Archive for June, 2005

Wickerpedia

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

"We hope wikipedia doesn’t sue us, we really like their site a lot." Thanks for the snicker, Steven.

Harvard Asks Sexy Librarian for Legal Fees

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

LISNews reports on the latest development in the discrimination case librarian Desiree Goodwin brought against Harvard University. A court decided Harvard did not discriminate against her. The university is now asking Goodwin to reimburse some of their legal expenses.

Factiva & Mac Browsers

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Is anyone else bothered by the fact that Factiva is saying they will no longer provide support for Internet Explorer on the Mac? That’s the only browser I can currently get the database to run in. I guess this change is just more fodder for me to add to the pile of reasons why I […]

Amy points out that the San Francisco Chronicle offers podcasts.

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

There’s even one on dim sum! (This one focuses on tea. The one next week should teach us some of the names of the dishes in Cantonese.) A whole bunch of people have been bugging me to get into podcasting lately. And here I thought I was doing the world a favor by not blogging […]

So … Once all these weblogs start writing about your company, how do you find them?

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

That’s the issue Christina Pikas deals with in her cover article in Online. Not only does she give some reasons why corporations should track blogs, but she explains how to do it in excellent detail. Great tips with lots of info on blog search engines! One of the really neat approaches she uses is constructing […]

The Boston Globe on Using Bloggers for Marketing

Thursday, June 30th, 2005

"Marketers say that bloggers are viewed as opinion influencers and trendsetters and that getting them to write about a product or service is an effective way to spread the word." * * * “‘Blogs are the hottest area online,’ said John Cate, vice president of national media for Carat Interactive, a marketing firm that recently […]

Does the Internet cause delinquents?

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

Dave Winer reports on new stuff with Yahoo! Mail

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Orange Hedgehog?

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Here is another site that is compiling the scratchpad’s content so you don’t actually have to visit my blog. Orange Hedgehog might be worth a closer look. It contains numerous resources about Web development and a directory of feeds. The directories aren’t intuitive to me. Librarians lists only a few feeds, one of them being […]

Huge Jump in Hits

Tuesday, June 28th, 2005

Since the Harvard blog administrators pulled the rankings page, I haven’t worried too much about the scratchpad’s hourly hits. I happened to notice a giant jump yesterday: the scratchpad received 1,000-2,000 hits an hour from about 11 am Monday until 5 pm Tuesday. After the server administrators tweaked some things to combat referer spam, traffic […]