Various links: academia online, sustainability of digital projects, LC and Cloud storage, web tools & more

July 20, 2009


Link roundup… Lots to read and consider and ponder….

Very cool…Thousands of video lectures from the world’s top scholars.
http://academicearth.org/

a multi-year, international exploration of the strategies being used to support digital initiatives over the long term.
http://www.ithaka.org/ithaka-s-r/strategy/ithaka-case-studies-in-sustainability

Social networking site for researchers aims to make academic papers a thing of the past
http://www.physorg.com/news166943362.html

LC tests cloud storage
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13846_3-10286280-62.html

Yahoo pipes… if you haven’t played, you should!
http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/

Data rot. sigh.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/03/01/sunday/main4836569.shtml

Google to launch operating system to compete with Windows
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8139711.stm
Yay? I don’t know — both are still commercial companies.

An unofficial Q and A about the Discontinuation of the XHTML2 WG
http://hsivonen.iki.fi/xhtml2-html5-q-and-a/


google vs. yahoo (interesting little visual)

November 5, 2007

Sometimes I find the most interesting things on the internet…

A cliché true, but I found this little google vs. yahoo comparison today. I’ve no idea
of its accuracy (but I would think it probably is), but a very neat little tool to compare results ranking for a particular term in yahoo vs. google.


Speed up your website!

October 6, 2007

For those of you who create websites, here is an interesting article about speeding up websites (and a free little tool, too!):

ySlow a firebug/firefox plug-in: 
http://developer.yahoo.com/yslow/
Most of the rules revolve around making sure the browser doesn't have
to work too hard to load and display your Web pages, particularly by
making maximum use of the browser cache. That's where your browser
stores bits and pieces of the Web pages someone downloads.
http://www.baselinemag.com/article2/0,1540,2197256,00.asp


Speed up your website!

October 6, 2007

For those of you who create websites, here is an interesting article about speeding up websites (and a free little tool, too!):

ySlow a firebug/firefox plug-in: 
http://developer.yahoo.com/yslow/
Most of the rules revolve around making sure the browser doesn't have
to work too hard to load and display your Web pages, particularly by
making maximum use of the browser cache. That's where your browser
stores bits and pieces of the Web pages someone downloads.
http://www.baselinemag.com/article2/0,1540,2197256,00.asp


Yahoo tests social network

September 18, 2007

Article about yahoo’s attempt to crack myspace and facebook’s domain; more at techcrunch. Also some brief discussion about whether this is the end of Yahoo 360. I wondered the same thing.

Of course, mash is invitation only and I didn’t receive an invitation (despite the fact that I really have been using yahoo’s services for EVER it feels like…)

I always wonder how they determine who gets invites….
Anyhow, if you have one, would you mind sharing? email me at georgiawebgurl@yahoo.com


Yahoo photos is closing

August 24, 2007

Well, I guess it’s no surprise to me. Flickr is superior…

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We will officially close Yahoo! Photos on Thursday, September 20, 2007, at 9 p.m. PDT
. Until then, we are offering you the opportunity to move to another photo sharing service (Flickr, KODAK Gallery, Shutterfly, Snapfish, or Photobucket). We’re making the transfer real simple, and with a couple clicks we’ll automatically move your photos to Flickr or wherever you want them. You can also download your original-resolution photos back to your computer, or buy an archive CD from our featured partner (for users of the New Yahoo! Photos only). All you need to do is tell us what to do with your photos before we close, after which any photos remaining on Yahoo! Photos will be deleted and no longer accessible.….

….


some kind of new stuff from yahoo…

February 13, 2007

yahoo pipes (rss feed & aggregator)
http://pipes.yahoo.com/

and 360 which seems set to take on umm. myspace(? facebook?)
http://360.yahoo.com/

…and then there is new aol video website which also has taken the place of the wonderful multimedia search engine, singing fish. From what I’ve read elsewhere, singingfish was purchased by aol in 2003, but they have just recently taken down the whole site.