Blog Day 2008

A tweet from joeyanne alerted me that today is Blog Day 2008.  As I only found out about this at 6.30 pm today I will have to be brief in my list of blogs that I find interesting. The instructions for contributing to Blog Day are: Find 5 new Blogs that you find...

The Final JISC PoWR Workshop

The final workshop organised by the JISC-funded Preservation of Web Resources (PoWR) will take place at the University of Manchester on Friday 12th September 2008. Now you may think that preservation is a pretty dull topic, compared with the exciting developments that...

Defining An “Amplified Conference”

The term ‘amplified conference’ was, I believe coined in a blog post by Lorcan Dempsey in which he observed that ” It is interesting to watch how more conferences are amplifying their effect through a variety of network tools and collateral...

MyBristol Toolbar

I was alerted to the MyBristol portal via a tweet from Mike Ellis who commented on the URIs it uses: woa – check out the beautiful friendly url’s on UPortal… http://tinyurl.com/5uwr8k Now I’d agree that...

Squirl: When Web 2.0 Services Break

I have previously described that when you make use of third party Web 2.0 services you need to acknowledge the possible risks: yes, if you use Google Docs there are risks if Google goes out of business or the Google service is down. I have been willing to take such...