Monday, June 30, 2003

Smarter Living is a free online consumer community dedicated to helping people save time and money We send weekly e-mail newsletters detailing last-minute Internet deals and the latest travel promotions to our subscribers. We also post the latest fare sales, travel deals, and special promotions daily on our site.

Sunday, June 29, 2003

Surfers impatient with search engines The web is making people picky and impatient, a US study has found.
NeighborhoodScout is a professional neighborhood matching service available to you for free over the Internet when you fill in the form and request a password NeighborhoodScout allows you to instantly find the neighborhoods that are best for you - based on your own personal criteria - whether you are moving across town or across the country.
Welcome to the Directory of Open Access Journals This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals.

Saturday, June 28, 2003

Microsoft's path to expand the Windows empire is leading directly to search king Google The software company this month quietly launched a new search program called MSNBot, which scours the Web to build an index of HTML links and documents.
WatchBlog A multiple-editor weblog broken up into three major political affiliations, each with its own blog: the Democrats, the Republicans and the Third Party
To the rescue: ingredient substitutions! Several Internet discussion groups of dietitians, home economists, chefs and other food professionals were asked their most helpful ingredient substitutions, favorite Internet links and other food substitution resources they find useful. The response was tremendous! Read, enjoy and benefit from their suggestions.
Spam email This website has information about the Federal Trade Commission’s recent law enforcement actions against deceptive commercial email and spammers who don’t honor their "remove me" claims.
Choices booklists Each year, thousands of children, young adults, teachers, and librarians around the United States select their favorite recently published books to be included in the Choices annotated booklists.
E-mail in flight E-mail service will be available on all domestic flights in North America before the end of next year

Sunday, June 22, 2003

7,500+ great artists Where the world finds great art
Who cares about reliable, up-to-date information? For best results, you should ask yourself this very important question before beginning your search.
Firstfind A collection of websites that provide basic information about a wide range of topics - like a library! All websites are reviewed by librarians, and are accurate, up-to-date and easy to use.
Online Advertising: Taking Over the Web?
A few weeks ago, I came across a Fidelity Investments placement on Monster.com. To post a résumé on the famed job search site, users must first go through a registration process involving a fairly brief online form. After submitting it and viewing another registration-related page, the user receives a third page. This looks suspiciously like the original registration form. It's not, however, part of the registration process. It's an ad-sponsored means of database generation.

Email at work US workers spend nearly a quarter of their day dealing with email, according to a new study.

Pirates beware Illegally download copyright music from the Internet once, or even twice, and you get a warning. Do it a third time, and your computer gets destroyed.

Digital-rights management The key to this shift is the technology that protects information from unauthorized or illegal use. It’s called digital-rights-management software, or DRM. Like it or not, rights management is increasingly going to be a fact of your life. Not only will music, books and movies be steeped in it, but soon such mundane artifacts as documents, spreadsheet files and e-mail will be joining the domain of restricted information. In fact, the next version of Microsoft Office will enable creators of certain documents to issue restrictions that dictate who, if anyone, can read them, copy them or forward them.


Monday, June 16, 2003

Has Google Ruined the Web? "Google is too powerful. The search engine no longer reflects the popularity of a site; it defines the popularity of a site."
Google Newsletter Subscribe to the Google-Friends mailing list and make sure you always know what's happening at your favorite search engine.
Social Security Death Index The most full-featured and up-to-date SSDI search engine on the internet

Saturday, June 14, 2003

Wrigley's The Chicago gum company has been granted a U.S. government patent to develop a gum that contains a dose of the generic chemical in Viagra.
Home Computer Security The key is to understand the security-related problems that you need to think about and solve.
Harvard Classics The Shelf of Fiction
Encyclopedia of Television More than 1,000 original essays from more than 250 contributors
Wired 40 40 companies that are reshaping the global economy.
Identity theft protection An alert good for seven years can be obtained from all three bureaus by letter sent with verifying documentation--usually a copy of your home phone bill.

Saturday, June 07, 2003

Link-Up Digital — June 1, 2003: Job-Hunt.Org: One-Stop Job Hunting on the Web We job hunt for many reasons, and the Internet has made it easier by a thousandfold. At the same time, finding the right sites can be hit or miss. I’ve job hunted for full-time jobs, part-time jobs, and freelance, so I’ve seen many different avenues to pursue and they were (and are) confusing! Until I found Job-Hunt.org at http://www.job-hunt.org.
Don Markstein's Toonopedia Welcome to the world's first hypertext encyclopedia of toons
Borders - Home Check your local store inventory
CNN.com - Here comes the Harry Potter hype - Jun. 6, 2003 Scholastic, Inc., the U.S. publisher of J.K. Rowling's mega-selling children's series, has planned a $3 million-$4 million marketing campaign, more than doubling its budget for the release of the last Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," in 2000.
Tutor.com Press Release In a move that will make it easier for libraries to provide patrons with high quality educational and reference information services, Tutor.com, the innovative leader in one-to-one on demand online homework help, today announced that it has acquired the Reference Division of LSSI.
BBC NEWS | Middle East | Fresh doubts over Iraq's arsenal The secret September 2002 Pentagon intelligence report concluded that there was "no reliable information" that Iraq had biological or chemical weapons.
Teen prisoner adds to woes by getting arm stuck in toilet In a low moment for scientific experimentation, Davenport didn't prove anyone wrong. He got his arm wedged deep in the stainless steel toilet
Wireless Librarian: Libraries with Wireless Networks Libraries with Wireless Networks
E-Books Catch On, but Only for Hardcore Fans So Far But the biggest problem for electronic book readers remains that the reading experience still doesn't compare to curling up on the sofa with a riveting novel.

Monday, June 02, 2003

NewspaperDirect The NewspaperDirect service delivers your newspaper, when you travel. Our network of License Partners in more than 30 countries can provide delivery to your hotel, office or home. At ND we combine our proprietary technology and the Internet, with industry standard printers to move bits, not trees around the world. With more than 150 newspaper titles, our Publishers work with us to provide you with your newspaper... where you are.
Welcome to BRB Publications Listed below are nearly 1,700 county, state and federal (court) URL's where you can access public record information for free.
Everyrule.com Every Rule in the Universe-All Categories
Student Jobs.Gov Employment opportunities with the federal government.
CBS 2: National Wire Now the Education Department, concerned that ERIC is inefficient and outdated, wants to streamline the service by reducing the number of clearinghouses.

Sunday, June 01, 2003

Common Sense Media - Giving Parents a Choice and a Voice Our Mission is to give parents, educators and kids a choice and a voice about the media they consume.
Fagan Finder   // search engines, reference, tools, and more Fagan Finder’s goal is to help people find what they are looking for.Just enter text, select an option, and press search.
ctnow.com | For Libraries, Charity Begins Online They posted a list of books they would buy if they could on Amazon.com, the online bookseller. The response was overwhelming.
Blogs: The Next Big Thing The Blogging phenomenon, which recently drew much attention because of the purchase of Blogger by Google, will become the next big computer fad if it hasn't already. And I don't mean fad in a bad way.
KillerInfo - Meta Search with Clustering New search engine.
The 2003 Directory of Outdoor Drama From this page you can explore outdoor drama in America by either location or category.
USATODAY.com - Cheaper and simpler, online divorce grows in popularity For fees ranging from $50 to $300 — a small fraction of what most lawyers charge even for an uncontested divorce — couples are being provided with the appropriate forms and varying degrees of help completing them.