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OPLIN 4cast #71

Posted in blogs, Library 2.0, LibraryThing, net neutrality, OffiSync, and Second Life

This week’s 4cast:

1. Google Book Search: Been Pretty Busy

Google Book Search has rolled out some new features, including the ability for users to post clips from public domain works directly onto their websites, and My Library, which allows users to organize and tag their own collection of books online (a’la LibraryThing).

2. Trickle-Down Internet

The Department of Justice has come down firmly against net neutrality, instead supporting a tiered Internet that would allow ISPs to prioritize the traffic of those who can afford it.

3. Who Wants To Be America’s Next Top Librarian Blogger?

The Online Education Database recently published a list of the “Top 25 Bloggers (By the Numbers).” Reactions generally fell somewhere between elation and modesty, with a healthy dose of skepticism.

4. You’re Annoying Her Right Now

Based purely on the amount of dust kicked up in the bibliogosphere, the most popular librarian blog of the moment has to be The Annoyed Librarian. She hates everything Library 2.0, cults and manifestos in general, and “twopointopians” in particular.