Link: librarian.net Ten Tips for Presenters. A nice ten pointer that's worth a read if you're involved with presenting, giving some good practical advice and thoughts. I've added in a few of my own into the comments area as well.
Link: 10 Reasons Librarians Should Use Ask.com Instead of Google. This is a cracking post, written by my favourite librarian in black. I agree with just about everything she says. I'm not going to repeat everything that Sarah has written, because it's worth reading in its own right, but I'll just hit the headlines...
RSS Smart Answers
Maps and directions
I personally still prefer Yahoo image search, and I'm not overly fussed with Ask's maps and directions, and the white pages bit isn't much use for the Brits, but other than that it's a compelling case. Go read the entire post this instant!
Well, I'm now back home again, after a few days away on holiday. Should you be interested enough to know where I went you'll get some clues from my Flickr stream. I now have an impressive 4,877 unread entries in Bloglines to look at. I may be some time... (and will be using the Bloglines 'delete all of this stuff cos I'm going mad' option).
Link: Google Earth gets Featured Content. Nice idea here, and I think Google is onto a winner. Featured content offers overlays to Google Earth, providing you with more data. An example are the overlays from National Geographic magazine. Just imagine being able to use this to immediately grab information on libraries, where they are and so on. Of course there's a commercial aspect to this, and it won't be long in arriving.
Link: CILIP | Internet Q & A. My latest Q&A column is now available, and I'm answering questions on 15 minute internet presentations, Yahoo Q&A, anonymous searching, technology by postcode and my site of the month, a technology news website.
Link: I want to - Web 2.0 applications This is a section of my site that I've had active for some time now, and I periodically go through and add new resources - often, but not always Web 2.0 utilities. It's not designed to be a comprehensive list, but it's designed to point you in the direction of utilities that will help you do what you want to. It now lists over 440 different resources arranged in sections such as:
Link: Microsoft sues British spammer for Hotmail breach. Here's one to bring a smile to your face. Microsoft sued a British spammer, Paul Fox for £45,000 for using his Hotmail account to send out pornographic spam. Interestingly Microsoft went for a civil action, rather than trying to use the rather puny anti-spam law in the UK.