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Good Googling To You

Google\'s Press Area has added a Nifty Timeline that shows how events in the real world influenced what people searched for on Google.

I love these year in review things, anyone know of any more good ones out there?

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Expedition to the lost net

Bill passed along This BBC Story on a study that found up to 5% of the net - potentially 100 million hosts - is completely unreachable.

They found that the number of sites an individual surfer can see depends on their starting point. The researchers found that net sites are cut off because of wrongly configured routers or malicious hackers and computer vandals abusing loopholes in net software.

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The seven wonders of the web

The Gaurdian has picked The seven wonders of the web.

#1 is google, 2 is Yahoo! and 3 is Project Gutenberg.
Strangely, LISNews is not on the list, maybe next year.

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Court further strengthens the right to hyperlink

2600 has won a case that seems to be good news for the right to link.

\"The court further strengthens the right to hyperlink by stating that \"Trademark law does not permit Plaintiff to enjoin persons from linking to its homepage simply because it does not like the domain name or other content of the linking webpage.\" Finally the court held that given the lack of \"connection with goods or services,\" the standards for unfair competition are \"not satisfied simply because a prospective user of the Internet may face some difficulty in finding the home page he is seeking.\"

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Year-End Google Zeitgeist

What was hot and what was not in the year 2001? Our Year-End Google Zeitgeist feature provides a glimpse at what captivated the world over the past 12 months, based on the most popular search terms on the world\'s most popular search engine.


Track the course of the past 12 months on the timeline and graphs plotting the most popular search terms as they occurred throughout 2001. Check out the year\'s top gaining and declining search terms as well as the most popular brands, music, movies and women on the web as seen by Google users.


Year-End Google Zeitgeist

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Google Offers Beta Catalog Search

The always excellent Research Buzz reports in this week\'s news that: Google is offering both a catalog search and a subject index of catalogs at http://catalogs.google.com. (It\'s in beta.) Catalogs include Dell, LL Bean, PC Connection, Harry & David, Ikea, etc. (You can get an unadorned list at http://catalogs.google.com/catalog_list.Read the whole story for more details. Hopefully librarians won\'t be forced into becoming partons\' personal bargain shoppers.

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JAKE In The House

Gary Price of the most excellent Virtual Acquisition Shelf and News Desk writes: \"Do you need to know what full-text database a particular journal is located?
If so, give jake a spin. From the site, \"jake is a reference source which
makes finding, managing, and linking online journals and journal articles
easier for students, researchers, and librarians. Jake does this by managing
metadata about online resources with a database union list, title authority
control, and linking tools, as well as making it easy to customize for a
specific library\'s holdings.\" Currently the database holds contents info for
195 databases. Btw, you can also download the complete holdings of a
particular database directly into MARC or delimited text formats. In fact,
most of jake can be modified as it\'s freeware. Btw, for those of you who are
jake regulars the new official url is: jake-.org. Finally, you
can find a beta of an alternative interface to jake from Simon Fraser
University.

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Health Is Just a Click Away

Young People Don\'t Just Use the Internet to Download
Music

This story from ABC News says 75%of people 15-24 yrs. old have
used the Internet to search for health information.
The foundation polled 1,209 Americans aged 15 to 24 between
Sept. 24 and Oct. 31. It found three out of four young people who
use the Internet have searched for health and medical information.
In fact, the only activities that more young people reported
paticipating in were e-mailing, school research, and finding news
and entertainment information.\"

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Writing for the Web: A Primer for Librarians

Writing for the Web: A Primer for Librarians from Eric H. Schnell [You may know him from such projects as Prospero]
covers about anything you\'d want to know about writing for the web.
He covers Copyright Issues, Metadata and Resource Description, Web Accessibility, and much more.

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