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).
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.
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
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."
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.
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
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."
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."
Sunday, February 01, 2004
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.