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May 27, 2008

You Know You Spend Too Much Time on Twitter When...

I thought this was pretty funny. From http://www.social-marketing.com/blog/:

You Know You Spend Too Much Time on Twitter When...

... you start calling your family things like @Dad or @Rachky in conversations.

... you only speak in short bursts of 140 characters and self-edit to use synonyms with fewer letters.

... you make decisions about what you'll have for lunch based on how interesting it will sound on Twitter.

... your swear word of choice is "TweetJeebus!"

... throughout the day you compose tweets in your head about what you're doing, even if you are nowhere near your computer.

... you don't feel the need to go to a conference in person anymore because someone else is livetweeting it.

... you get all your news from @BreakingNewsOn.

... you find yourself referring to the telephone's pound key as a 'hashtag.'

... you can't hear what someone says to you and you say, "Could you please retweet that?"


Posted by gmayman at 10:30 AM | Comments (0)

May 23, 2008

12 ways to use Twitter to increase your productivity

I had no idea you could do so many things through Twitter- including setting alarms, connecting to a Google calendar, and searching Amazon.

http://www.simplehelp.net/2008/05/21/12-ways-to-use-twitter-to-increase-your-productivity/

Posted by gmayman at 09:59 AM | Comments (0)

May 21, 2008

Wired Campus 5/21/08--OCLC & Google

May 21, 2008

Nonprofit Library Group Will Share Book Records With Google

In an effort to increase the visibility of libraries’ holdings on the Web, Google and OCLC—formerly known as the Online Computer Library Center—have agreed to swap data. Under the arrangement, OCLC member-libraries that have made their holdings available via Google Book Search will share their bibliographic records with Google. And Google Book Search, which contains the digitized text of more than one million books, will provide links to WorldCat, the world’s largest bibliographic database. It is run by OCLC, a nonprofit group that promotes technology in libraries.

Other groups, too, are trying to promote libraries holdings on the Web, including Open Library and LibraryThing.—Andrea L. Foster

Posted by schnitzr at 05:56 PM | Comments (0)

May 19, 2008

Another use for YouTube

Imaginative & fun!

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/18/magazine/18wwln-medium-t.html?ex=1368676800&en=4123c059728ae0a8&ei=5124&partner=permalink&exprod=permalink

Posted by cshannon at 10:28 AM | Comments (1)

May 11, 2008

from NLM Technical Bulletin, May-June

Related Reviews Coming to AbstractPlus in PubMed®

*NLM Technical Bulletin, May-Jun 2008, Related Reviews Coming to AbstractPlus in PubMed
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/techbull/mj08/mj08_related_reviews.html

AbstractPlus is PubMed's dynamic, discovery display format that leads searchers to other information resources. The latest feature to be added is Related Reviews (see Figure 1): links from the set of Related Articles to review articles, i.e., articles that have been indexed with the Publication Type, Review.

Posted by schnitzr at 12:12 PM | Comments (0)

May 07, 2008

Rationing Health Care in a Pandemic

Apparently some task force was established to determine which segments of the population would not be provided with health care during a health disaster.

To prepare, hospitals should designate a triage team with the Godlike task of deciding who will and who won't get lifesaving care, the task force wrote. Those out of luck are the people at high risk of death and a slim chance of long-term survival. But the recommendations get much more specific, and include:

-People older than 85.

-Those with severe trauma, which could include critical injuries from car crashes and shootings.

-Severely burned patients older than 60.

-Those with severe mental impairment, which could include advanced Alzheimer's disease.

-Those with a severe chronic disease, such as advanced heart failure, lung disease or poorly controlled diabetes.

Posted by markmac at 11:49 AM | Comments (2)

May 01, 2008

I guess I should stop using my keyboard as a plate

I just thought I'd share this pleasant read with my keyboarding friends. Judging from the literature (and that Common Sense thing that some people have), it's not really that surprising.

Posted by markmac at 08:45 PM | Comments (0)