November 2, 2008
I had an awesome time at the mesh conference last year.
As I anxiously wait for mesh2009, I couldn’t help but get excited over meshjobs. One thing I noticed at my first mesh conference, was the hub of activity around the bulletin board listing techy and webby jobs available and wanted.
meshjobs now takes those opportunities and puts them online.
July 31, 2008
Are you a webmaster, web designer, or information architect? Do you make a website? If you do, A List Apart wants you!
The 2nd annual Survey For People Who Make Websites is aimed at anyone involved in making websites. The survey seeks to gain a better understanding of the jobs, salaries and demographics for those of us that work the web.
Thanks to Rob at LibTech Life for bringing this one to my attention.
July 22, 2008
July 10, 2008
Pew Internet & American Life Project recently updated their three “thermometers” of access which shows “the disparities among various groups when it comes to internet access, cell phone use, and broadband access at home.”
- 73%* of the population reports using the internet or email.
- 78%* of the population reports owning a cell phone.
- 55%* of the population reports using a high-speed connection (e.g., DSL, cable, wireless) when accessing the internet from home.
The data also shows that “offline Americans are overwhelmingly over age 70, have less than a high school education, and speak a language other than English.”
You can download the presentation from Pew’s Presentations section.
April 11, 2008
Awards are given out in over 70 categories including: art, associations, best use of photography, fashion, music, government, health, and, radio.
You can vote for your favourites until May 1st.
April 7, 2008
Libraries Solve Problems is a presentation by Lee Rainie, Pew Internet & American Life Project, to the Sirsi-Dynix SuperConference and Computers in Libraries Conference. “The presentation provides an overview of recent data from the Pew Internet & American Life Project about internet use and Web 2.0 activities. It also focuses on the Project’s findings about the role of libraries when Americans are trying to solve problems.” Worth reading.
March 6, 2008
Pew Internet & American Life just released a new report which examines mobile access to information and data.
58% of adult Americans have used a cell phone or personal digital assistant (PDA) to
do at least one of ten mobile non-voice data activities, such as texting, emailing,
taking a picture, looking for maps or directions, or recording video.
41% of adult Americans have logged onto the internet on the go, that is, away from
home or work either with a wireless laptop connection or a handheld device.
This comes to 62% of all Americans who have some experience with mobile access to information and data.
View the full report here.