Tuesday, January 14, 2003

The Age of Linking Dangerously

To understand just one life, you have to swallow the world.
-Salman Rushdie, Midnight's Children

Once upon the time (insert a date) Children of the Complete Planet Searched the entire World

If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.
—Catherine Aird

Search Engine Land

000: Dewey Decimal Classification System Invisible Patterns of Ones, Zeroes and Beyond

A chorrible (sic) warning, Jozef Imrich, is a self-proclaimed charter member of what he calls ‘the samizdata, information, broker generation.’ The first generation of informaniacs with total access to a database of tens of thousands of books, songs and films at any given moment ... something no other generation before ours can claim. Sharing great and small discoveries is largely why weblogging got so hot and sultry in the first place. From the deeply serious to the shallowly frivolous ... Even the smallest person can change the course of the future!
Samizdata, derived from Samizdat /n. a system of clandestine publication of banned literature in the Soviet Czechoslovakia [Russ.,= self-publishing house] BTW, in Slavic languages Net does mean no (smile)

Mediabloggers

Keep on Blogging!

…librarians are more freedom fighters than shushers
-Carla Hayden, Ms. Magazine online
· Radical Reference is a collective of volunteer library workers who believe in social justice and equality Radical Reference; One Stop Shops: Researching Librarian ; *Reference Libraries 



·        ‘Find experts and insiders. Discover which accounts are followed by key people in a scribe swarm, gossip empire, artful sphere or judicious gaggle.
·        Understand clout. Determine which influentials and celebs follow an account using our “reach” search.
·        Reveal a group’s favorites. Which accounts are most followed by members of a group, for example, the US Congress, Ontario’s MPPs or NYTimes journalists? Request a custom analysis.
·        Skip the noise. Get Distillry email alerts when your account wins important new followers, mentions and RTs.
·        Map influence nodes. Pinpoint key community members who are often unknown to outsiders by requesting a network map.”



These media dragon websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and technology topics. They will teach you practically anything, from making hummus to building apps in node.js, most of them for free. There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career.
The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New

How do you research thoroughly, save time, and get directly to the source you wish to find? Top 10 Data Research Tools for Investigative Journalists via Bohemian Blog Father 



000 Computers, Information, & General Reference

Includes: computing, Internet, libraries, information science


Attracting Deep & Meaningful Websites
· People's No. 1 question is How do I find stuff? - Michael comes to the rescue at DeepBlog (with links to local bloggers) [Wikipedia is peppered with Kold River links - Media Dragon Search Engines; Kingdom of General Reference Links - Lib-web-cats is a directory of libraries worldwide Online, Searchable Directory of Libraries Worldwide ; Dangerous archiving How to keep the stuff: the Prelinger Archive; Academic Bloggers: Research on Blogs]

First thing first, so czech (sic) out Google & Amazon and practice your searching skills by employing tools such as " + or - " There's no doubting Google's power and popularity. Yet few of us use the search engine effectively. Larry Page and Sergey Brin & Jeff Bezos know all the tricks:
Then find out What Google Guide Teaches You or How can Soople Make your life easier... or, in fact, even Blog Father ;-)
[It's gotten to the point where people think if it's not in Google, it doesn't exist. More places for one and all webmasters and bloggers - Google Help : Cheat Sheet [Googling is an Art](Should we all be using this GoogleAnon bookmarklet to set our Google GUID to all zeros, in order to anonymize our searches? Anonymizing Google's Cookie )
Site Search Pro is a comprehensive search script. It provides complete, customizable, effective, and fully-functional site searching for any type of Web site ; Think Different: Thinking Outside the Search Box ]
Mr Sapo is a Blogfather of Blog Searches; while Blogometer rocks
· Google has some fun features that may be unfamiliar to many
· Diana Botluk introduces us to Search Engine Comparison Chart
· Where in the World Is ... Recommends Websites for Research of Global and Local Issues. While you can ensure that a press gallery party will leave you with seven new phone numbers, a horrendous headache and a bizaree character under your doona, there are some wild sites no one can predict: Unpredictable Power Reporting
Quick Access Quality Blogs - Red Couch: DeepBlog.com is an Easy Guide & Portal to Quality Blogs
Mark Schaver provides another useful list (Amerikan bias): The most useful Web sites for reporters
[New Technorati This favelet for IE, Mozilla, Firefox, Safari, etc. Making a difference in web browsing experience: Get a quick view of what people are saying about any particular article, web page, company, keywords, or blog post]



Legal Research at Your Fingertips: Lexis Views, Bestlaw, and Google for Lawyers?

Legal Research at Your Fingertips: Lexis Views, Bestlaw, and Google for Lawyers?Ashley Ahlbrand is the Educational Technology at Librarian Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law. Her expert teaching and training skills offer readers insights into the role of Google as well as integrative browser add-ons like Lexis Views in preparing students to effectively and comprehensively complete research assignments.


Harvard Berkman Center Releases Amber – Tool for Bloggers and Website Owners “The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is pleased to release Amber, a free software tool for WordPress and Drupal that preserves content and prevents broken links. 

· A Global Trick to Avoid News Website Registration [See also Bug ME Not]
· NYTimes: Permanent link about links

My virtual dream has come true and the reality is classified here:
· Dewey Dream Classified (Divine) [Cyber Dewey] (Czech out also Catalogablog)
· · Excellent Art & Science Databases
· · · See Also Another excellent directory of library weblogs
· · · · Top Ten Sources is a site that finds best blog sources on a topic

· Lecture Notes, Course Material, Images [Dream by Jan Amos Komensky, a pioneer of education, remembered: MIT Initiative]

Search Engines by Search Features:
Compare the search engines by their features. This page lists search features and the search engines that support them.
· Search Engines [Search Engine Show Down] Blog Search with Blog Search Engines

The creative stakes are high in the era of naked conversations. Robert Scoble & Shel Israel paint a huge yet detailed canvas covering the intriguing phenomenon called blogging. Samizdata of Communication: Entrepreneural, Informed & Independent - Personal and Business Blogging Adding Your Voice to the Conversation: Why CEOs Should Blog (peppered with links)
Need to find an expert? This list has over 100 blogs listed Weblogs published by industry analysts

UberBloggerDarren Rowse of Living Room Fame serves the internet unconditionally; Darren shares priceless Blog Tips right here!
· Engines [Blog Tips: Living Room]
· Furthermore, Darren has compiled a great series entitled 31 Days to Better Blogs Declaring War on Blogger Apathy - Complete Article
· What a difference an evangelical blogging tutorial makes!
Elsewhere Forbes links to Blog Tools
Time to check: Are you using the right blogging tool? ; Bookmarklets Every Blogger Should Have

As it happens, Ari Paparo is a real giver so take it and enjoy surfing:
· Big List of Blog Search Engines [Blog Search Engines, Directories, and Web-based RSS aggregators ]
Czech out this collection of resources that Phil uses on a regular basis arranged under different topics. It should make your life quicker and easier if you're not sure which search engine to use for which type of query, and for created a search strategy Search engines
· Ach, Priceless Weblog Tools by Elise Bauer (Ageless)
If you are a journalist or an author you must visit the following site peppered with vital links. Your publisher will kiss your feet (smile) and your royalty czechs might be kinder to you as as well as a result. So submit your RSS Feeds & Weblog URLs To Get More Exposure, Visibility And Reach
The News-Observer's John Robinson has published Standards and Practices for bloggers on his paper's website. These are things all of us should be thinking about and worth repeating: Make fun of no one except yourself ... Play nice with the local bloggers Great rules for newspaper bloggers
A number of other sites are helping writers to find strangest and craziest stuff in the blogosphere:
SearchEngineWatch Blog; Search Blog; Search Engine Guide ; Slow Down and Find

Measuring not the popularity of a site but how good dragons are at injecting ideas into the mainstream...
The most-read Media Dragons aren't necessarily the ones with the most original ideas.
· Warning: Blogs Can Be Infectious

Timeless, Borderless, Trend Setters
· Bloggers Rate the Most Influential Blogs and Media Websites [Timeless June 2003]
[ Daily Dusty News ]
General Reference Links
· Undoubtedly the best weblog directory [Bloggers.door.nu]
· Links to More Links [Digital-Librarian]
· Wall Street: The Best of Web [Wall Street Journal]
· Webblog Indexes [Blogspotting]

#CEOs Who Blog: Those Who Just Cannot Be Ignored

Blogosphere Docs Never Sleeps
Gary Price is a Web hero. He's a mild-mannered librarian who helps tame the Internet for the rest of us. In a 2003 column, I praised his ResourceShelf.com as the best way I know of to keep abreast of useful of useful new online resources.
· So you are a real info-junkie - you need to scan through much more information than others. You probably are subscribing to hundreds of information feeds - blogs, data feeds, news feeds, etc. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Welcome to BlogBridge - the Blog and feed aggregation solution
Research Galore [ Czech out the document tracker: DocuTicker.com]
Tara Calishain Also Never Sleeps: Seven Ways to Save Time Searching Peeling the Imperfect Onion
·Start a dangerous liaison with bloggers at Law Professor Blogs
·Law Library Blogs and Blogs by Law Librarians or Law Library Associations Compiled by Bonnie Shucha Law Libraries and Law Librarians Who Are Blogging
· Librarian’s Index to the Internet [Lii]
· Almost Complete Collections of Internet Search Engines [Mindspring]
· All About Blogs, Bloggers, Diaring [Mindspring]
· Media, Newspapers Journalism Links [Digital-Librarian]
Reference
· Reference Links [Refdesk.com]
· Quick References: Almanacs, Atlas, Dictionaries, Encyclopaedia ... [Reference.com]
· Internet Library [Internet Public Library]
Links for Researchers & Journalists
· Web Sites for Researchers & Journalists [Website of John Oatis]
· Public Records [Website of John Oatis]

Journalism
· Links and Useful Sites [Journaliststoolbox.com]
· Investigative Reporting Links: US [IRE]
Say yes to Creating and Publishing Weblogs (Wikipedia)

Research Papers
· Latest Research Papers Antipodean Bias]
· Public Affairs Antipodian Bias
· Legislative Research: Covering Many Topics [Gary Price]

Essential Search Links
· Links Galore [Welcom]

Special Issues
· List Covering Business, Arts, Agriculture, Science, Administration. [Gary Price]
Welcome to the Directory of Open Access Journals. This service covers free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals:
· Journals Full Text [Directory of Open Access]
· Search Congressional-Research-Service Reports [Zfacts.com]
* Professors Who Blog
* Blogebrity
* White Papers Links
* Alexa Browser
* Amazon Browser
* Anacubis
* Blogstreet Browser
* Google Browser
* Google Visual Search
* Grokker2
* News Is Free
* Research Mapper

Saturday, January 11, 2003



Read, every day, something no one else is reading (such as Cold River - smile). Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.
Christopher Morley, American Novelist, Journalist, Poet (1890-1957)

# Academics Who Blog
# Zillman Private Library Links

Verification Junkie Josh Stearns. “A growing directory of apps, tools, sites and strategies for verifying, fact checking and assessing the validity of social media and user generated content.”

United Nations iLibrary is the first comprehensive global search, discovery, and dissemination platform for digital content created by the United Nations



Gurus Inside the Blogging World
*For your own sake get your priority right and visit Blogging Pastors Are They for Real? Dive in and Find Out
Ach, Ceasar must be served too
CEOs Who Blog
Academics who want to make a difference utilise services of one of the unique boutique companies in the world Academic Search
Lets Read All the Law Professor Bloggers

Roger Ailes; Ampersand; ArchPundit; Atrios; Jack Balkin; BoingBoing; Body and Soul; Michael Brooke; Peter Briffa; Timothy Burke; Avedon Carol; Josh Cherniss; Iain Coleman; Davos Newbies; Daily Kos; The Decembrist; Brad DeLong; Charles Dodgson; Daniel Drezner; Kevin Drum; Electrolite; Fafblog; A Fistful of Euros; Ed Felten; Gary Farber; Russell Arben Fox; Harry's Place; The Head Heeb; Jim Henley; Steven Johnson; Mark Kleiman; Larry Lessig; Libertarian Samizdata; Chris Lightfoot; Making Light; Joshua Marshall; MaxSpeak; Iain Murray; Charles Murtaugh; Nathan Newman; Natalie Solent; OxBlog; PolitiX; Pandagon; Pedantry; Philosophy from the 617; Political Aims; The Poor Man; Road to Surfdom; Alan Schussman; 6th International; Slugger O'Toole; Lawrence Solum; Tacitus; The Talking Dog; Tapped; Two Blowhards; Unlearned Hand; The Virtual Stoa; Volokh Conspiracy; Wonkette; Matthew Yglesias;

The Splinter Group (Academic Blogs)
academic link policy

Cross-disciplinary
Butterflies and Wheels; Cardinal Collective; Crescat Sententia; Gnostical Turpitude; Kikuchiyo News; Obsidian Wings; The Panda's Thumb; Publius Minor (moribund?); SCSU Scholars; Terra Nova; The Volokh Conspiracy; WordHerders;
Yale Insider

Political science/Political Theory
"Abu Aardvark"; Antidotal; ArchPundit; Chris Brooke; Casus Belli (on hiatus); Josh Cherniss; Andrew R. Cline; Dan Drezner; Rory Ewins; Daniel Geffen; Norman Geras; Michael Gordon; Rick Hasen; The Insurgent; James Joyner; Jusiper; Loren King; Chris Lawrence; Brett Marston; Laura McK****; "Nasi Lemak"; Nathan Paxton; Rodger Payne; Chris Sciabarra; Steven L. Taylor; Garry Young

Sociology/Public Policy
Amitai Etzioni;Tina Fetner; Brayden King; Mark Kleiman; Lago; Molly Moloney; Political Aims; Prairie Sociology; Alan Schussman; Martin Stabe; Rowan Wolf

Employment and Small Business
It stands to reason that budding businesspeople would be attracted to Weblogs, those do-it-yourself publishing sites that embody the very spirit of entrepreneurism Small Business ; New Players Offer Deep Web Access to Facilitate Online Job Search: Simply Hired and Indeed, upstarts less than a year old, are getting attention for their Google-like approach to helping people find jobs. They do for job listings what Google does for general information -- crawl or "scrape" listings from thousands of sites and create a free, searchable index in one spot." Simply Amazing; Glenbrook, run by a father-daughter team, demonstrated its technology by building a search engine that scoops up job listings from the databases of various Web sites, something the company claims most search engines cannot do Duo's search engine scours 'hidden' sites

Economics
Angry Bear; Kevin Brancato; Brad de Long; Full Context; Peter Gordon; Indiawest; John Irons; Stephen Karlson; Stephen Kirchner; Lynne Kiesling; Jim Leitzel; Marginal Revolution; Kevin McCabe; Ben Muse; John Quiggin: (Ned Kelly; Juraj Janosik, Robin Hood); Eric Rasmusen; Raymond Sauer; Taxing Times; William Sjostrom (AtlanticBlog)
CODA: Max Speaks - A new edition to Blogovia, the liberal hemisphere of the blogospher : Liberal or radical economists with actual credentials in the field who blog I Feel A Change In The Economic Force

Philosophy/Linguistics
Amaravati; Anggarrgoon; H.E. Baber; Matt Brown; Brandon Butler; Keith Burgess-Jackson; Noam Chomsky; Denis Dutton; Karl Elliott; Fake Barn County; Kai von Fintel; Russell Arben Fox; Roger Gathman; Michael Green; David Hildebrand; John Holbo; Jonathan Ichikawa; Language Log; Brian Leiter; Roderick T. Long; Matthew McGrattan; Geoffrey Nunberg; Orange Philosophy; Philosophy from the 617; Jeremy Pierce; Punishment Theory; Timothy Quigley; Conor Roddy; Sappho's Breathing; Anders Schoubye; Tom Stoneham (moribund?); Michael Sevel; Peter Suber; Eddie Thomas; Bruce Umbaugh; What is the name ...; Matt Weiner; Will Wilkinson; Jessica Wilson

Psychology
Milt Rosenberg;
Tom Stafford

Law
Ann Althouse; Stephen Bainbridge; Jack Balkin; Jack Bogdanski; Paul L. Caron;
Jeff Cooper (on hiatus); Wayne Eastman; Victor Fleischer (on hiatus); Peter Friedman; Michael Froomkin; Bernard Hibbitts; Walter Hutchens; InstaPundit; Andis Kaulins; Lawmeme; Edward Lee; Karl-Friedrich Lenz; Larry Lessig; Mirror of Justice; Eric Muller; Nathan Oman; John Palfrey; Ken Parish; Punishment Theory; Larry Ribstein; The Right Coast; D. Gordon Smith; Lawrence Solum; Peter Tillers; David Wagner; Kim Weatherall; Tun Yin

History
Blackberry Picking; Blogenspiel; Timothy Burke; Naomi Chana; Cliopatria; Juan Cole; Cranky Professor; Greg Daly; James Davila; Sherman Dorn; Michael Drout; Frogs and Ravens; Evan Garcia; George Mason History bloggers; Rebecca Goetz; Invisible Adjunct (inactive); Konrad Mitchell Lawson; Liberty and Power; Pam Mack; Heather Mathews; H.D. Miller; Marc Mulholland; Jacob Remes; Christopher Sheil; Red Ted; Brian Ulrich; Shana Worthen


IT/media/communication
Lauren Andreacchi; Joseph Bosco; David Brake; Collin Brooke; Maximilian Dornseif; Ed Felten; Louise Ferguson; Anne Galloway; Josh Greenberg; Alex Halavais; Tracy Kennedy; Tim Lambert; Liz Lawley; Mas Media and the Military; Michael O'Foghlu; Jose Luis Orihuela; Alex Pang; Ranting Professors; Ken Rufo; Douglas Rushkoff; Vika Safrin; Rob Schaap (Blogorrhoea); Frank Schaap; Robert A. Stewart; Ray Trygstad; Jill Walker; Siva Vaidahyanathan

Anthropology
Kerim Friedman; Alex Golub; Martijn de Koning; Nicholas Packwood

Geography
Stentor Danielson; Benjamin Heumann; Scott Whitlock

Education
Edward Bilodeau; Richard Kahn; Kelvin Thompson; Mark Byron

Business administration
Michael Watkins

Literature, language, culture
Mike Arnzen; Brandon Barr (lit); Cold River; Michael Berube; Colin Brayton (comp lit); John Bruce; Miriam Burstein; Jean Chu (lit); "Chun the Unavoidable"; Hans Coppens (Japanese Studies); Tyler Curtain (cult stud); Terry Dean; Joseph Duemer (lit); Flaschenpost; Kathleen Fitzpatrick; Rachael Groner; Alison Hale (Am lit); Household Opera; Dennis Jerz (lit); Jason Jones; Miriam Jones; Matthew Kirschenbaum (English/information studies); Steven Krause; Lilliputian Lilith; John Lovas; Gerald Lucas (English); Making Contact; Scott McLemee; Rose Nunez; Erin O'Connor (English); Michael Sayeau; Amardeep Singh; Steve Shaviro (English/Comp Lit); Vera Tobin; Chuck Tryon (cult stud); University Diaries; George H. Williams (English)


Classics
The Virtual Tophet; Michael Hendry; David Meadows

Religion
AKM Adam; Ryan Overbey; Telford Work (theology)

Library Science
Norma Bruce
Biology/Medicine

Pradeep Atluri; Bloviator; Anthony Cox; Susan Ferrari; Amy Greenwood; La Di Da; John M. Lynch; Charles Murtaugh
Paul Z. Myers; Respectful of Otters; Amity Wilczek (biology); Theodore Wong

Physics/Applied Physics
Trish Amuntrud; Sean Carroll; Jacques Distler; Irascible Professor; Michael Nielsen; Chad Orzel;

Math/Statistics
Dead Parrots; Christopher GenoveseMoment, Linger on; Jason Rosenhouse; Vlorbik; Peter Woit

Complex Systems
Cosma Shalizi ; Bill Tozier

Chemistry
"Keneth Miles"

Engineering
Zack Amjal

Chris Hall

University Administration
Frank Admissions;

Architecture/Urban development
City Comforts (urban planning); Unfolio; Panchromatica

Earth Sciences
Our Take

Other sources of information
Arts and Letters Daily; Imprints; Political Theory Daily Review; Science and Technology Daily Review