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.

You can learn more from the FAQ and receive updates via RSS.

Looking forward to mesh2009!


I took the 2008 survey

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.

Charlene at Essential Keystrokes points to some handy cheat sheets from Added Bytes. My favourites are: HTML, HTML Character Entities, and RGB Hex Colour Chart.

If you are a World of Warcraft fan, you’ll want to check out the WOW cheat sheet.

Thanks for the links, Charlene!

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.”

key findings:

  • 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.

the webby awards

April 11, 2008

Nominees for The 12 Annual Webby Awards were announced recently. The Webby Award nominees represent websites that are beautiful to look at, innovative and cutting-edge.

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.

libraries solve problems

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.


Pew Internet & American Life just released a new report which examines mobile access to information and data.

Some highlights:

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.