Author Archives: robinna

digital identity

One of the things that I think will become even more important in the future, is developing and controlling your personal digital identity. In googling my name, I mostly find stuff that I have put out there at the top (I own my domain namesake), but then there are other things which are not me, too. A couple of doctors, a creative writer, various other ...

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will portals win the social networking war?

Finally, some real contendors in aggregating social networking — a centralized spot to collect all of YOUR web 2.0 stuff! Isn’t it funny how there is all of this “stuff” and then the next step is to organize it and streamline it (sounds like cataloging, no)? Create the content and then organize it! 😉 Pageflakes has a lot of functionality in terms of creating a ...

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Emerging trends book discussion group

A new project from the Kansas Library System (and the book discussion group is open to anyone). ——————————Intersections: A book discussion group for librarians Intersections is a book discussion group for librarians, focused on emerging trends in the intersection of society, libraries, and technology. “The Long Tail” by Chris Anderson is the first book being discussed. NEKLS received an Interlibrary Loan Development Program(ILDP) grant, which ...

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practical & productive networking tools

A friend of mine who is a k-12 art teacher asked about getting started with social networking. She does a little blogging here and there, but she is knee deep in teaching at the moment, which limits her time online. I thought for a bit about how to respond to her question. Her question focuses more on personal professional networking, not so much focused on ...

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Speed up your website!

For those of you who create websites, here is an interesting article about speeding up websites (and a free little tool, too!): ySlow a firebug/firefox plug-in: http://developer.yahoo.com/yslow/Most of the rules revolve around making sure the browser doesn't haveto work too hard to load and display your Web pages, particularly bymaking maximum use of the browser cache. That's where your browserstores bits and pieces of the ...

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