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Fast Flip Flops

The elves over at Google Labs have emerged once again with yet another interesting information experience--Google Fast Flip, which they announced on Monday on the Official Google Blog. Fast Flip was designed to address one of the nagging problems of using the Web as a news source: when trying to...

Authentically Real

Stick a microphone in front of a famous person--a makeover victim, a home owner aspiring to an increased selling price, or a washed-up celebrity looking to reclaim former greatness (if only in his own mind)--and it seems they will all invariably announce their concern with “keeping it real.” My (almost) daily ritual of imitating outdoor activity on a machine plugged into the wall of a window-...

Internet Years & Dog Years: Remembering Jake

My dog Jake, the Internet, and I grew up together.I've been doing some year-end reflecting. It's that time, as resolutions are made and the fresh, shiny New Year beckons with promise. If you follow my "lifestream" -- Flickr photos, the TTW blog, Facebook, etc. -- you know this year had some ups and some downs. Losing Jake to old age was rough -- and losing my other Labrador Charlie one month...

This Time It's Personal

Last month I shared some of the best practices for social software from my recently published ALA TechSource Library Technology Report, Web 2.0 and Libraries Part 2: Trends & Technologies. Commentor Linda Fox from the Capital Region BOCES School Library System had this to say: Mike; Thanks for this article - great suggestions. I'd also like to suggest another step back in the process. For...