Archive for the 'Nifty Web Resources' Category

The (Very) Unofficial Facebook Privacy Manual

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

nbsp; has a free download called The (Very) Unofficial Facebook Privacy Manual that goes over tips on protecting your privacy including: * Making sure a comment meant for your friends isn’t seen by co-workers * Understanding what it means to upload content to Facebook * Control whether others can check you in to certain locations […]

Smashing Magazine: Beauty of Knitting, Sewing and Crochet

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The Smashing Magazine blog has a wonderful posting called The Beauty of Knitting, Sewing and Crochet: “Where does the beauty come from? It isn’t necessary to travel around the world in its most quiet places to experience it. Beauty is always near us — you just need to want to explore it. And you can […]

Google to Provide Photographs of Iraq Museum Collection

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

Good news from Iraq! (Yes, that’s right: Good news from Iraq!) Google has embarked on a project to put images of the Iraq national museum collection online to make it accessible to people all over the world. “I can think of no better use of our time and our resources than to make the images […]

Google Search Improvements, Find Images by Color, and Some Misc

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Garrett shared some cool links in his weekly email, including news about Google’s search changes I read in The Boston Globe earlier. I’m just going to copy and paste from his email. How to Search For Certain Colors in Google Images (Source: neiljohnford) … Top 10 Electronic Reminder Services,2817,234… (Source: ResourceShelf) Two new […]

Paper Cuts Multimedia Site Concerning Newspaper Layoffs And Other News

Monday, March 16th, 2009

Erica Smith, journalist, newspaper and multimedia designer at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has a nifty multimedia website called Paper Cuts which lists all of the layoffs, closings and other news in the newspaper field. As of March 16, 2009, 5,046 plus jobs have been lost in the United States. For more info: Posted by […]

Facebook reaches 10 Billion Photos

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Facebook reports that people have uploaded 10 billion photo to the site: “Now, that’s a big number, but we actually store four image sizes for each uploaded photo, so that’s over 40 billion files.” Other stats: * 2-3 Terabytes of photos are being uploaded to the site every day * We have just over one […]

100 Library Usability Tips

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Heather Johnson of has a list of “100 ways to improve usability in libraries”: “With the popularity of Library 2.0, libraries are getting more complicated these days, and it’s becoming harder to make sure that everyone is happy. You have to stay on top of online collections, new library programs, websites, and more. Read on […]

Sarah’s Favorite Online Readers Advisory Tools

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Sarah Houghton-Jan of the LibrarianInBlack blog has a list of nifty readers advisory online tools: # – One of the first free, online readers advisory tools, no list of this nature would be complete without AllReaders. Search by what you’re interested in – title, author, plot, setting, character, adversaries, setting, style, etc. The guided searching […]

Ask MetaFilter: Avoiding Death by Chocolate Chip Cookies

Friday, June 20th, 2008

nbsp;, a nifty website, usually posts Ask MetaFilter roundups, one of which had the following question: “What am I missing in my diet that I crave Chocolate Chip cookies all the time?: “I want to eat chocolate chip cookies almost all the time. The only time I don’t want to eat them is the couple […]

Free icons, WordPress themes, Newspaper designs, Fonts, Scripts, Tools

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Smashing Magazine has scores of nifty resources on free icons, WordPress themes, wallpapers, web newspaper designs, fonts, pictures, Ajax and Java scripts, tools and screensavers. Though you might check each site for any copyright info: Link via What I Learned Today: