Sunday, December 29, 2002

The Register AOL Time Warner has released a new version of Netscape that allows users to suppress pop-up ads, one of the most hated ad formats. The fact that Internet users will now be able to configure their Netscape 7.01 browsers to prevent the appearance of pop-up ads on their screens means that the advertising format's current popularity could be diminished among Web-advertisers, who claim that it is one of the most effective on-line ad tools. Netscape is the second most popular Web browser after Microsoft's Internet Explorer. However, Netscape has only 3 percent of the market, as opposed to Internet Explorer's 95 percent, according to the latest figures from Dutch Internet statistics company OneStat.com.

Saturday, December 28, 2002

PIP | Press Releases “The message of this survey is that the Internet is the norm now in America,” said Lee Rainie, Director of the Pew Internet & American Life Project. “Most expect to find key information online, most find the information they seek, and many say they turn to the Internet first when they have a pressing need.”
ISEDB.com - Internet Search Engines Database Provides a list of internet search engines and directories

Thursday, December 26, 2002

USATODAY.com - More than half of taxpayers will qualify for free e-filing In mid-January, the Internal Revenue Service expects to announce who will be eligible for free electronic tax preparation and filing

Saturday, December 21, 2002

CELL FOR CASH - Get cash for your old cell phone You’ve got one…or two…or maybe even three. The fact is there are millions of unused cell phones cluttering junk drawers…toy boxes…glove compartments…wherever STUFF accumulates! We make it simple for you to get value for your old cell phones.
SearchDay - Vanishing Act: The U.S. Government's Disappearing Data - 19 December 2002 But other information that has no relationship whatsoever with security issues is also vanishing, and there is some suspicion that an ideology test is being applied.
National Geographic Homework Help (history, geography, maps) Need to know how much hippos eat, what explorers Lewis and Clark packed in their first-aid kit, where Giza is, or how fireworks work? You’ve come to the right place. Here are our most fact-filled features, perfect for reports, presentations, homework—or your curiosity.
Public Library of Science The Public Library of Science (PLoS) is a non-profit organization of scientists committed to making the world's scientific and medical literature a public resource.
Google WebQuotes View search results with quotes about them from other sites
What's New on HotBot We give you the choice between Google, FAST, Inktomi, and Teoma - the four most relevant search engines on the Web.
Format Proliferation in Public Libraries What is unprecedented is the number and kinds of choices librarians must make in response to the greater number of formats demanded by their customers. A list of the available formats for a particular work might include hardcover, paperback, large print, foreign language edition, audiocassette tape, book on CD, eBook, videocassette, and DVD.
Wired 11.01: Google vs. Evil It's inevitable that a company of Google's size and influence will have to compromise on purity. There's a chance that, in five years, Google will end up looking like a slightly cleaner version of what Yahoo! has become. There's also a chance that the site will be able to make a convincing case to investors that long-term user satisfaction trumps short-term profit. The leadership of the Internet is Sergey Brin's to lose. For now, at least, in Google we trust.
Yahoo! News - Yahoo, AP Establish Fee-Based News Archive Internet media company Yahoo Inc. (NasdaqNM:YHOO - news), in its latest move to expand its business through fee-based services, on Tuesday said it has opened a pay-for-use archive of Associated Press news stories.
CNN.com - Man sentenced for monkeys in pants - Dec. 19, 2002 Customs officials opened his suitcase and a bird of paradise flew out but that was nothing compared to what they found in his pants -- a pair of pygmy monkeys.
What does your phone number spell? We offer 3 services in one! Enter a 6 to 10 digit phone number and we'll show you what words and phrases your phone number spells.
Wacky Patent of the Month Devoted to recognizing selected inventors and their remarkable and unconventional patented inventions.
Research Home - Flexible displays - Royal Philips Electronics Would you like to find out whether reading an 'e-book' would work for you? It is currently difficult to do so, since your most important display device at home, your TV, isn't portable. Laptop computers too, are bulky and heavy, not least because of the display. At Philips Research we think we can solve this problem and make ultrathin, lightweight, curved and flexible displays.
People Finder Guide: Public Records Lose sight of your witness? Want to collect but can't find the debtor? Unable to serve because of an old address? Public records like motor vehicle registrations, voter registrations, current bankruptcies, or property records may help you locate someone.
Digital Book Index It is the sole index that gathers both commercial and non-commercial eBooks from more than 1800 publishers and private publishing organizations.

Friday, December 20, 2002

Top Ten Trends 2003 The Red Herring predicts the business of emerging technology in it's sixth annual top ten trends list.
Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage Nokia NOK1V.HE NOK.N , the world's largest mobile phone maker, is hoping U.S. consumers will go to its Web site to purchase a phone and wireless service instead of going to a service provider.
ABCNEWS.com : 'Out Of Office' Replies May Cost You Dearly Office workers who set up their e-mail to leave an "out of office" message when they're on vacation may be setting themselves up as victims of burglary — without even knowing it.

Saturday, December 14, 2002

SimDesk Technologies Inc. As a server-based software solution, SimDesk Technologies products allow people to escape the boundaries of traditional computing where software and data are uniquely tied to a single computer. With SimDesk™, people can store all of their information on a secure server and then access that information from any web-enabled device whether that is a cell phone, Palm device, personal or public computer, or Internet appliance

Friday, December 13, 2002

Battelle - Technology Forecasts Battelle's team of technology forecasters provides insight into the technological innovations that will spell success for industry and government in the future.
Yahoo! News - $3 Million Donation Is 'Lost' A philanthropist is demanding that Boston University return his $3 million donation to renovate a library. Grocery entrepreneur David Mugar said he had been told the money was "lost" through poor accounting and could not be identified among university funds. He is considering a lawsuit.
KFF: See No Evil: How Internet Filters Affect the Search for Online Health Information As filters are set at higher levels they block access to a substantial amount of health information, with only a minimal increase in blocked pornographic content.
LibraryLookup You can click your bookmarklet to check if the book is available in your local library. The bookmarklet will invoke your library's instance of the Innovative service, feed it the ISBN, and pop up a new window with the result.
CNN.com - Profs troubled by complaining parents - Dec. 12, 2002 Now, to the dismay of Stokley and other academics, angry parents are introducing themselves much sooner to professors and department heads as they complain about their children's grades.
United States Secret Service: Know Your Money - Counterfeit Awareness This site is designed to help you detect counterfeit currency and guard against forgery loss.
labs.google.com - Google Demos Google labs showcases a few of our favorite ideas that aren't quite ready for prime time.
Science.gov : FirstGov for Science - Government Science Portal Science.gov is a gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies, including research and development results.
No Iraq Attack: An Open Letter This Open Letter was originally written by faculty members at the University of Minnesota. It subsequently spread to other universities, and was placed on the web by faculty at MIT.
Research Shows Most Newspaper Web Site Visitors go to Monster.com for Job Search "But we were shocked to find that even those who visit newspaper web sites are more likely to go to Monster.com when looking for job listings than they are to the newspapers' web site."
Retailing: Books Are Among Bestsellers New media is instrumental in traditional media sales, according to research that reveals the large number of Internet shoppers who are buying books online.
The Seattle Times: Business & Technology: Wi-Fi spreading Internet access to the masses As with many technologies, Wi-Fi's roots rest with tech hobbyists and trailblazers, who realized it can let anyone with the right gear get on the Internet without charge. Wi-Fi, also known as WLAN or 801.11 technology, enables laptop-computer users to wirelessly access the Internet within a couple-hundred-feet radius of an antenna hooked to a wireline Internet connection. Unlike the wireless technology used for cellphones, Wi-Fi uses unlicensed air space, which lowers costs significantly.
ElectricNews.net:News:Study debunks e-mail overload myth "We began this survey expecting to find the beginning of a backlash against e-mail not just against spam, but also against the rising volume of all kinds of e-mail," said Deborah Fallows, a senior research fellow at the Pew Internet & American Life Project and author of a report on the survey. "Instead, we found that most American workers are pleased with the role e-mail plays in their job, and we found almost zero evidence of disillusionment with e-mail. "
Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage The scam involved e-mails that asked recipients to log on to a Florida-based Web site, ebayupdates.com, and re-enter financial data for eBay
Spam to overtake real e-mail in 2003 MessageLabs release might seem to contradict a report issued earlier this week by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, which concluded that most Americans don’t have a problem with spam at work. But the two studies measure different things, so they are not necessarily contradictory. The Pew report suggests that American workers only spend a few minutes a day dealing with spam — in large part because spam aimed at office workers is stopped by various technologies, like the MessageLabs service.
Froogle All the world's products in one place. Locating stores that sell the item you want to find and pointing you directly to the place where you can make a purchase.

Monday, December 09, 2002

College Reviews : StudentsReview : Over 6000 Student Reviews!!! Uncensored student opinions of colleges and universities. Built by MIT graduate students.

Saturday, December 07, 2002

USATODAY.com - Video game college is 'boot camp' for designers DigiPen is the only accredited school offering a four-year degree in making video games, and it's fast becoming the Harvard among joystick-clenching students fresh out of high school.
ABA and LexisNexis Align to Offer New USA Patriot Act Solution -- New Offering Helps Combat Terrorism, Reduce ID Theft and Verify Customer Identification IDPoint utilizes a special process developed by LexisNexis' RiskWise(R) unit to perform numerous verification steps to validate the identity of an individual. By using multiple cross checks of extensive name, address and telephone records - from hundreds of credible and independent sources - the system can provide real-time verification of an individual in a few seconds, or verify hundreds of people in a batch mode. IDPoint is available today in batch mode; the real-time version of IDPoint will become widely available next month.
New Scientist For example, a user could safely sign up for a monthly email newsletter by specifying the source of the newsletter and limiting it to 12 messages over the next year. If the address fell into the hands of spammers, their messages would be blocked by the software before it reached the user's inbox.
SearchDay - The Wondir Search Engine Needs Your Help - 18 November 2002 The Wondir Foundation's ambitious goal is to offer a unique combination of broad metasearch, deep search of the Invisible web, and live human answers.
Best places to live Search on housing costs, tax rates, crime stats, and much more for over 1,200 places.
EContent Magazine, November 2002 |NewsStand: Enhancing the Way Publishers Publish and Readers Read Enter NewsStand, an Austin, Texas-based content technology provider that enables the international publishing industry to distribute digital media in a traditional, print-style format to global audiences via the Internet.
eLibrary Articles Now Included in Inktomi Search Results Alacritude, LLC, the Chicago-based start-up that purchased eLibrary.com and Encyclopedia.com earlier this year, has announced that documents available from eLibrary will now be indexed by Inktomi and featured in search results on portals that use the Inktomi search engine. Sites include MSN, About.com, Overture, LookSmart, HotBot, and others.
Fortune.com Is your resume doomed to end up in the trash? Maybe, if it includes any pet peeves from headhunters. Here, six key resume mistakes to avoid and how to fix them.
Amazon blushes over sex link snafu - Tech News - CNET.com In a incident that highlights the pitfalls of online recommendation systems, Amazon.com on Friday removed a link to a sex manual that appeared next to a listing for a spiritual guide by well-known Christian televangelist Pat Robertson.
Business 2.0 - Magazine Article - Could This Be the Next Disney? Electronic Arts makes one of every four videogames sold in the world (and that's before it took The Sims online). CEO Larry Probst says he's just getting started building "the greatest entertainment company ever."
HERSHEY'S Milk / Events / Drive to Read 2002 HERSHEY®'S Milk, NASCAR driver Ward Burton and the American Library Association want teens to discover the world through reading. Teens across the country will be invited to talk about their favorite literary heroes by entering Drive to Read @ your library™ and the winning reader and creative entry will get to meet Ward Burton in Miami next spring.
Malaspina.com - Free Great Books Search Engine - Great Books Search Engine This educational search engine or its compact sister version below doesn't miss much. Although we specialize in scholarly materials related to Great Books, Women's Studies, and Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual literature, the related topics and files it uncovers may delight you.
NewspaperDirect: News Vancouver, BC: NewspaperDirect, the leading innovator in out-of-market newspaper delivery, announced today that the Vancouver Public Library is the first library in the world to install its print-on-demand newspaper service. In the initial phase, a selection of 7 international papers will be available same-day at the Central Branch in the Newspaper & Magazine section.

Saturday, November 30, 2002

Holiday Toy Recall Checklist The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is alerting consumers that they may have bought children's items that have since been recalled.
internet users statistics, use Internet statistics and research with loads of links to other sites, research papers and results and statistics on Internet demographics and research.
Author Pseudonyms author pseudonyms, aliases, nicknames, working names, legalized names, pen names, noms des plumes, maiden names... etc.

Friday, November 29, 2002

Image Collection @ nationalgeographic.com The National Geographic Image Collection licenses still imagery to professional stock photography buyers.
1st Sedation Dentist - National Directory of Sedation Dentist - Anxiety Free Dentist - Sleep Dentist. Click here for a great Sedation Dentist in your town!
Technorati: Web Services for bloggers. Simply type in a URL of a blog, website, or interesting article on the web, and Cosmos will tell you which bloggers are linking to the URL.
Make Stuff - The 'You Can Make It' site for crafts, hobbies, entrepreneurs and people who just like to make stuff! We've got all kinds of recipes, formulas, craft projects and ideas that you can make yourself.
Cookin' With Google Gimme a couple of ingredients
News Is Free This site collects headlines from 3724 sources around the web and lets you manage them in new ways.
Census Finder - Links to all the FREE census online 10,412 links to free census online. We have compiled this directory of census links to help you locate free census records online.
Identity Theft: Cases and Scams If you are disputing fraudulent debts and accounts opened by an identity thief, the ID Theft Affidavit now simplifies the process. Instead of completing different forms, you can use the ID Theft Affidavit to alert companies where a new account was opened in your name.
GovDeals.com Our goal is to provide you with the very best deals available through government auctions on-line.

Sunday, November 24, 2002

Outspoken senator questions Homeland Department "Osama bin Laden is still alive and plotting more attacks while we play bureaucratic shuffleboard," Byrd told the Senate. "With a battle plan like the Bush administration is proposing, instead of crossing the Delaware River to capture the Hessian soldiers on Christmas Day, George Washington would have stayed on his side of the river and built a bureaucracy."
Insure.com - financial strength ratings Financial strength ratings represent an analysis of a wide variety of risks that could affect an insurer's long-term survival.
FOXNews.com A massive database that the government will use to monitor every purchase made by every American citizen is a necessary tool in the war on terror, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
News: Google, Amazon take lead in Web services Amazon, Google and other Web companies have begun giving developers direct access to their databases so developers can create their own "front doors" and other paths to information, such as book listings and search results. These custom APIs (application programming interfaces) allow developers to tailor such content to their specific needs.
Link-Up Digital — November 15, 2002: College Classes Online Have you considered going to college via the Internet? Of course, you have. Why wouldn’t you want to cozily sip a cup of coffee, bathrobe tied loosely around your waist, while earning higher-education credits for business or pleasure? This article will show you how to get started.
Business 2.0 - Magazine Article - Google's Next Runaway Success But AdWords Select's real genius is the unheard-of value it provides to advertisers. They pay for actual clicks on their advertisements, not each appearance of the ad.

Saturday, November 23, 2002

Office Depot Online - Free Downloadable Forms These documents are free to download and customize for your own professional use.
Barbie.com - Parents Section Barbie is getting a new career. What should it be? Librarian?
ABCNEWS.com : A Look at Libraries and the Web One in five people from low-income households depends on the library for Internet access.
The Internet Report: Teaching Kids To Surf For Themselves - Scene_1 So it's important for parents to spend time with their children when they are surfing the Internet to help them find what they are looking for and read to them if need be -- as well as protect them from inappropriate content.
Self-service library opens in Sengkang - NOV 24, 2002 There will be no service counters and only one staff librarian will be based there; volunteers will help run the place.
American Libraries: Technically Speaking, 12/02 A number of public libraries recently announced they have taken the wireless plunge.
American Libraries: News for November 25, 2002 The Dot-Kids Implementation and Efficiency Act of 2002, which would establish a family-friendly kids area for children 12 and younger within the .us domain, got congressional approval November 15.
American Libraries: News for November 25, 2002 The homeland security legislation passed by the Senate November 19 includes a provision that gives greater latitude to providers of Internet services—including libraries—to turn over information about their users if they believe an emergency situation exists.
NPR : Library for Kids Goes Online Web Site Serves Up Hundreds of Children's Books
Newsday.com - Teaching Aid Has Whale Of A Mistake A retraction was later posted on the company's Web site with an explanation that the false information came from a different Internet site intended as a joke.
EdgarIQ: New SEC Research Tool To find filings for a specific company or companies, type the company name, ticker symbol or CIK in the 'Find company filing(s)' query box.
New Scientist "Imagine being able to run a Google-like search on your life," says Gordon Bell, one of the developers.
DDN | Piqua’s library has to flesh out its own Web site Oda said he never gave much thought to the library's name — named 70 years ago for businessman Leo Flesh, who donated the money for the library's current location. But Net Nanny, a filter the library uses on all the children's department computers, did not care much for "flesh" linked to "public."
CNN.com - Hot laptop burns scientist's penis - Nov. 22, 2002 Laptops have always been a hot item but a 50-year-old scientist did not realise to what extent until he burned his penis.
PBGC Pension Search If you worked for a company in the past that went out of business or ended its defined benefit pension plan, you may be entitled to pension money.
Job-Hunt.Org, Award-Winning Jobs and Job Search The Super-List of the Web's best Careers, Jobs, and Job Search Sites.

Friday, November 22, 2002

Vanguard - Test Your Investment Knowledge Some 1,000 investors completed the 20-question 2002 Vanguard/Money Investor Literacy Test in May and achieved a mean score of 40%, which is a modest improvement over the 37% score on a similar test administered by Vanguard in 2000. Take our test and see how you measure up!
Google Directory - Recreation > Travel > Transportation > Air > Consolidators Cut-rate airline tickets
Medicare.gov - Nursing Home Compare - Home Welcome to Nursing Home Compare. The primary purpose of this tool is to provide detailed information about the past performance of every Medicare and Medicaid certified nursing home in the country.
Retire on Your Terms So get the best advice possible. Make a plan. Retire on your terms.
Esquire : The Father of Freebay Craigslist is ugly. It is ranks of pale-blue links on a field of gray. No pictures, no icons, no banner ads. Yet under the watchful eye of demiurge Craig Newmark, craigslist.org has become the single most useful commerce site on the Internet.
TriggerStreet.com TriggerStreet.com was founded in January 2002 as the web-based filmmaker and screenwriter's community of record - an interactive mechanism for the purpose of discovering and showcasing new and unique talent.

Saturday, November 16, 2002

Welcome to BRB Publications Listed below are over 1,330 state, county, city and federal (court) URL's where you can access public record information for free.
Full Text Databases Thank you for visiting the Free Resources portion of our site. This section allows librarians to tap into some valuable information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are three main components included in this section, each of which is updated on a regular basis.
librarian.net: an anecdote Perhaps Google just has its own niche that is fully separate from the public libraries, but I personally feel that we're sunk if people start to treat reference questions and interactions as if they were supplier/consumer interactions.
US Supreme Court to decide library Net filtering case The high court is not likely to decide the case until next year.
Shoddy search prevents worker success - Tech News - CNET.com According to the study, titled "Designing Usable Intranets," the group estimates that a poorly designed intranet can cost an average company with 10,000 employees $15 million per year in lost productivity.
Google Directory - Arts > Literature > Electronic Text Archives Electronic Text Archives

Friday, November 15, 2002

Yahoo! News - Michael Jackson Turns Up Late for Calif. Court Case Web services said the close-up pictures -- a rare glimpse of Jackson off-stage -- were some of the most viewed of the last 24 hours.
Carnegie Science Center Welcome to the world of Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body, a science-in-disguise exhibition where kids get the answers to many of the slimy, oozy, crusty, stinky questions they absolutely love to ask about the human body.
The World of Reading Book Reviews by Kids, for Kids
The Journalist's Toolbox: Public Records Not all public records are available online, but some of the pages below can tell you how to access them by steering you to the proper office. Some of the sites have an annual or one-time search fee.
Welcome to The Big Cartoon DataBase The Internet's Largest Searchable DataBase of Cartoons, Episode Guides and Crew Lists!
World Wide Web Research Tools About the author: Robert Harris is a writer and educator with more than 25 years of teaching experience at the college and university level.
A World of Books: Annotated surveys of noteworthy books (Library of Congress) A World of Books is a series of annual pamphlets first started in 1998. Each year the Library's foreign area specialists identify some of the most important and interesting books published abroad that an American public may have overlooked.
Study Finds Expectation of Humor Has Biological Effect on Body Yes, even looking forward to a happy, funny event increases endorphins and other relaxation-inducing hormones as well as decreases other detrimental stress hormones, a UC Irvine College of Medicine-led study has found.

Wednesday, November 13, 2002

WbW White Paper: Information (and E-mail) Overload We know SPAM - mass commercial e-mail from outside that clogs up our inbox. But alongside SPAM we're seeing something equally time-wasting and annoying, again named after a popular canned food.

Saturday, November 09, 2002

booksfree.com: borrow unlimited paperback novels The books you select arrive at your doorstep along with a prepaid return mailer.
HealthChoices -- report cards to help you compare and choose health plans Look for the NCQA seal of approval and use our free Health Plan Report Card to find the best health plan for you and your family.
ebrary: News & Events: Press Release The new Bowker-ebrarian research database—accessible from booksinprint.com® and globalbooksinprint.com®—will provide simultaneous, multi-user access to a searchable collection of full text from more than 13,000 books and other authoritative content derived from 130 of the world’s leading publishers.
Magazines to publish on tablet PC - Tech News - CNET.com Six major magazine publishers, including Forbes and the New Yorker, plan to don a new image for tablet PCs, creating digital facsimiles of their periodicals
Kim Blank'sWordiness, Wordiness, Wordiness List If You've Written This . . .You Should Have Written This . . .
FindNews.org - News Directory and Resources Guide News Information Resource. Helping You Find The News On The Topics of Todays World.

Friday, November 08, 2002

Online job listing an ID theft scam The scam is thorough, and sinister. The form Jim showed MSNBC.com even asked applicants to supply a four-digit number that would act as a password, promising access to a special Web site full of potential company projects. The request sounds innocent enough, but it’s clearly designed to take advantage of the fact that most people use the same passwords for all their personal accounts, so any 4-digit number supplied by an applicant would likely double as the PIN attached to their debit card.
Fake INS Web sites trick immigrants This looks like a U.S. government Web site, but it's not. It's really a service designed to convince Green Card hopefuls to pay a fee to enter the free Green Card lottery.

Sunday, November 03, 2002

AARP Learn the Internet Home By working through this Learn the Internet program, you will find out how to do many useful things.
Gale ReferenceLink Brings Dialog Back to Public/Academic Library Market The newly announced Gale ReferenceLink will offer approximately 50 databases out of Dialog’s more than 600, plus some 1,500 full-text sources from an abridged version of Dialog NewsRoom. The product will employ a single user-friendly interface that emulates Gale’s own InfoTrac interface.
Information Technology and Libraries vol.21, no.2 My wish would be that the interface of the library's resources would look like Google, and it would operate that simply.
Business 2.0 - Web Article - Grokker's Million-Dollar View Grokker takes categorized search results or other metadata XML documents, for example, or results from catalogs like Amazon (AMZN) or the Open Directory Project) and presents them in a gorgeous display of colored circles, which show the categories that the results fit into...But if you want Grokker, you'll have to pay for it. Even the buggy preview version will cost you $99.
Best Free Reference Web Sites 2002 This is an annual series initiated under the auspices of the Machine-Assisted Reference Section (MARS) of the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) of ALA to recognize outstanding reference sites on the World Wide Web.
My Way My Way does not present its users with pop-ups, banners or any other non-text advertising. Nor does My Way send email to its users.
Google: What's it Worth to You? After six months of testing, Google this morning publicly launched a new paid search service to help users who don't have the tech savvy or time to perform Web searches of their own.

Saturday, November 02, 2002

Martindale's Reference Desk: The Reference Desk: Calculators On-Line: Science A-Z Currently the Calculators On-Line Center contains "16,470" Calculators
Prehistoric Fiction A literary genre? Publication statistics, and such phenomenal success stories as Jean Auel's Earth's Children series suggest that it may be so.
Easy-to-read Health Information These are links to good places on the World Wide Web. Most of them have pictures.
CollectiveGood mobile phone recycling CollectiveGood is the mobile phone recycling resource.
The New York Times Learning Network The New York Times Learning Network is a free service for students in grades 3-12, their teachers and parents. The site is updated Monday through Friday throughout the year.
PCWorld.com - Web Savvy: Read Any Good E-Books Lately? What e-book marketers didn't know, Joe Public could have told them right from day one. Almost no one wants to read a novel-length book on-screen--no matter whether it's on a handheld PC, a notebook, or a special e-book device.
usnews.com: Education: E-Learning We surveyed over 2,000 traditional colleges and virtual universities to compile our E-learning directory.
Customer Respect Customer Respect Report Finds 37 Percent of Fortune 100 Offer No Reply To General Inquiries Submitted to Their Web Sites.
BW Online | October 30, 2002 | The Day the Net Nearly Choked Someone (or some group), somewhere -- exactly who remains unknown and at large -- activitated a command that told a still unclear number of computers to start bombarding the 13 root servers with so called ICMP (Internet control message protocol) messages.

Tuesday, October 29, 2002

Attention Economy "There is more information coming at us than we have the ability to absorb," said Davenport, who recently co-wrote "The Attention Economy: Understanding the New Currency of Business."

Saturday, October 26, 2002

For Richer The concentration of income at the top is a key reason that the United States, for all its economic achievements, has more poverty and lower life expectancy than any other major advanced nation.
Vanderbilt University Television News Archive The collection holds more than 30,000 individual network evening news broadcasts from the major U.S. national broadcast networks: ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN, and more than 9,000 hours of special news-related programming including ABC's Nightline since 1989.
Which MBA Critical guide to the world's best MBAs
WORLDBEAT - What's the name of that tune? When you hear a song you like but can't identify, you simply dial a short code (2580 in the U.K.), hold your handset up to capture the music, wait 15 seconds while Shazam's patent-pending technology listens to the music and then receive an SMS (short messaging service) identifying the track and artist.
FCIC National Contact Center - Federal Toll-free Numbers From the Federal Citizen Information Center
Eldis - Country Profiles Our quick-links guide to country level information: news, statistics, organisations and sectoral information.
Ohio State University Libraries: net.TUTOR Guide to understanding the Net
Series and Sequels We've done our best to identify as many series written for or enjoyed by teens as possible.
The PowerPoint Anthology of Literature Too busy for Cliff's Notes? Welcome to The PowerPoint Anthology of Literature: Great books distilled to their essence and presented in the most efficient form of communication ever devised.
TechNews.com Google, the Internet's top search engine, said "sniper" has zoomed to the top of its list of fast-rising search terms. Lycos said "Washington sniper" was its 10th most common search query last week, and that searches pertaining to "sniper rifles" had tripled. More people also are entering "bulletproof vest" into the query box at Lycos.com.
Boomers slow to embrace MP3s “WE’RE A GENERATION that has lived through so many modes of experiencing music — from vinyl to 8-track to CD to cassette and reel-to-reel,” said Melissa Easton, 38, an industrial designer who lives in Manhattan’s Chinatown. “We’re sick of changing our modes of listening.”

Tuesday, October 22, 2002

USATODAY.com - Do U Luv Me? Wireless gadgets taking art of flirting to new level In the age of wireless communication, flirting has gone mobile via such devices as cell phones and two-way pagers.
Survey Reveals Computer Technology More Important Than the Library or Tutoring For Student Success In Higher Education An independent survey sponsored by McGraw-Hill Ryerson found that web-based technology is considered by higher education faculty to be the most effective institutional resource in encouraging student success, outweighing traditional resources such as the library and tutoring
Yahoo! News - Most Popular Most popular, most viewed, and rated news

Monday, October 21, 2002

Diagrams - SkyscraperPage.com Now over 5010 illustrated structures in our database!
Language Sites For those of you who, like me, are heels over head in love with the English language, there are many places on the Net your love may be requited. This is not a definitive list, and it will continue to grow as I unearth more sites.
OurDocuments.gov - 100 Milestone Documents from American History These documents reflect our diversity and our unity, our past and our future, and mostly our commitment as a nation to continue to strive to “form a more perfect union.”
Remarks before the President’s Council of Advisers on Science and Technology (PCAST) I told my staff: "I no longer have any encyclopedias, any dictionaries, or any reference materials anywhere in my office, whatsoever, I don't need them. I've stopped using all reference materials because you don't need it. All you need is a search engine.

Saturday, October 19, 2002

Shark "Photo of the Year" Is E-Mail Hoax A photograph that has been circulating on the internet showing a shark leaping out of the water to attack a helicopter, is a fake.
EMusic: Download, Play, Burn MP3s. EMusic is a revolutionary new music discovery service that offers an easy and inexpensive way for avid music fans to download and enjoy over 200,000 high-quality MP3 songs from established musicians. For as little as $9.99 a month, you can download as much music as you desire from EMusic's catalog. All of the music is legitimately licensed from record labels and artists, so you can feel comfortable knowing that songwriters, musicians and other copyright-holders are being fairly compensated for their work.
Prescription Refill Home Our online service lets you refill any prescription currently on file at your Publix Pharmacy. It's quick and easy; all you need is your pharmacy and prescription numbers and an Internet connection. Order refills any time of the day or night, from work or home. You don't even have to enter a password or credit card number - just pay when you pick your prescription(s) up.
Business Plan Software and Sample Business Plans Start Planning Your Business Now!
The FTC's Proposal to Create a National "Do Not Call" Registry ). If the FTC decides to adopt the proposal and implement a national "do not call" registry, it will be months before it takes effect.
Web Sites to Find Statistics On-Line Sports, government, war, vitals, environment, population, entertainment, wealth and salary, other countries, misc.
The NYPL Picture Collection Online It is a collection of 30,000 digitized, public domain images from books, magazines and newspapers as well as original photographs, prints and postcards, mostly created before 1923.
Web shoppers worry about online security Majority of people don’t trust that their personal information is secure when they make an online purchase.
Google Glossary Find definitions for words, phrases and acronyms

Monday, October 14, 2002

America's Library The site was designed especially with young people in mind, but there are great stories for people of all ages, and we hope children and their families will want to explore this site together.
World Newspapers World newspapers online and news sites in English by region
NewsSeer news and current events; latest breaking news news search engine and an adaptive tool that's constantly learning your interests so it can provide you with more relevant material

Sunday, October 13, 2002

The Sacramento Bee -- sacbee.com -- Wired Life: Use of public libraries grows with Internet "Anybody who's looked at it knows that the Internet is a mess," Turner says. "The vast majority of people need help."

Friday, October 11, 2002

SeatGURU.com To find the seat that best suits your needs, simply select the aircraft you're flying using the above menu.

Tuesday, October 08, 2002

Careers From Home - Find the Job of Your Dreams and Work In Your Own House! CareersFromHome.com is an online career website that specializes in connecting companies and/or organizations with individuals seeking work from home opportunities.
FreeLunch.com Home Page FREE access to over 900,000 economic and financial data series
September/October 2002 The next week, the students made their reports. They had spent most of their time researching on the Internet. Some had spent hours. They had accumulated some general information — much of it from online genealogies — but its reliability was questionable. More frustrating to me was the discovery that only three students had used their Internet searches to find real people to talk with. During the class discussion, several students said they were not sure how to use archives, while others said that using actual libraries was burdensome
[ www.100000watts.com ] -- US Radio & TV Directory 18,748 stations are tracked and listed
The Chronicle: Daily news: 10/03/2002 -- 01 An expansive study of the information-gathering habits of students and faculty members has found that they first turn to online materials, although most view print as a more reliable source of information.
Google Poetry Enter a query and Google will make you your very own poem.

Sunday, October 06, 2002

SearchDay - The Truth About Big Brother Databases - 3 October 2002 Two public records experts describe exactly what is -- and is not -- included in "big brother" databases.

Sunday, September 29, 2002

Noisebox : a non profit news wire Non-profit news releases.
TV ACRES: The Web's Ultimate Subject Guide to TV Program Facts & Trivia - Front Door Subject Guide to Television Program Facts.
Electronic Journal Miner This site primarly includes ejournal sites as they are offered by the publisher. In general this site excludes ejournals that are embedded within aggregators (such as Northern Light, EBSCO, Bell & Howell ProQuest, Information Access Company and others).

Saturday, September 28, 2002

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Ask the Expert: Shopping for a mortgage - Sep. 27, 2002 Compared with the bad old days when searching for a mortgage meant flipping through newspaper ads, making endless phone calls and even trudging from bank to bank, today is a virtual paradise for anyone looking for a home loan.
Country Reports, for Countries Around the World! Country information from around the world. A resource for business, tourists, students and teachers.
Infography Search An Expert Will Guide You to the Best Information.

Friday, September 27, 2002

Yahoo shelves for-fee research service - Tech News - CNET.com Yahoo nixed its paid document-search service after only eight months
Search for Public School Districts CCD public school district data for the 2000-2001 school year
Fortune.com The Rolling Stones are an astounding moneymaking machine. Here's how Mick Jagger & Co. have perfected the business model behind the most successful act in rock & roll today.
Artist Availablility Intended for college concerts, this listings shows the price various musicians charge to play a personal date.
The SuperSearchers Web Page This page features a growing collection of links to subject-specific Web resources recommended by the world’s leading online searchers.
transL8it! is a free, translation engine and dictionary for SMS lingo, texting, acronyms and emoticons. Simple to use! Just type in your SMS texting lingo and let transL8it! convert it to plain english OR type in a phrase in english and convert it to SMS lingo! Stay on top of this SMS craze.
Salon.com Technology | Investors of the world, unite! "Take on the Street: What Wall Street and Corporate America Don't Want You to Know," is intended mainly as a guide for investors who worry about putting their money in a market fraught with scandal.

Monday, September 23, 2002

The Onion | Bush Sends Troops To West Nile Vowing to "exact justice for the taking of innocent American lives," a determined and defiant President Bush deployed more than 14,000 ground troops to the West Nile Monday.
Dictionaraoke.org - The Singing Dictionary Audio clips from online dictionaries sing the hits of yesterday and today. The fun of karaoke meets the word power of the dictionary.
Budget crunch hits libraries in the stacks The sour economy will mean nearly $40 million less for public libraries in Ohio this year compared with last, while demand for library services is expected to grow 17 percent.
Reuters | The World's Leading Provider of Financial Information and News On Sept. 19, 1982, Fahlman typed :-) in an online message.
Tilastokeskus - WebStat WebStat is a database of statistical sources available via the Internet. The material is classified by subject field and by country.
FOXNews.com Lawyers for two obese teenagers in New York say McDonald's is to blame, and they're taking Ronald to court.

Sunday, September 22, 2002

Dancing Ant - MiniClip.com. MiniClip games are incredibly popular because they are fun and easy to use. They are small enough to be sent through email, and easily viewed on and off the web.
Tool Kit for the Expert Web Searcher I'm inviting you to look over my shoulder and use what I use every day for Web searching in an academic library.
Google Voice Search Demo Search on Google by voice with a simple telephone call
AnswerBus Question Answering System Type in your question in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian or Portuguese.
Wall Street Executive Library. Over 1450 Content Rich Information Sources for News, Finance, Industry Research, and Market Research. The Web's Best Business Sites!
Emode.Com: Tests, Tests, Tests Emode is the #1 destination for self-discovery. We've served up more tests than any other site.

Saturday, September 14, 2002

Page By Page Books. Read Classic Books Online, Free. We have hundreds of classic books you can read right now, all absolutely free! Read a little or alot, sneak in a few pages over lunch then read some more after dinner, no matter how much you read at a time, you can bookmark it and come back to exactly the right place.
ChoicePoint - News Center/Press Release For the first time, ChoicePoint (NYSE: CPS) is offering consumers the opportunity to see the information that insurance companies use to decide what rate an insurance customer will be charged.
Google Watch A look at how Google's monopoly, algorithms, and privacy policies are undermining the Web.
Welcome to MerckSource Merck & Co., Inc. is a leading research-driven pharmaceutical products and services company and publisher of The Merck Manual, the most widely read medical text in the world, as well as the Merck Manual—Home Edition, developed especially for consumers. Merck has partnered with other providers of consumer health and medical information to provide this Internet resource, MerckSource, just for you.
LiveJournal.com LiveJournal.com is a free service that allows you to create and customize your very own "live journal": a journal that you keep online!
Forbes.com Our annual Mutual Fund Survey may be your key to investing happily again.
Wondir The Wondir information service will strive to be a simple yet effective way for people with an information need to ask a question and get a good answer from those sources who are out there, ready to help.
USnews.com: Education: America's Best Colleges 2003 In addition to this year's college rankings, we offer a detailed school directory, interactive tools, a step-by-step college admissions guide, articles, and more!
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Best Children's Music Our goal is to make great children's music easily accessible to parents and teachers and to scour the market looking for kid's music that meets our standards for excellence.
The Condiment Packet Museum The Condiment Packet Museum exists to provide documentation and display of condiments found in packets. The packets in the Museum are specifically all packets other than sugar packets, which are currently well documented by other sources. We think they look cool. So there.

Friday, September 13, 2002

E-Commerce News: Can Google Do Big Business? Will all that traffic translate to long-term business success for Google? Can the company leverage its popularity to reap long-term profits?
BBC NEWS | Technology | Bandwidth hogs eat away at broadband Sharing files over the internet takes up lots of bandwidth.

Sunday, September 08, 2002

MetaCrawler re-launched today with an updated design The re-launch of MetaCrawler represents the first integration of Google into InfoSpace's network of Web search Internet properties.
Totally Off The Record - read & share anonymous work stories Welcome to Totally Off The Record™, the place to share and enjoy anonymous work stories.
HoustonChronicle.com - Next Potter book not on deadline; rumors abound After publishing one book a year between 1997 and 2000, Rowling has now missed two deadlines, the later in July, when the fifth installment was expected in stores. Word now is that you'll have to wait until June 2003 to read a new Harry Potter book. Or maybe later.
LLRX.com - The Growth of Digital Image Archives: Can We Toll the Bell for Microfilm? The efforts of numerous vendors to digitize the archives currently stored on microfilm or microfiche may eventually make the tedious multi-step process of using print indices to locate articles on microfilm obsolete.
How Does XML Help Libraries? Libraries have encoded bibliographic records in MARC for many years, and that has allowed them to easily share catalog records, which reduces costs while improving services. For a variety of reasons, it is not feasible to encode the new types of resources patrons want access to in MARC. However, when the information is stored in XML, it is possible to share and combine that data in ways that would not otherwise be possible.
A Futuristic Library If the network doesn't yield what you're looking for, a librarian wearing a headset and carrying a personal digital assistant can find a particular book or get the answer in seconds.
Graduate Rankings - Education and Social Science Library - University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign *While these sites may contain information of value to you, the Education and Social Science Library and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign do not endorse the sites or the information they contain.
Entrepreneur.com: Entrepreneur's Start-Up Kits: Start-Up Reports by Industry Start-Up Kits are quick, easy-to-read guides to starting the most popular businesses around.

Friday, September 06, 2002

The Worst of the Web We're always on the lookout for sites that are Worst of the Web material
USATODAY.com - EBay mulls legal options against parody Web site But with its logo and color scheme, E-Gray is clearly meant to mimic eBay.
Mercury News | 08/30/2002 | Laundry goes online at college College students sitting in their dorm rooms will soon get an answer via the Internet to one of life's great unanswered questions: Is there a washer or dryer available in the basement laundry room?
Mercury News | 09/03/2002 | China blocks Google search engine China has blocked access to popular U.S. Internet search engine Google amid government calls to tighten media controls ahead of a major Communist Party congress.

Saturday, August 31, 2002

EURWEB: Headlines: COOL J AND DOUG E. FRESH PUT IN KIDS WORK: Rappers go after a new audience. Book publisher Scholastic is scheduled to launch a new book and CD series titled "Hip Kid Hop." A children's book, aimed at kids 4-10, will be paired with a two-track CD that includes rap versions of the story performed by a popular hip-hop artist as well as a music-only track so the children can rap along
Simon & Schuster claims author is not Gambino grandson. - Aug. 29, 2002 - Book publisher Simon & Schuster is suing Michael Pellegrino over a $500,000 book contract, alleging that Pellegrino is not the illegitimate grandson of the late Mafia boss Carlo Gambino, as he had claimed, a newspaper reported Thursday.
Internet Webpages Newspaper Launches Nationwide Internet Webpages Newspaper, a quarterly printed web guide directory, is set for national release.
Web Based Ticker of Amber Alert System Announced Called Code Amber, by adding a single line of code to their web pages, web site owners may now display active Amber Alerts to their site visitors.
Welcome to TODAY'S FRONT PAGES The Newseum's popular exhibit, "Today's Front Pages" is now available online. Select a region and see the newspapers that are available.
Ohioans Gain Access to Millions of Articles Online Every person in the state, young or old, can now access the same expansive collection of online journals, magazines, and research databases.
CheatHouse.com Releases New Version of it's Essay Database The idea that students can simply find, download and hand in their homework is a recipe that is attracting over 6,000 visitors a day.
NetHistory v2.0: Main Welcome to NetHistory, the most comprehensive directory of links (250 and counting) to information about the history of the Internet, World Wide Web, Usenet, as well as related concepts such as email, browsers, online games and BBSs.
Santa Rosa Learning Center Library The Santa Rosa Learning Center Branch Library opened April 16. This 8,400 square foot branch library represents a new format for the system, as a book-less branch offering electronic access to information and web-based resources, with more than 30 computers available to the public.
USATODAY.com - Prosecutor: Al-Qaeda targeted towers in early 2000 "There will be thousands of dead. You will all think of me," Marwan Al-Shehhi, a member of a Hamburg terror cell, told a librarian in April or May of 2000.
Beloit College Releases the Class of 2004 Mindset List For the fifth year, Beloit College, the liberal arts college in Beloit, Wisconsin, is distributing the Mindset List to its faculty and staff as an indicator of the many ways in which entering 17 and 18 year-olds see the world differently from their professors, coaches and mentors.
Salon.com Technology | Meet Mr. Anti-Google What is the truth according to Brandt? Google's PageRank algorithm, the celebrated system by which Google orders search results, is not, as Google says, "uniquely democratic" -- it's "uniquely tyrannical." PageRank is the "opposite of affirmative action," he has written, meaning that the system discriminates against new Web sites and favors established sites. More than that, says Brandt, Google is a careless custodian of private information. When you search for something at Google, it saves your search terms and associates them with a cookie that is set to live on your machine for 36 years.

Thursday, August 29, 2002

Check the Grid - Movie Reviews We've actually read 9,964 of the latest movie reviews from across the country and converted all the stars and thumbs to a simple rating system.
Sign in - Yahoo! Bookmarks Save and access your favorite sites with Yahoo! Bookmarks so you can access them from any computer.

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

ParkingTicket.com ::: Fight your Parking Tickets online! Parkingticket.com will completely and thoroughly analyze your ticket for defects.
Signing on AOL is easy; getting off is a pain - 2002-08-19 - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) But I suspect AOL's true secret advantage is an ancient marketing ritual detailed in the 1976 Eagles‚ song "Hotel California:" "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave."
USATODAY.com - College radio losing its grip on the Net In June, the U.S. Copyright Office issued rates for royalties that Webcasters must pay music labels and musicians for sound recordings. The minimum is $500 a year but fees are retroactive to 1998, and many college station's simply can't afford the assessments of at least $2,000.
Finance: Nearly 40 Percent of Home Buyers Use Web Nearly four in 10 buyers now use the Internet to shop for their next home, according to a survey by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
TechNews.com But now there's another consequence of the tech bust: Enrollment growth in undergraduate computer science departments has come to a halt.

Sunday, August 25, 2002

SearchDay - Battling Information Overload - 21 August 2002 Searchers can fight information overload in two ways -- at the source and with tools and techniques that cut down on the amount of information we wade through.

Saturday, August 24, 2002

Outlet Bound Guide to outlet centers and factory stores.
United States Historical Census Data Browser The data presented here describe the people and the economy of the US for each state and county from 1790 to 1960.
GoogleMail Just email google@capeclear.com and put the text of your query in the "Subject" line. You'll receive your search results via email.

Friday, August 23, 2002

SearchDay - News Sites Beat Search Engines in Customer Satisfaction - 20 August 2002 The University of Michigan's American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) reports that users are happier with news and information sites than search engines or portals -- and predicts the demise of several laggards.
SearchDay - Shorten Those Links! - 19 August 2002 These services take long URLs and create short versions pointing to the same page -- for free.
Publishers' Catalogue Home Page Directory of more than 7000 publishers world-wide listing publishers by topic or location
You Are Where You Live Describes every U.S. neighborhood in terms of 62 distinct lifestyle types
BoardReader.com BoardReader was developed to address the shortcomings of current search engine technology to accurately find and display information contained on the Web's forums and message boards.

Thursday, August 22, 2002

CardOffers.com Online credit card directory

Wednesday, August 21, 2002

BBC NEWS | Technology | FBI warns about wireless craze The idea behind warchalking is to use a standardised set of symbols to mark the existence of wireless networks that anyone can use to go online.
Don't Link to Us! Don't Link to Us! links to sites that attempt to impose substantial restrictions on other sites that link to them.

Monday, August 19, 2002

The Nando Times: 'Huge toxic cloud' threatens southern Asia, scientists say The scientists say more research is needed but that some trends are clear. Respiratory illness appears to be increasing along with the pollution in densely populated South Asia, with one study suggesting the 500,000 premature deaths annually in India.
eBook Locator - Powered by OverDrive Welcome to eBookLocator where you can search through a database of thousands of eBooks! Get the latest reviews, excerpts and author bios -- plus availability at leading retail sites
Statements by Company CEOs and CFOs Companies whose CEOs and CFOs are required to file sworn statements with the Commission are listed below.
Census Bureau - POPClocks The U.S. POPClock has been recalibrated to be consistent with Census 2000 data released on 12/28/2000.
VRD- AskA Locator: By Subject Please remember that the Virtual Reference Desk does not actually answer questions, but provides resources and links to experts that offer these services.

Sunday, August 18, 2002

ZDNet: Story: 3 easy ways to kill pop-up ads while you surf Here are three downloads that will help you surf the Web without interruption.
Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics U.S. consumers spent $675 million for online content in 2001, a 92 percent increase over the previous calendar year.
Tadoos Get paid up to £800 or $1270 for having a unique, non-permanent advertisement tattooed on your body using Timed Tattoo Technology ™.
The ultimate lyrics search engine with over 100,000 songs Find a song by Song Lyrics Artist or Album. Searching 1,834,923 song lyrics
Business 2.0 - Magazine Article - What eBay Isn't Telling You How could so many people have turned over so much money to a man they knew only through an online auction, without any proof that they'd receive merchandise in return -- or even that the merchandise existed?
Deep Linking Some court decisions have made it illegal for one Web site to link directly to a single page within a larger Web site.
World Tribune.com: INS limits entry from Mideast countries: Saudis not affected Officials said the greatest restrictions will be imposed on those who seek to enter the United States from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Sudan and Syria. They said the new regulations will begin by October.

Saturday, August 17, 2002

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | US adviser warns of Armageddon One of the Republican party's most respected foreign policy gurus yesterday appealed for President Bush to halt his plans to invade Iraq, warning of "an Armageddon in the Middle East". The outspoken remarks from Brent Scowcroft, who advised a string of Republican presidents, including Mr Bush's father, represented an embarrassment for the administration on a day it was attempting to rally British public support for an eventual war.
INDUSTRYWEEK COLUMN -- Viewpoint -- Personal Computing: You Get What You Pay For Regarding Business Research Sometimes it pays to hire a professional, or at least buy quality content
Business 2.0 - Magazine Article - Cheat Sheet: A Civilian's Guide to the Economy Here's a breakdown of the key economic indicators -- the ones that Wall Street, Alan Greenspan, and the producers of CNBC pore over
Pew Internet & American Life Project The Digital Disconnect: The widening gap between Internet-savvy students and their schools
Singingfish - Find audio and video. Find audio and video.
Operation Paperback grassroots organization of family, friends and web friends who collect gently used paperback books and send them to American troops deployed overseas.

Thursday, August 15, 2002

Online Distant Learning Education Universities - Accredited Associates, MBA, & Master's Degree Courses from University of Phoenix, Ashworth College, AIU and Devry University, and more. Due to rapid technological change and shifting market conditions, the American education system is challenged with providing increased educational opportunities without increased budgets. Many educational institutions are answering this challenge by developing distance education programs. Online Distant Universities is a comprehensive guide to some of the best distance learning programs, resources, links, and information the web.
Antiques price guides Price guides and resources for appraising and determining the value of your antiques and collectibles.

Wednesday, August 14, 2002

Salon.com Technology | The media titans still don't get it To paraphrase James Carville: It's the users, stupid!

Sunday, August 11, 2002

Salon.com Technology | "Buy, Lie and Sell High" The net effect, Mills says, was a massive redistribution of wealth from the hands of the many ordinary -- or "retail" investors -- to the pockets of financial insiders, venture capitalists and the moneyed elite.
BatchTrace Features BatchTrace currently includes more than 3.5 billion name/address records compiled from hundreds of independent sources, including: pizza delivery.
freeware downloads: Popup Blockers - free software brought to you by WebAttack.com, the largest download site for Windows Internet tools. Popup Blockers
BizReport Ranking particular websites by paid subscribers, a 2002 study from Intermarket Group puts wsj.com in eighth place with 640,000 subscribers following after American Greetings Corp.'s websites with a collective 1.4 million subscribers and classmates.com with 1.6 million subscribers.
Specialty Search Engines For those times when you want to find more than just web pages and web sites, some of the "specialty search engines" below will prove useful.

Friday, August 09, 2002

Digital Reference Primer This resource is intended to provide a basic, general introduction to digital reference services.
Consumer Guide Auto Check - Enter a VIN for a free history record check
Who2 Homepage Find Famous People Fast!
Atomica: One source for integrated answers on demand. Just type in any topic and click "Answer"
Yahoo - New York Times Digital Partners With Google to Enhance Search Results On NYTimes.com and Boston.com When a user conducts a search on NYTimes.com, a page of article results is generated with links to current and archived articles. Google's Web-wide search results will appear below these NYTimes.com links, providing NYTimes.com users with access to the most relevant search results from billions of Web pages. Google's sponsored links will also appear, to help users find related products and services.

Wednesday, August 07, 2002

Parenting - Editors' Picks: Subscription Websites Unlike most regular sites, subscription ones offer ad-free content and no danger that your child will click a link to a web page that's inappropriate
Dumb Laws Keep in mind that this is an entertainment site, we wouldn't recommend using our laws as evidence in court, unless you'd like the judge to laugh you into jail!
Unforgettable Languages The language courses that teach you to remember what you learn.
If DTV's Busted, So Is the Budget If broadcasters fail to turn on their digital signals in 2006, legislators will see a massive budgetary shortfall. When they passed the Balanced Budget Act in 1997, they counted on the proceeds from the future sale of digital spectrum.
Rivals Lobby Against Orbitz Orbitz, which has an IPO pending, is owned by American Airlines, United Airlines, Continental, Delta and Northwest Airlines.

Monday, August 05, 2002

Hotel Room Liquidation Search Engine Live Today BetterHotelRates.com is a hotel room liquidation website that offers bargain rates at thousands of properties spanning more than 1,200 destinations worldwide.
SEC Launches Web Site To Provide Links to CEO, CFO Certifications The Securities and Exchange Commission this week posted to its Web site a list of the 947 companies whose top officials are required to file sworn statements attesting to the accuracy of the companies' most recent annual and quarterly financial reports.

Friday, August 02, 2002

EDGAR(R) Online(R) Limits Services on FreeEDGAR EDGAR(R) Online(R), Inc. (Nasdaq: EDGR) today announced it is limiting the amount of free information available on its FreeEDGAR Web site.
Will Printing Office Be Inked Out? (washingtonpost.com) But soon one of the nation's biggest publishing operations may be printing news of its own demise. All 130 federal departments and agencies using the GPO have been ordered by the White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to arrange their own printing beginning Sept. 1.
Travel Leisure | Information and Resources for Travelers Who is delivering the best in travel—right now? To find the answer, we've been surveying Travel + Leisure readers since 1996
Curious and Useful Math tricks and rules for quickly calculating certain types of math problems. There are also some entertaining trivia and math facts that are nice to slip into casual conversation.
Everyday Chemistry Experiments you can do at home in your kitchen!
Desert Plants & Wildflowers Index - DesertUSA DesertUSA.com contains images, stories, movie and audio clips, virtual reality tours and hard data about, virtually any desert-related topic
WHAT'S THAT STUFF? Award recipient of the
Scientific American 2002 Sci/Tech Web Awards
no flying, no tights -- graphic novel reviews for teens This site is specifically devoted to presenting graphic novel reviews for teens and those who work with them, including librarians, teachers, and parents.
Natural Learning Select a letter of the alphabet below for a corresponding Fingerplay
BBC NEWS | Health | Fresh fears over mobile phones A major study into the safety of mobile phones has concluded that they may affect the health of people who use them.
An Etymological Dictionary of Classical Mythology Modern English words whose origins reach far back into Ancient Greek and Roman mythology.

Thursday, August 01, 2002

Characteristics of Health-Related Web Sites Identified by Common Internet Portals Consumers who search for online health information are most likely to access the first few sites listed by a search engine. The content of such sites, however, has not been well described.
InformationWeek > Online Recruiting > NACElink Offers Grads Low-Cost Job-Search Option > July 12, 2002 In a move sure to shake up the market for online recruiting of college graduates, the National Association of Colleges and Employers and the nonprofit E-recruiting Association Inc. last week said they're developing a Web site that will replace the exclusive contracts many schools have with other online recruiting vendors.
InformationWeek > War On Terrorism > FBI Passes On Hijacked Al-Qaida Web Site > July 30, 2002 A Maryland man took over what's billed as a prime communication site, but a lumbering FBI eventually said 'no thanks.'
The 30-second rule The average American users wait about 30 seconds the first time they look at a new home page.
"The Recent Downturn is Proof Positive of Our Reserach" "...The markets had, for a short time, forgotten who is king of this economy, the consumer."
Is This a Good Time to Buy a PC? A recent Forrester survey of over 9,000 consumers found that PC penetration has nearly reached its limit for home users. For the most part, then, it's a buyer's market.
TechTV | Faster Chips With Chicken Feathers The feather fibers are stripped from the quills, pressed together into mats, mixed with a special type of soybean oil, pressed again into hard boards, and then cut down into small boards for circuits.
Googling AOL While the DOJ Probes The new AOL Search has been tweaked to provide results from Google's massive index of billions of Web documents and from within AOL's own system, the first time a search engine would index both at the same time.

Sunday, July 28, 2002

MapScience.com - Do You Live Near Nuclear Waste Routes At the site, type in any street address and get a customized map that shoes how close that address is to a nuclear waste route within one, three, and five miles.
USATODAY.com - Travel- Smarter trips start here One-stop travel
Hotmail clean-out catches members out - Tech News - CNET.com As part of a series of new storage policies aimed at driving more people toward its paid services, Microsoft has instituted a plan to delete sent Hotmail messages that are more than 30 days old.
usnews.com: Health: Best hospitals If you're looking for the best in medical care, check out the 13th annual edition of "America's Best Hospitals."
The Web didn't kill libraries. It's the new draw. | csmonitor.com Rather than lead to the demise of libraries, the World Wide Web may have turned out to be a their saving grace.

Saturday, July 27, 2002

FirstGov -- Citizen Gateway Government helping citizens, one click at a time
Rocketinfo - Search Engine The heart of all Rocketinfo Solutions is an advanced search engine that is optimized for finding news and information that is current, relevant and accurate.

Thursday, July 25, 2002

Search-22 :: Reference Search Engines With one user-friendly form you can start your searches directly from one spot.
Medical Reference For Non-Medical Librarians Created by Lynne M. Fox, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
The Gold Book - Manheim Online Gold Book's database of collector car auction results and verified private transactions is the largest in the world.
Newstream.com - Multimedia News for the 21st Century Newsroom In 1937, the first cans of SPAM® luncheon meat began to appear on the shelves of grocery stores in the United States.
Gigablast It can index BILLIONS of web pages and serve thousands of queries per second at an unbelievably-LOW cost. Another major feature is it's ability to index web pages almost instantly.
SocioSite: SOCIAL SCIENCE DATA ARCHIVES Instead of spending hours in a library, you can spend minutes online, retrieving data, bibliographic citations and full text articles.

Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Blowing broadband out of the water Getting on the Internet this fall at Case Western Reserve University is going to be like opening a fire hydrant.
Federal bill targets electronic waste - Tech News - CNET.com Hoping to wake the country from its "e-waste nightmare," a U.S. congressman has introduced a bill intended to address the increasing volumes of obsolete computers.

Sunday, July 21, 2002

Health Affairs - Abstract National health insurance would require smaller tax increases than most people imagine and would make government's role in financing care more visible and explicit.

Saturday, July 20, 2002

The New Yorker: Fact The management of Enron, in other words, did exactly what the consultants at McKinsey said that companies ought to do in order to succeed in the modern economy. It hired and rewarded the very best and the very brightest—and it is now in bankruptcy. The reasons for its collapse are complex, needless to say. But what if Enron failed not in spite of its talent mind-set but because of it? What if smart people are overrated?
Forbes.com - Magazine Article WorldCom's book-cooking was laid out chapter and verse in a shareholder suit more than a year ago. Unfortunately, a judge with knotty political ties tossed it out, as directors, auditors, regulators--and the press--snoozed.
NewsForge: The Online Newspaper of Record for Linux and Open Source NewsForge broke the news last month that Microtel was putting together Mandrake-Linux PCs for Walmart.com, the online division of the giant American retailer. If you were beginning to think those PCs were never going to make their way online, you were wrong. As of Sunday evening, they're online in the desktop computer section of Walmart.com.
New SpamSlicer Service Can Stop 95% Of Spam SpamSlicer.com is a new service that integrates existing spam-blocking tools with a new patent-pending process, blocking up to 95 percent of spam before it ever reaches a user’s in-box.
InvestSafe.com launches informative site explaining new Solo-Owner 401 (k) As a result of a new tax law, small business owners with no employees or only a spouse as an employee can establish a Solo-Owner 401(k) plan. The law also allows them to roll over or transfer their IRAs, 401(k), 403(b), or other qualified retirement funds into their Solo-Owner 401(k) plan.
Guardian Unlimited | Netnews | When size does matter Google's superiority is under threat, writes Chris Sherman
Write Like an Egyptian Your name in hieroglyphs, the way an Egyptian scribe might have written it.
Electric Chicken presents the Apple iToilet And so the iToilet was born.
Komando.com, Website for The Kim Komando Radio Show®, Kool sites A great deal of information about individuals is available on the Internet. From marriage records to legal proceedings, you can find just about anything.
The New York Review of Books: The Power of the Super-Rich America is fast becoming a plutocracy, the spirit of democracy is on the wane
Consumer Guide® Automotive: Reviews, Ratings & Prices for Cars, Trucks, SUVs, Minivans Truth about cars

Thursday, July 18, 2002

Search for Private Schools PSS Private School Universe Survey data for the 1999-2000 school year
Connect - Fear - Librarians at the Gate - - Online Features - Darwin Magazine E-books are killing the happy marriage of libraries and publishers. Libraries can now lend the same book to thousands of readers simultaneously. Publishers say it’s not fair. What’s the answer?
Merck Veterinary Manual The Merck Veterinary Manual (MVM) has served veterinarians and other animal health professionals as a concise and reliable animal health reference for over 45 years.
Amazon Light Amazon Light uses Amazon.com's Search capabilities and returns the information in a rather plain-vanilla manner.
Point. Click. Think? (washingtonpost.com) As Students Rely on the Internet for Research, Teachers Try to Warn of the Web's Snares
Innovative Internet Applications in Libraries Note that many of these library sites offer several innovative applications.
Multi-Database Search Select one OR MORE databases and enter your search below.
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh Young Adult Booklists The following are subject lists of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's recommended reading for teens.
Stamps.com: Postage From Your Printer Print your own stamps.
Health On the Net (HON): Health On the Net Code of Conduct (HONcode) The Health on the Net Foundation Code of Conduct (HONcode) for medical and health Web sites addresses one of Internet's main healthcare issues: the reliability and credibility of information.
The Wireless Future of Library Computing: Implications of Docomo Cell Phones Libraries, while recognizing the growth of laptop usage and responding to it, have neglected the importance of development of an even more significant tool: the cellular phone.

Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Equifax Credit Reporting: Consumer Services: Credit Ratings and Scores Equifax Credit Watch™ helps you monitor, manage and protect your credit.
PCWorld.com - Privacy Watch: Online Investigators Know All About You Web services promise to dig up all available information--factual and otherwise--about the person of your choice.
PCWorld.com - Do We Really Want the Wireless Web? If you believe everything you read, you may think the wireless Web is everywhere. But despite all the hype, the service is just not that popular.

Sunday, July 14, 2002

The List: The Definitive Internet Services Buyer's Guide The following is a list of area codes serviced by ISPs for locations within the United States and Canada.
Best History Websites Here you'll find sites, rated for usefulness and accuracy, that will help you study or teach a wide variety of topics and periods in History.
Top Breaking News Headlines From 1stHeadlines One-stop location where readers can view the latest "Breaking News" headlines from top online news sources around the world in a fast, easy-to-read format.

Friday, July 12, 2002

The Chronicle: 7/12/2002: Do Libraries Really Need Books? Controversial projects at some colleges move the printed word out of sight
Janis Ian Articles "The Internet, and downloading, are here to stay... Anyone who thinks otherwise should prepare themselves to end up on the slagheap of history." (Janis Ian during a live European radio interview, 9-1-98)
The Harry Potter Page: If You Like Harry Potter... These are books that have similar themes, plots, characters, situations, humour, and/or writing style to those of the Harry Potter books.
Facts for Features, Census Bureau Fact Sheets Each Facts for Features consists of a collection of statistics pertinent to a particular holiday or special observance
abcBabysit This site offers free printables for babysitters, parents, daycare providers, and teachers of young children.
seatcheck Have your car seats inspected.
GooFresh -- Fresh Google Results! This form is a way to search for sites added today, yesterday, within the last seven days, or last 30 days.

Thursday, July 11, 2002

Instant XRay entry page Instant X-Ray analyzes your holdings the way only Morningstar can.

Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Will WorldCom's Woes Engulf UUNet? As the largest backbone provider to ISPs of all sizes, including AOL and EarthLink, UUNet is key to the Internet's inner workings.
Yahoo - EBay to Buy PayPal in $1.5 Billion Deal The long-anticipated merger will extend a close working relationship between eBay and PayPal, two of the most successful dot-com survivors.

Monday, July 08, 2002

VOA Pronunciation Guide Pronounce a person's name as that person pronounces it.
EasyBib.com - Free, Automatic Bibliography Formatting, Alphabetizing, and Printing. Need to create a bibliography really fast?

Sunday, July 07, 2002