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This week's episode brings a book report, an essay, a news miscellany, and a look at the zeitgeist from the last week on LISNews.
Website of the musician Earl B. Hall
Tech News Today #91
Ars Technica on increased international Internet capacity
The Register on broadband increases in the UK
Ashtabula County as described on Wikipedia
Promo material on the longest covered bridge in the United States, located in Ashtabula County
CNET on GOOG411 being killed off
The Register on GOOG411 being killed off
Google via SMS...a service utilized by Erie Looking Productions from time to time during broadband outages
Scientific American appalled at broadband in the US
Daily Kos proposing Google Bombing during the 2010 congressional election cycle
The Register on The Wisdom of the Crowds Being Wrong
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LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #124 by The Air Staff of Erie Looking Productions is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at twit.tv.
This week's episode brings a look at the zeitgeist on LISNews as well as highlights of some of the strange news you might be able to use from the week that was. There were plenty of stammering tongue-twisters this week.
Voice of Russia broadcasting in New York City
InstaPundit on Seth Godin ditching print publishing
MediaBistro on Seth Godin ditching print publishing
Andy Woodworth on social media-based library advocacy
El Reg on the "twitter rolling" attack
El Reg on the Twitter WTF worm
El Reg on Ireland versus Google StreetView
Ars Technica on transatlantic cabling
Deutsche Welle on a project to revitalize spoken-word radio and listening skill in general
Reuters on mobile data usage
Bobbi Newman on why mobile phones are not the key to the digital divide -- Part One
Bobbi Newman on why mobile phones are not the key to the digital divide -- Part Two
Representative Waxman's Bill on Net Neutrality Died, Ars Technica Tells Us
Ars Technica on LibreOffice
El Reg on LibreOffice
Shortwave Central on BBC World Service expanding access in the USA
Nick Gillespie at Hit & Run presenting a libertarian view on the Santa Clarita privitization matter
Library Journal's round-up on privitization in California
This week's episode is not graced by that man of mystery, Blake Carver. In lieu thereof we check the zeitgeist for stories AND blog posts, bring an essay about the comments debate on-site, and a quick news miscellany.
Eventually Blake will be making an appearance. We're working on it.
This week's program brings a zeitgeist update and a miscellany of news items.
TechCrunch on the death of cuil
The Register on Internet Explorer 9 not being fully usable on Windows XP
Download center for Opera web browser
Home page for the Arora browser
The MP3-Enabled Radio That May Supplant Playaway Devices
VOA News on the Lifeplayer
Jessamyn West says goodbye to Bloglines
Robert Scoble on the decline of reading RSS feeds
Dave Winer on Rebooting RSS
Dave Winer on RSS Architecture
MozillaZine Knowledge Base on "Saved Search" Folders in Thunderbird
Carrier Pigeon versus Rural Broadband
BT Against The Carrier Pigeon
The VLink Project at the University of Waterloo
Dog park lit by dog poop
This week's episode brings a zeitgeist recap, a programming note apologizing for a deviation from forecast content, a book review in the segment-sized Tech for Techies, and a packed miscellany.
First book cited in the book review
Second book cited in the book review
Reuters on Google Instant
The Diligent Room on Google Instant
Andy Ihnatko on Google Instant
The Register on Google Instant killing off some search tools
Cade Metz analyzing Google Instant
Google Instant and search scams
A paper on the epistemological dangers of search scams
French President Nicolas Sarkozy being subject to a Google-bomb
Bloglines about to fade out of existence on October 1st...
Reuters on Dove World Outreach Center losing its web presence
The Register on Dove World Outreach Center losing its web presence
The Register on WikiLeaks prepping a new document dump
Twitter Cross-Site Scripting Vulnerability, as The Register relates it
Announcement of rolling Linux Mint
Open High School of Utah Releases Open Curricula
Open High School of Utah download site
Ars Technica on the difficulties in organizing the Internet
Ars Technica on transforming the architecture of the Internet
This week's episode is truncated due to the Labor Day holiday. A recap of the LISNews zeitgeist as well as a miscellany of things we found on the web is presented. There are no public service announcements aired during this episode.
The Master's Degree Misperception
The Enlisted and Officer Classes in Libraries
Gateway Pundit on Net Neutrality
Reuters on Net Neutrality
Reason's Hit & Run blog on Net Neutrality
Jerry Pournelle on the need to feel useful
CNN Money on Harrisburg defaulting on a bond issue
Jessamyn West on library jobs
Reuters on Google being investigated
The Register on Google being investigated
The Register on Google Wave being open-sourced
The Register on the FCC killing off a proposal for free wireless broadband
The Register on GMail's unintentional jazziness
ValleyWag on GMail's unintentional jazziness
Declan McCullagh on AT&T being against net neutrality
Ryan Paul writting in Ars Technica about Twitter's alleged wrongheaded implementation of OAuth
This week's episode is a quick look at last week's zeitgeist, highlights of the "slushpile", and an editorial from Mike Kellat, the owner of Erie Looking Productions. A related commentary released online by Ontario public broadcaster TVO from commentator Jesse Brown connected to the editorial can be found here directly as an M4V video file.
Due to communications complications the audio payload was originally uploaded over GPRS via a Nokia E71x. Cable broadband is having issues locally apparently relative to throughput.
Matt Welch on FTC regulating online reviews
The Ohio News Network on teen texting
Nielsen on mobile phone usage stats
Keith Cowing at NASA Watch about the reach of nasa.gov
The results of the tool Cowing referenced concerning nasa.gov turned to oclc.org instead
Leo Laporte versus Social Media
Leo Laporte on the Google Buzz bug
Last things first, here is the view off the Smolen-Gulf Covered Bridge referenced at the end of the episode:
Click the picture for a larger view on Flickr.
This week's episode includes an interview with Will Manley discussing his recent forays into looking at politics and the profession. A miscellany of items is presented of items that caught our attention but were not expanded upon into larger items. OhioLinuxFest 2010 is mentioned as there is going to be a main track presentation about libraries & librarians at an event that really isn't librarian-focused.
Diligent Room on making textbooks with pediapress
Ray Bradbury talking revolution
Terry Reese on paywalls
Byron York at the Washington Examiner talking Kindles and Civil Rights In Education
Slate on the communications strategy of the Russian spy ring that was recently sent home
Barry Kauler on Puppy Linux 5.1
Reuters on how Americans don't want government to build out broadband
CNN talking about the rise of electrical black-outs in America
BBC News on the rise in enrollment at Open University
BBC News discussing the Google-Verizon open Internet proposal
CNET's Molly Wood talking about the Google-Verizon proposal lacking any provisions relative to mobile broadband
Andrew Orlowski on Google's seeming self-interest in the Google-Verizon proposal
Andrew Orlowski on the web's hyper-powers and how the Google-Verizon proposal might lead to their being locked in as hyper-powers
The Economist on changes in global communications
Throughout the LISHost media galaxy shared with Erie Looking Productions, there are quite a number of fountains spewing out content. LISNews is where you are reading this. LISWire is the site where folks in the library realm can post their press releases. LISTen is the podcast hosted on the LISNews server that has a feed from Delicious showing stories crossing the threshold for being looked at (also known as the slush-pile). LISTen also occasionally takes the form of a video podcast as circumstances arise.
That's a lot to track. While RSS does wonders, what if you aren't in front of your favorite RSS reader? LISFeeds.com has been reoriented to serve as an aggregator for all of those content manifestations. Posts are interleaved from the various sources into a river of posts. An automatic job on the server polls each source every three hours or so to check for updates. A pinger showing that updates have happened has been rigged up on Identica.
As always, this is a work in progress. Check it out and perhaps enjoy it. Using the planet aggregation software easily allows you to get your metaphorical feet wet with some pre-selected feeds.
We're back! Well, we're almost back. This is a special edition of LISTen in which we talk about the digital divide and bring you a miscellany of stories we've come across this summer.
Our studio arrangements are not quite in place yet. This is the best we can come up with at the moment:
Mobile phones not key to bridging the digital divide
Sixth report by the Federal Communications Commission on broadband deployment
Broadband access plans with HughesNet
The Vatican was "Google-Bombed"
Digital Divide worsened by tech
Vice-Chancellor of Open University on the Digital Divide
Information wants to be paid for
Reuters on Internet access in Cuba
New web broadcasts for North Korean defectors -- Read More