Archive for October 22nd, 2004

News Librarian Stops Blogging

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

I missed the book review that caused such a stir over on Journey of a Wannabe, which is too bad, but I’ve seen some of the resulting posts. Learning what to say in the blogosphere, how to react to angry commenters and flames, and when to delete posts is something we bloggers all go through. […]

sj Reports on Using Google Ads

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

If I got click-through revenue from comment spam …

Internal Communication Blogs

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

Hey Josh, here are some more ways information professionals/librarians can use blogs that might be worth mentioning in your upcoming presentation. I see a few on the list I’m going to add to my presentation. from Library Stuff

Bleh! More Comment Spam

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

Since Thursday morning, I have received 51 blog comments. Two have been legitimate comments. The last thirty-six hours have been another record for getting hard hit with comment spam. I checked the discussion groups of a few other blogs, but didn’t notice the same kind of spamming happening there. I don’t get it. Some spammers […]

ASNE High School Journalism Web Site

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

The Scout Report profiles this American Society of Newspaper Editors Web site brimming with resources related to high school journalism.

A Reverse Dictionary

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

I’ve been wondering when one of these was going to show up on the Web. You can type in some words to retrieve words meaning similar things, somewhat like a thesaurus, I suppose. This site will not only help those of us who forget words, but it could also be useful to people learning English. […]

The Harvard Classics and The Shelf of Fiction

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

I get questions about which books these are and where to find them all the time, so I’m really excited to learn Bartelby.com has them. Harvard University President Charles Eliot selected them as books worth reading many years ago. A 2001 Harvard Magazine article has some more background: "In fact, though the series bears the Harvard […]

Neat Mesh of News and Wikipedia

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

“In the last month I’ve also been inspired by meeting Jimmy Wales of wikipedia.org which precisely illustrates how the collaborative, great unwashed web can create more value than ‘authoritative’ institutions,” writes stefan in the above post about the potential power of linking to Wikipedia’s content from the BBC’s News Online. Some news sites already try […]

"Hullo! Hullo! Good old index. You can’t beat it."

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam explores the decline of the back-of-the-book index with some research from the American Society of Indexers and one of its members and a look at humor in indexes.

More Thoughts on Comment Spam

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

I almost feel like I’m spamming my blog with all these posts on comment spam. Today was a bad day for comment spam. As of 11:30 pm, the time I am drafting this post, I received 12 comments today. Only one was a real comment. (Thanks, Bob!) While deleting the other comments, I noticed patterns: […]