primary means of interaction between students and universities."

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