January 1, 2010
Very interesting overview of the rise of online video, especially as relates to journalism.
Coinciding with the election of 2004 was the prevalence of broadband speeds, and with half of American homes reaching better than dial-up transfer rates, along with all the noise created by the blogs and pundits of the internet, an audience was born, capable and accustomed to online payments (i.e. market potential) and finally able to watch video, on demand by the masses.
..and now we can watch tv online, both episodes from network television as well as original programming.
December 30, 2009
heh heh… some of these are actually well thought, while others are clearly humorous…
1. Librarians take care of libraries, which are still invaluable today.
2. Not all information is on the internet.
3. Older books still hold great cultural significance.
4. Libraries are still repositories for some of the most valuable works of literature in the world.
5. Even with the internet, the library is still the best place to do research.
6. Girls with glasses can still rock the “sexy librarian” look.
7. “Sexy Librarian” is still a popular costume at Halloween.
8. You can’t exactly find periodicals like The New England Journal of Medicine in Barnes and Noble.
9. For that matter, looking at turn-of-the-century National Geographics is still pretty entertaining.
Love LOVE no. 15: Somebody has to help lazy people find what they want.
…and wait, there is more!
November 21, 2009
Arches @ noon. Nov. 30.
The 3rd annual Blue Beanie Day will be celebrated on Monday, November 30th, 2009
On Monday, November 30, 2009 thousands of Standardistas (people who support web standards) will wear a Blue Beanie to show their support for accessible, semantic web content.
Join the fun!
The 2009 event page is here:
It’s easy to show your support for web design done right. Beg, borrow, or buy a Blue Beanie and snap a photo of your mug wearing the blue. (Or get creative with Photoshop). Then on November 30, switch your profile picture in Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, (and any other social network) and post your photo to the Blue Beanie Day event page.
For more information:
Upload your Blue Beanie photos to the Flickr group:
Follow Blue Beanie Day 2009 Festivities on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/BlueBeanieDay or search #bbd09
Watch a BBD09 video on YouTube (tell your fiends):
Want to help with planning the 3rd Annual Blue Beanie Day? Organize a group photo in your city? You might qualify to win a free copy of Zeldman and Marcotte’s (brand new) Designing With Web Standards 3rd edition.
Contact Douglas Vos
October 29, 2008
The Professional & Continuing Education Interest Group (PACE) of GLA (the Georgia Library Association) chaired by Robin Fay & Beth Thornton have decided to do a free online community portal (a ning).
Even if you are not a member of the Interest Group or GLA, feel free to participate. We decided to give this a try to see if we pool the library, IT and/or web2.0 resources that come across our desks (training, webinars, links, blogs, library videos, tutorials, etc.) we’d have a good mix of stuff, as well as a place to find help, network & discuss issues relating to librarianship.
Oh, and you can subscribe to the site via your rss reader (google, bloglines, etc.)
If you have any questions or thoughts feel free to drop me a line.