Friday, March 26, 2010
Good use of social media (Charter)
Okay, I am neither endorsing or denouncing Charter Cable (I'll leave that to you!), but I do use it (have to have the high speed, you know). A few days ago I posted (tweeted) about how bad my network/reception was in my area. I had considered calling, but I just hadn't gotten around to it — end of the day & too tired. I wasn't expecting anything — it was just a vent.
Within a day(!) , I received this tweet back from
:@georgiawebgurl (yep, that's me @twitter and also google buzz) What's been going on with your net connection? If you DM your Name/Phone# we can take a look at it for you.
He even followed up the next day (although my connection was fine by then). Now, I don't know about you, but I think that is kind of a cool use of technology and it seems much better than the 1-800 service!
You can follow @ http://twitter.com/Umatter2Chtr2-----
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Happy BD to my robot!
Okay, so it's not really my roomba's birthday, but it IS the 20th anniversary of irobot. irobot started out as military kind of robot proj and now, it's cleaning my floors… LOL I need a scooba though!
Anyhow, I wandered over to the irobot site and discovered this popup "warning" (I'm still laughing, what doesn't it cover? the weather?)
The press release that you are about to view contains certain forward-looking statements that are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statement. Those risks and uncertainties include, among other things: the risk that our business could be adversely affected by changes in the policies and spending priorities of our customers, which include governments and governmental entities; the risk that the commercial robot market does not experience significant growth or our products do not achieve broad acceptance; the risks associated with our dependence on government contractors and third-party retailers; the risks associated with competition; the risk that our products become obsolete; the risk of errors or defects in our products; risks associated with our reliance on skilled personnel; and the risks associated with the protection and defense of our intellectual property and other proprietary rights.-----
Monday, March 22, 2010
What happened to tr.im (& reviews of URL shorteners)
Wandered over to shorten a URL @tr.im and found this:
tr.im is no longer accepting URL shortening requests via its website. May we respectfully suggest that you choose one of the many other wonderful alternatives available.
Please understand that this does not affect any software that has tr.im available within it. tr.im's API is available, and redirections are working normally.
Found this article about it:
Oooh, sounds like some political intrigue, hand wringing, and possible hurt feelings (not twitter's favorite child?) I know that I'm not the only one who used tr.im beyond twitter posts, though….
I know about tinyurl and bit.ly, but I thought I'd check out other options. I found this review of URL shorteners. Probably more info than you'd ever want about them, but there ya go.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
end of books? (video)
this is kind of nifty.. Just about the time that I was feeling that I was about to click off, it actually changed direction. So stick with it — lots of stereotypes about 'net users and millenials (altho' never called such):
Statewide EAD project survey
Over the past few years, some members of Georgia's archival community have expressed the desire to have a state-wide EAD project. Given UGA's and DLG's recent successes in developing finding aid databases, we are wondering if now might be the time to leverage our expertise to develop a state-wide EAD database. As a first tentative step we'd like to gauge interest and basic institutional needs before deciding whether such a project might be feasible. We would greatly appreciate it if archivists at Georgia repositories would take a few minutes to fill out our brief (only 10 questions) survey.
The survey can be found at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2FNDJ3X