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DEC31

Questions about Google Knol

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Here at blog.editage.com, we have been covering all about Google Knol, extensively. Latest in this series of posts is the one by Chris Garrett that tries to answer certain questions about it's SEO effectiveness, Wikipedia content duplication, etc. As a science editor, having another knowledge base, in addition to Wikipedia, is a really exciting prospect.

Read his post here.

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

DEC28

Home Computers and English Language Learning

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Another one from Larry Ferlazzo-this post is about his project on how home computers can be utilized for English language learning. Larry has some excellent English langauge learning resources; these can be found on his personal blog.

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

DEC27

The best Web 2.0 applications of 2007

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It's that time of the year when all sorts of lists are making appearances on the World Wide Web. Larry Ferlazzo, a teacher and active blogger, has put a list of the best web 2.0 education applications for 2007. Worth a look. Merry Christmas everyone, and a Happy New Year.

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

DEC24

Wikia Search Online

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Finally, Wikia Search has launched. The site aims to serve "as a platform for the development of a new free/open source search engine with user-editable search results."

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

DEC21

50 Free PDF Editors

Filed on: December 21, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

What most of us don't realize is that PDF is a standard, and like any standard, it's specifications are widely published. As such several programs are available, most of which are free and some at least cheaper than Adobe's offering, that allow us to author/edit PDFs. Yoav Ezer has compiled a list of more than 50 such tools. Have a look.

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

DEC20

The Word Detective

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This is the online home of a newspaper column, which goes by the same name. Evan Morris answers questions asked by readers. The site houses back issues comprising more than 1300 columns, to which access is free.

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

DEC17

Google aims to reinvent Wikipedia with Google Knol

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Google Knol, a yet to be launched product, will attempt to better Wikipedia/Squidoo. It will accept articles from users, and other users will be allowed to rate/edit these. Other than that, Knol will display ads and the profits will be shared with the contributors. Read more at TechCrunch.

 

[This is a part of a series of posts, titled Open Space, where we talk about things that generally interest us, and hopefully you as well.]

DEC 7

Wikipedia Founder: Students "should use Wikipedia"

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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales speaks about the authority of content on Wikipedia at the Online Information Conference, which was held recently at London's Olympia.

 

[This is a part of a series of posts, titled Open Space, where we talk about things that generally interest us, and hopefully you as well.]

DEC 6

Interview with Tom Curley, CEO, Associated Press

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Last week, we covered Associated Press's (AP) new Automated Access Control Protocol. Yesterday, paidcontent.org interviewed Tom Curley, CEO, AP. In the interview, Tom states how content publishers could benefit from the way readers consumer data today.

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

DEC 5

An Interview with Bruce Schneier

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The Freakonomics blog had solicited questions from users for Internet guru Bruce Schneier. Bruce's answers make it for an interesting read and a practical must-favorite for everyone who uses a computer.

 

[This is a part of a series of posts, titled Open Space, where we talk about things that generally interest us, and hopefully you as well.]

DEC 5

Associated Press's Automated Content Access Protocol

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The Automated Content Access Protocol has partly grown out of disputes between search engines such as Google and news publishers who claimed that the former were posting their news summaries, photos, etc. without permission. If standardized, the proposed extension will put to rest the 13-year-old reliance of search engines on robots.txt and provide publishers greater flexibility in terms of content access restriction.

You can read the entire Washington Post article here.

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

DEC 3

Wikipedia Content now Licensed under Creative Commons

Filed on: December 3, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

Jimmy Wales just made the following extremely important announcement: "Creative Commons, Wikimedia, and the Free Software Foundation just agreed to make the current Wikipedia license (the GFDL) compatible with Creative Commons (CC BY-SA)." This move spells an important landmark for all of those who regularly contribute and refer to Wikipedia and related sites.

You can read the entire story here.

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

NOV21

Free Patents Online

Filed on: November 21, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

An excellent resource for researchers. It includes several free features such as patent searches, PDF downloads, alerts, and other account features such as information sharing between users.

Free Patents Online

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

NOV19

The Language Log

Filed on: November 19, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

An excellent site for all English language enthusiasts. The "links" section is especially visit-worthy!

Check it out here.

 

[This is part of a series of posts, titled Useful Links, which shall feature "essential" online tools, discussions, blogs, essays and references that we find over the Internet.]

NOV12

Open Source Literature Finally Capturing Attention

Filed on: November 12, 2007 | Written by | Add new comment

Up until now, open teaching material was available only at the university level. But Free-reading.net plans to change this-it provides a free, wiki-based resource for early literacy instructions.

 

[This is a part of a series of posts, titled Open Space, where we talk about things that generally interest us, and hopefully you as well.]