Like me (and perhaps you, too), Bob has a problem with information overload, which can often lead to getting stuck in pluff mud and such. He points to The Wall Street Journal’s article Me, Me, Me for assistance because it includes links to some services to help with information overload, like reddit and Feedster.
Archive for May, 2006
The spring issue of News Library News, the official newsletter of the Special Libraries Association News Division, is available. Highlights include some articles about Baltimore, the location of the 2006 SLA Annual Conference, a profile of The Baltimore Sun, a few articles about XML feeds, a recap of Gary Price’s visit to Boston, and the [...]
In this Kalamazoo Gazette piece about Nancy Pearl and the action figure modeled on her, Pearl discusses the art of making good book recommendations. "’One of the tricks that I help librarians think about is that the reason you like an author is not because of the specific plots of the books,’ Pearl said. ‘You’re [...]
I’m in the session of Beyond Broadcast: Reinventing Public Media in a Participatory Culture dealing with citizen journalism and credibility. Dan Gillmor is moderating the discussion. I don’t think we’re webcasting, but someone might be recording audio to post online later. A woman is taking live notes on the session wiki. (Using a wiki for [...]
In his Library News and Notes, Garrett mentions Google Trends, a new product allowing people to track and compare search terms. j’s scrachpad ha! libraries (Now that’s more like it!) Harvard, Yale (Just some good-natured fun. Besides, where else can you see Harvard in blue and Yale in red? It’s too bad New Haven didn’t [...]
Yeah, who does need summer reading lists, really, right? With all the books most of us have on reading lists that are already way longer than what we could reasonably read in a lifetime, why should we look at another list of "the best books?" I don’t know, either, but I did anyway. After polling [...]
The Berkman Center’s conference Beyond Broadcast: Reinventing Public Media in a Participatory Culture happens today and tomorrow. It’s sold out, but there are many ways to participate, which they list on their Web site. The most notable way is through the webcast. Addenda: I wrote this post first thing Friday morning with the intention of [...]
I keep forgetting to mention the sale of some local newspapers owned by the same company that owns the Boston Herald. It’s pretty important news around here. H2Otown shares some news about what’s happening.
The best thing about tonight’s meeting was walking in the room and seeing a friend I’m not sure I should name here. She was waiting for me just to tell me her exciting news. Congrats! One of the first things she’s doing with her newly found spare time is reading Lemony Snicket. = ) The [...]
Pardon me while I have one of those “Well, duh” mixed with “It’s about time” moments. For fun, I hand coded a podcast feed. Not too bad. Yeah, I’m definitely the kind of person who learns by doing. I admit that I cheated. I took a feed from a different podcast and rewrote it. For [...]