Posts Tagged ‘internet’

Arthur C. Clarke predicting the future

March 28, 2013

Many thanks for sending in this rather intriguing interview with Arthur C. Clarke from the 70s which is remarkably prescient:

http://www.wired.com/wiredenterprise/2013/03/tech-time-warp-arthur-c-clarke/

What they know

September 17, 2010

When you visit a popular website, that visit may trigger hundreds of tracker files that are used by other companies to track what you are doing across the web. This nice visualisation from the Wall Street Journal clearly shows the extent to which you are more or less exposed to such tracking on a variety of sites.

http://blogs.wsj.com/wtk/

[Thanks again to LJ for this suggestion]

Mr Doob does HTML5

August 2, 2010

The latest revision of HTML may be some years from being fully implemented but there are many parts of the specification that are ready to be implemented now. There has been much talk about HTML5 and video play back but there is a lot more to this revision and web designers have been getting pretty excited. Mr Doob is one of these and he has a great selection of random web toys on his site that allow you to glimpse the future of the web.

http://mrdoob.com/

Right to link

April 30, 2010

TOTD attended an event on eCopyright for libraries and archives this week and heard a very interesting presentation from Struan Bartlett, Managing Director and Chairman on NewsNow and the Right2Link Campaign. The focus was on the right to link to newspaper content, but there was a more general message about protecting the right to follow and share links to any publicly available web site. You can learn more about the Right2Link campaign here:

http://www.right2link.org

Safer Internet Day

February 9, 2010

Today is Safer Internet Day, an event supported across Europe that encourages safer use of the Internet:

http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/saferinternetdayuk/

The theme this year is ‘Think Before you Post’. This is a good message to have and we try to encourage this… unless you want to write nice things to us, in which case don’t waste time thinking about it – just send them in!

Internet Resources Newsletter

October 23, 2009

A facinating compliation of new and notable websites, the Internet Resources Newsletter is a free monthly electronic newsletter, edited by Roddy MacLeod, Catherine Ure & Marion Kennedy and published by Heriot-Watt University. The newsletter aims to raise awareness of new sources of information on the Internet.

Each month the newsletter contains:- information and reviews of new and notable web sites; news items of interest; news of blogs, RSS, Twitter, etc.; book reviews, and more . . .

 The newsletter is available via the Internet and as a free email newsletter to subscribers. An RSS feed is also available. http://www.hw.ac.uk/libwww/irn/irn.html

 

Thanks to RW for this item.

Internet Detective

October 16, 2009

Are you interested in using the Internet effectively for studying?

Well now you can with Internet Detective:

http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/detective/index.html

Working through the scenarios, you can learn how to find good information, how to evaluate it and to make sure it is legal.

If you printed the internet

September 13, 2009

http://www.cartridgesave.co.uk/news/if-you-printed-the-internet/

Thanks to E for this.

E-Learning

June 23, 2009

Last week we had a training day at the library where we learned about and tried out various e-learning websites and facilities. Here are a few we looked at:

GCSE Bitesize (http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/gcsebitesize/) is a very useful site for exam revision with key points, videos and tests.

Intute (http://www.intute.ac.uk/) is a search facility where anyone can easily search for web resources and sites. Another good thing about it is it’s free!

Open Learning (http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/home.php) is an initiative from the Open University where users can use some of their course materials free of charge.

The day was very successful and interesting in how the Internet can be used in education at various levels.

The Best of…

December 21, 2008

It’s that time of year when television provides us with a whole host of “best of” programmes…

Not to be left out, we thought we’d include a list of the Top 100 internet searches of 2008, as compiled by MSN…

http://hotlist.uk.msn.com/top-100-searches-2008.aspx