Author Archives: robinna

Organize your inbox

Well, this only works with outlook email at the moment, but here is the claim: …information will become much easier to find. When a new email arrives, the sender’s full communication history appears in the Xobni sidebar, including past conversations, attachments and contact details. Xobni also includes a blazing fast email search tool.. I first read about this free software in june’s issue of wired. ...

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Review Library Technology Reports: Drupal in Libraries

As some of you know, I’ve been working with Drupal (opensource website content management system) for a while. I’ve built several websites in it, from an arts website to my portfolio. I’ve also become part of the Drupal group on campus, just a group of like minded folks interested in Drupal. At the first meeting I was asked (volunteered?) to demo the admin interface of ...

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Educational uses for social networking sites

First-of-Its-Kind Study at the University of Minnesota Uncovers the Educational Benefits of Social Networking SitesUniversity of Minnesota News (06/19/08) Badaracco, Luisa University of Minnesota researchers have determined the educational benefits of social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook and also found that low-income students are in many ways just as technologically proficient as their more advantaged counterparts. The researchers found that 94 percent of ...

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Flickr pro account — is it worth it?

Just in case you didn’t know, Flickr now allows video upload for “pro” accounts.At this point, running time is limited to 90 seconds. Hopefully, if they want to be a full media site, they will up the time limit, because 90 seconds, well, that is not very long. To be honest, I’m losing my love of flickr quickly anyhow. “Pro” does not really mean pro ...

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