pownce out of beta

February 26, 2008

I'm on Pownce

Social networking and microblogging site, Pownce, recently announced some exciting news. Pownce is officially out of beta, and no invites are required to join.

Pownce is a way to keep in touch with and share stuff with your friends. You can send people files, links, and messages.

As a Pownce user, I’m excited about some of the new features.

Interested in powncing? Read their blog or join me on Pownce.

new blog alert: memetiks

February 6, 2008

I just came across a new blog on memes. Memetiks is authored by Lucas McDonnell.  

The blog aims to provide insight into “memes, knowledge management and how we learn, interact and innovate through exchanging information, with a particular focus on how information and knowledge transform as they move from person to person”.

Learn more about memes and memetics.

CommandN is one of my favourite podcasts. Featuring Amber Mac, Will Pate, and Jeff MacArthur, it offers brief, weekly tech news and tips. The episodes are short (15 minutes or less), and websites mentioned can be found on the CommandN blog.

In episode #120, Will Pate talks about his favourite Twitter tools. Some of these are my faves too. If you are looking to maximize your tweeting experience, take a look at these tools:

  • Twitteriffic works on the Mac and allows you to send and receive status updates from your Mac.
  • Twitterlicious: The Windows version Twitteriffic.
  • Twitbin: A Firefox browser add-on that lets you view and send status update from within Firefox.
  • Flock: A social web browser with Twitter built right into browser.
  • Twitterholic: Search and find the top Twitter users. (Both Will and Amber made the Twitterholic list.)
  • Tweetmeme: Aggregates URL links that have been posted on Twitter.
  • Terraminds Twitter Search: Search for more Twitter users.
  • TwitterVision: Follow Twitter users on a map of the world. (Warning: this one is addictive.)
  • TwitterMail: Works with email to deliver and send Twitter status updates.

There is also mention of the Twitter Facebook App which allows you to post your tweets to Facebook.

You can subscribe to CommandN from the iTunes podcast store, or download it directly from the CommandN blog.

Canadian blog awards

February 2, 2008



The Canadian Blog Awards celebrates the best in the Canadian blogosphere in over
27 categories.

The winners are being announced a little bit differently this year. Rather than one announcement, the CBAs are presenting the winners over the course of the next week.

Check out the Canadian Blog Awards over the next few days to view the winners!

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Tumblr is my favourite microblogging site.

Why do I love Tumblr so much? Simplicity.

If you are looking for a fast way to share links, photos, audio, and videos without the hassles of a blog, Tumblr is for you. Tumblr is the brainchild of David Karp.

Want to learn more about Tumblr? Take a look at Todd Wickersty’s Tumblr 101. It’s a great primer for Tumblr newbies, and covers all the features and benefits of a tumblelog. Todd also has an interview with Marco Arment, Lead Developer of Tumblr.

The other great thing about Tumblr is the strong user community. Tumblr users love to share their hacks and interact with each other.

Thanks to all my fellow Tumblrs for sharing their knowledge and expertise. New hacks, news and tips have been added to my Tumblr resources article.

I am unfacebooking

January 18, 2008

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I am unfacebooking.

Not that I won’t be on Facebook, just less 😉

There are too many other things I’d rather be doing with my time ….. listening to music, reading more books, taking more photos, and spending more time with my family.

I know I’ve made the right decision.

10 blogs to read in 2008

January 17, 2008

LISNews recently published 10 blogs to read in 2008.

The top library-ish blogs to read?

The Annoyed Librarian
David Rothman
iLibrarian
Judge a Book by its Cover

Law Librarian Blog
Library Stuff
Marylaine Block
Off The Mark
ResearchBuzz
Stephen’s Lighthouse

I’m having a hard time picking my favourite on the list, but I do enjoy The Annoyed Librarian and Judge A Book By It’s Cover.