Still Uninformed on Wikileaks?
The recent issue of Wikileaks is complex enough without considering the myriad of other actors that have come to be involved. The federal government, credit card companies, social networking sites, media outlets and beyond have all been somehow ensnared in the leaking of once classified documents. I have not been ignoring Wikileaks since the organization began releasing cables, but I have not...
Research Habits of College Students
On November 1st, 2010, Project Information Literacy (PIL) released a progress report on the approach of college students towards information in the digital age. I finally got around to reading the report and wanted to share some of the findings that stood out to me. If you’re interested in information literacy at the college level or it’s repercussions on society I encourage...
Libraries, eBooks and DRM
Image via Wikipedia Incoming technologies naturally rustle feathers. They often disrupt ways of doing business that have been established over long periods of time. The growing strength of eBooks is currently rustling feathers in the library/retail/publishing world. Since eBooks require new approaches to technology, pricing, distribution and a host of other issues well established in the print...
Happy Belated Birthday Wikipedia
The wikipedia.com domain name was born on January 15th, 2001. Ten years later, Wikipedia is available in over 270 languages and consistently ranks as one of the most visited sites in the world. Check out following infographic and video, courtesy of The State of Wikipedia and the amazing data visualization agency JESS3.
Preserving Memory with Memolane
Another day, another social media tool. This one was the winner of Startup Weekend Copenhagen 2010, and goes by the name Memolane. The premise behind Memolane is that our lives, as lived through social media, are focused narrowly on the present moment. Memolane offers a way for us to relive our social media past. As Lagier puts it, Memolane is “a collaborative environment for creating...