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Book Review Site:The Truth About Book

July 4, 2009 Leave a comment

ttabThe Truth About Books is an independent book review website that provides professional, honest book reviews, author interviews, regular competitions and much more. It will helps in:

  • Provide professional, independent and honest book reviews
  • Recommended Reads for those needing inspiration
  • Encourage and promote literature both in the UK and across the globe
  • Monthly competitions: Readers’ Choice and Parents’ Choice
  • Help consumers easily find the best possible price for the books they want
  • Support authors in their efforts to get noticed (including self-published, debut and small independent publications)
  • Author snippets

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Google’s News Timeline

May 13, 2009 2 comments

timelineGoogle News Timeline is a web application that organizes search results chronologically. It allows users to view news and other data sources on a browsable, graphical timeline. Available data sources include recent and historical news, scanned newspapers and magazines, blog posts, sports scores, and information about various types of media, like music albums and movies.

Google News Timeline provides a number of ways to navigate through time. Its features search results from many different sources: News Sources; Magazines and Newspapers; Blogs; Baseball Scores; Wikipedia Events, Births, and Deaths; Media from Freebase

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CiteAlert from Elsevier

April 2, 2009 Leave a comment

citealeartCiteAlert is service from Elsevier which automatically notifies the authors by e-mail soon after their work is referenced in a newly published article.Authors are eligible to receive CiteAlert notification if their article has been indexed by Scopus. The benefit from CiteAlert is, it keeps effective way of being up to date with citation made by any article.


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Gmail’s new feature:Multiple Inboxes

February 10, 2009 Leave a comment

gmailGmail has got another new feature: Multiple Inboxes. The new feature from Gmail Labs allows users to have more than one inbox in their default Gmail view. That is the new tool lets users see up to four lists of email messages in addition to their inbox, all on one screen.

Labels and filters are two Gmail features that allow users to highlight and handle email based on their own search criteria. While these features help them stay organised, a user needs to switch between views to see what’s going under each Label or Filter. Multiple Inboxes aims to clean that up and enable users to see all their different lists at a glance.

In a company blog post, Google software engineer Octavian ‘Vivi’ said, “I’m seriously into filters and labels. All the email I get related to Flash goes under my ‘flash’ label, everything about paragliding goes under ‘flying’, and they all skip my inbox because that’s how I like to stay organized. But when new email arrives I have to switch to the ‘flash’ label first, then click on ‘paragliding’, etc. I wanted a way to see it all at once.”

According to Google, once a user, turns on Multiple Inboxes from the Labs tab under Settings, he can configure what he wants to see, as well as set the number of messages displayed and the positioning of his panels from the Multiple Inboxes section under Settings.

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Dataopedia:A Metasearch Engine for Web Site Data.

January 10, 2009 1 comment

datapediaDataopedia hits all of the high points for Web metrics. Searching for a particular URL with rankings from Google Page Rank, Alexa, Compete, and Quantcast, four of the primary sources check on a regular basis. It also provides  information, one of those most basic resources that always contains nugget of interesting information.


Dataopedia launched in December 2008, is a web service that provides the most comprehensive information about websites available on the Internet.

Gathering together data from more than 50 sources, is an aggregation web service that lets its users find out all the valuable facts about any website, such as traffic, online buzz, contact information, popularity in social bookmarking services…in short, all the essential facts about every website you can come across on the internet. has been conceived as the one-stop-resource for finding website facts, and the service can be accessed via the website, the mobile site, embeddable widgets for your website, and browser add-ons. Whatever suits you best and feels more comfortable to use.

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Web 2.0: New tool to fight terror

December 3, 2008 Leave a comment

Websites like Facebook, MySpace, and others had been created as a platform for social interaction, but they are now fast becoming weapons for a positive social change.

The sites are now being seen as powerful tools of social and political change, and activists from around the globe are using them to get the message across. terr2

“We are seeing communications technology as a powerful force for social and political change,” Fox News quoted Matthew Waxman, an associate Professor at Columbia University, as saying.

Waxman, who until recently was part of a special State Department think tank that advised Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on emerging issues, is part of a conference at Columbia University Law School that is bringing together activists from around the world.

“This is a great way to get similarly minded people all over the world together,” said James Glassman, under secretary of state for Public Affairs.

Glassman represents the State Department at the Columbia conference, called the Alliance for Youth Summit, and had spoken out in January about terrorists using the Internet.

“Al Qaeda was eating our lunch on the Internet. I actually think that that has changed and that the violent extremist groups that use the Internet are using it in the old-fashioned way: they’re using it to instruct, to exhort – basically tell people what to do,” he said.

“We feel that around the world, young people are using the Internet to push back against violence in a new way, using social networking, convening large groups to have conversations, basically, to share information. And that is something that Al Qaeda and the violent extremist groups cannot stand.

“We think the technology that exists today is one our side; it’s not on the extremists’ side,” he added.

Oscar Morales, a 33-year-old, unemployed computer technician, set a good example when he showed how one can make a difference and bring about change in the world by just logging on to the Internet.

Morales had earlier this year single handedly organised a protest, which saw 12 million people in 190 cities taking to the streets to protest against the Colombian terrorist group FARC.

The computer technician was so outraged by the kidnappings and acts of violence being committed by the rebel Marxists, that he felt compelled to do something, and started the Facebook group One Million Voices Against FARC.

“What we witnessed on February 4 was amazing. It was beyond all our expectations. We couldn’t believe it,” he said.

Source: Times of India 2 Dec, 2008, 1618 hrs IST,ANI 

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Information Literacy Resources Directory

July 3, 2008 Leave a comment

The Information Literacy Section of the International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA) has created this database to record information literacy materials from different parts of the world, on behalf of UNESCO.

Librarians, educators and information professionals are invited to participate to submit the required data.

Link to:

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