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By JULIA ANGWIN And STEVE STECKLOW At 1 a.m. on May 7, the website PatientsLikeMe.com noticed suspicious activity on its "Mood" discussion board.
CNN librarian Kerith Page McFadden works at her desk in Washington. It's National Library Week; past library workers include world leaders and a famous lover "Star Wars" creator George Lucas has his own research library on his Skywalker Ranch.
When Google lost its cool
By Geoffrey Nunberg
I’ve been using Apple’s .mac service for years, since 2001 as a matter of fact. The recent upgrade from .Mac to MobileMe has garnered a lot of press for the problems, breakdowns and failures of the service meant to “push” data to my iPhone, my Macs and to the service itself, described as a “cloud.” Luckily I haven’t had much issue with the upgrade/switchover.
Take data that you and I have already paid a government agency to collect, and post it online in a way that computer programmers can easily use. Then wait a few months.
As the world embraces its digital age — two billion people now use the Internet regularly — the line delineating two Americas has become more broadly drawn.
Consumers are more demanding, time-starved, informed, and choice-saturated than ever-before. For brands to prosper, the solution is simple: become SERVILE. SERVILE means turning your brand into a lifestyle servant focused on catering to the needs, desires and whims of your customers, wherever and whenever they are.
Bulletin , December 2008/January 2009
- a Six Part Series by Jeff Price Part I: Music Purchases and Net Revenue For Artists Are Up, Gross Revenue for Labels is Down
TuneCore's Jeff Price has a six-part series analyzing the financial state of the music industry from the point of view of an independent artist.
I've argued for some time that there are no longer any plausible scenarios by which a format will ever go obsolete if it has been in wide use since the advent of the Web in 1995. In that time no-one has shown me a convincing counter-example; a format in wide use since 1995 in which content is no longer practically accessible. I accept that many formats from before 1995 need software archeology, and that there are special cases such as games and other content protected by DRM which pose primarily legal rather than technical problems.
Every fall, a new group of graduate students arrives in the classroom on their way to becoming librarians and information professionals.Each group is full of energy and ideas, and ready to take on the world. Each student believes in the power of information, even before they fully realize the power that information holds. Every person is willing to make sacrifices in order to reach his/her goal.
Old news ... the London Review of Books is no longer top of young people's reading lists as other literary magazines embrace technology.
USUALLY by ten in the morning at the Erna Fergusson public library in Albuquerque a dozen people are waiting in line to use the computers. Shortly after the doors opened on a weekday this summer there was someone typing at every screen. Two young girls dressed an online doll together; next to them a man in a Dallas Cowboys cap applied for a job at a hardware chain. He's living with his parents for a while, he explained, and he doesn't like to wait to use the internet. Almost all of America's public libraries provide free internet access. Over the past two years, hard-hit Americans have been economising by cancelling their broadband contracts at home and looking to public libraries to fill the gap.