Sunday, February 29, 2004

Do Not E-Mail Registry The Federal Trade Commission has issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking technical information that could assist in creating a plan and timetable for establishing a National Do Not E-mail Registry as called for by the Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (the CAN-SPAM Act).
Search by Location Google's search by location service helps you focus your search on a specific geographic location
Waypath Enter the URL of a Web page or weblog post to find related books from Amazon.com
Where to Write for Vital Records Click on State where birth, death, marriage, or divorce occurred
Money Best Cars 2004 MONEY magazine tested them all and found the best, considering design, performance, comfort, features, quality, technology, safety and economy
Ohio Senate approves Internet filtering legislation With a vote of 29-4, the Senate approved legislation that states that public libraries cannot use LLGSF funds to purchase public access computer terminals or Internet access unless the library installs and operates filtering devices or software that protects against material that is obscene or harmful to juveniles. The bill also prohibits juveniles from borrowing any video material without parental consent. The bill will now go to the Ohio House of Representatives for consideration.
Ohio Libraries Post Signs about Concealed Weapons H.B. 12, signed into law January 8 by Gov. Bob Taft and effective in April, eases the restrictions on obtaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon but prohibits permit-holders from taking them into public buildings, school zones, college campuses, and certain other areas.
Microsoft commercial-search chief departs The Microsoft executive charged with building a paid-search technology to compete with Yahoo and Google has quietly left the company after less than four months on the job
American Community Survey To provide communities a fresh look at how they are changing
ZapMeta A meta-search engine

Sunday, February 22, 2004

How to Learn About an Industry or a Specific Company An organized procedure to learn about an industry OR a specific company
School District Demographics School district geographic and demographic data
Yahoo! Birth of a New Machine Ever since Yahoo's acquisition of Inktomi nearly a year ago, speculation has focused on when the company would replace its Google powered search results with those from the Inktomi index. In a surprising move, Yahoo isn't replacing Google with Inktomi. Rather, the company has developed a brand new search engine, drawing on the lessons learned from what the company calls the "critical mass" of search engineering talent that it has brought together through hiring and acquisitions, as well as investment in infrastructure and product quality.

The Infodiet: How Libraries Can Offer an Appetizing Alternative to Google "Supersized search engines that imitate Google, producing piles of full-text articles, may initially be as satisfying as a candy bar. But empty calories -- or citations -- are not what the educated consumer wants."
Time Life Pictures On this website, we offer content from the finest photojournalists, documenting past and present political and cultural events, as well as celebrities and the American experience.
Nader eyeing another White House run "We're testing the waters," Nader said in an interview with CNN. "It's a high probability but that is yet to be determined."
Bin Laden 'surrounded' A BRITISH Sunday newspaper is claiming Osama bin Laden has been found and is surrounded by US special forces in an area of land bordering north-west Pakistan and Afghanistan.
EHISTORY HAS A NEW HOME Welcome! The Department of History at The Ohio State University is proud to be the new home of eHistory.com.
Sham Site Is a Scam: There Is No “National Do Not E-mail Registry” Have you submitted your e-mail address to a “National Do Not E-mail Registry” that promises to reduce the amount of spam (unsolicited e-mail) you receive? If so, you are the victim of a scam, according to the Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s consumer protection agency.
American Law Sources On-line (ALSO!) Links to freely accessible on-line sources of law for the United States and Canada
Google eyes a gaggle of sites Internet search giant Google said Tuesday that it now accesses more than 6 billion Web pages, images and online postings. The move was a pre-emptive strike in the Search Engine Wars. Wednesday, longtime partner Yahoo dumped Google as its search partner and unveiled its own search technology.

Sunday, February 15, 2004

Soople All the fantastic (advanced) functions Google offers
Seek Scan Search more than 120 leading search engines
World Poetry Audio Library The poems are in .mp3 format, so your browser should handle them with a plugin or with its own media player.
Wi-Fi-FreeSpot™ Directory Wi-Fi locations that offer Free Wireless Internet Access
OCLC ResearchWorks New technologies to organize information
Google Guide Interactive tutorial
Google Viewer Displays the pages found as a result of your Google search as a continuous scrolling slide show.
Search Engine Watch 2003 Award Winners Outstanding web search services for 2003
Dead People Server Database of interesting celebrities who are long dead or newly dead
2003 Statistical Abstract of the United States Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Country based search engines 1,604 search engines and 169 countries and regions
Furl Browsing tool that lets you save and organize thousands of web pages
Queryster Aggregating search results in an intuitive interface.

Monday, February 09, 2004

Your Library Online "You've probably visited your public library's Web site to see whether it has a particular book in stock, but you may not realize that library Web sites offer free and easy access to an incredible array of online reference materials that would otherwise be too expensive or otherwise inaccessible to most of us."
International Children's Digital Library Select, collect, digitize, and organize children's materials in their original languages and to create appropriate technologies for access and use by children 3-13 years old.
CALPIRG Reports Rip-off 101 : How The Current Practices Of The Textbook Industry Drive Up The Cost Of College Textbooks
The Context Aware Cell Phone Project "If it were possible to build a phone that could determine the user's circumstances or context, this information could be used to change the phone's behavior in useful ways. Such a context aware phone could automatically switch profiles when the user enters a restaurant, sits in the driver's seat of a car, etc."
The Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Database All aspects of science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural and weird fiction. History, criticism, commentary, fan writings and some reviews are all included.
ObitsArchive Newspaper obituaries and death notices in the United States.
dipsie Launching 2004. "Our goal is to deliver more relevant results from a more complete index of the Web and enable our users to find what they're looking for within 2 clicks."
Gates backs e-mail stamp in war on spam Ten days ago, Bill Gates, Microsoft's chairman, told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that spam would not be a problem in two years, in part because of systems that would require people to pay money to send e-mail.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

Ten Mistakes Writers Don't See From email messages and front-page news in the New York Times to published books and magazine articles, the 10 ouchies listed here crop up everywhere.
New Search Engines are Ready To Jump When Google Changes Focus These new entries point to a feeling that 2004 will bring some leveling to the search engine playing field after Google goes public.
GoHook Searching over 75,000 completed auctions