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Blog posts from December 2007

Blogging Platforms for Teachers and School Librarians

Submitted by Michelle Boule on December 31, 2007 - 11:19am

Michelle BouleIn the past few months, I have had the privilege to work with some amazing school librarians. Many of them want to begin incorporating more technology into their libraries, but are hampered by filters and lack of knowledge about the available tools on the Web. For some, even the most basic tools are blocked by overzealous IT and administrations. Read More »


Internet Years & Dog Years: Remembering Jake

Submitted by Michael Stephens on December 27, 2007 - 4:41pm

Digital photo of JakeMy 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 later still hurts.
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Overwhelmed by Spam Comments

Submitted by Tom Peters on December 20, 2007 - 4:25pm

Time to wash the windowsIf you haven't noticed, this blog is becoming overwhelmed by spam comments.  The blogging software we currently use allows us to ban spammers and delete spam comments, but only one at a time.  Deleting all these spam comments makes washing the windows on the Empire State Building seem like child's play.

In an effort to get the spam under control, we have decided to disable the comments function on this blog.  We really regret having to do this, because the non-spam comments often are very informative and insightful and lead to good conversation. 

Now that the spam-spigot has been temporarily turned off, we will try to catch-up on deleting the existing spam comments.    Read More »


Down the Organization: Disorganized Librarianship

Submitted by Tom Peters on December 12, 2007 - 6:19am

This morning, while Max my dog and I were out for an early morning stroll, a truly cockamamie idea dawned on me.

feeding frenzyIt began as I was contemplating the recent feeding frenzy involving bloggers, reporters, and columnists over the commercial release of the Kindle ebook reader from Amazon.  A quick search in Technorati for the keywords "Amazon Kindle" pulled back over 3700 posts.  It's amazing that thousands of bloggers have commented on this device.    Read More »