1. Are you aggregated?
Several major companies have launched new data portability sites recently, all in the hopes that you will use them as your aggregator for all things social.
- Too Many Choices, Too Much Content (ReadWriteWeb)
- Google brings Friend Connect to the masses (c|net)
- Facebook’s Reach Expands to Web with ‘Connect’ (PC Magazine)
- MySpace Data-Sharing Plan Learns from Facebook (PC Magazine)
2. What’s the Library of Congress up to these days?
The LOC is 208 years old today. Even in it’s old age, it’s tech savvy.
- Happy Bloggiversary to the Library of Congress (Smart Mobs)
- Library of Congress Home Page (Check out the video)
- Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter (LOC)
- LC Works to Make Collections Accessible and Compelling (Information Today)
3. There is more to conducting a search than Google
The users are changing, the technology is changing, the sources are changing.
- Powerset – natural language search – coming soon (Zigmas Bigelis’ Blog)
- How Wikipedia stacked up against subscription databases (Tame the Web)
- New Visual Search Engine Picitup Needs to Pick Up Its Game (Tech Crunch)
- 8 Top Alternative Search Engines (iLibrarian)
4. Blogs are WORK.
It doesn’t matter if you are writing or reading blogs, they can be very time consuming. Why put forth the effort? Stats really aren’t available for most blogging software, so we just assume people are reading what we have to say. Here are some tips on making the whole process a little more efficient.
- The Many Challenges of Blogging (Search Engine Journal)
- Top 10 Tools to Get Blogging Done (Lifehacker)
- 7 Habits Of Incredibly Effective Bloggers (Search Engine Journal)
- Blogging meets literary analysis: why people read blogs (Ars Technica)