1. From Friendfeed.com: FriendFeed enables you to keep up-to-date on the web pages, photos, videos and music that your friends and family are sharing. It offers a unique way to discover and discuss information among friends.”
Great. But how does one use it? Here are some sites to get you started.
- FriendFeed Is This Years Twitter, But Why? (Tech Crunch)
- FriendFeed is not the new Twitter. Is it? (WebWare)
- The blog world is atwitter (pun intended) today over FriendFeed. (The Guidewire)
- Has FriendFeed Found The Secret Sauce? (WinExtra)
2. Because of demand and rapid growth, Facebook announced last week that it was going to add instant messaging within the next few weeks. Looks like privacy controls received some tweaking as well…and now there are new apps to help you find your friends…and to help you find a job, or news articles or well, almost anything.
- Facebook To Launch New Privacy Controls; Confirms Chat Is Coming (Tech Crunch)
- Facebook Updates Privacy and Planning to Add Chat (Mashable)
- Top Search Based Facebook Apps to Help You Find Anything (Search Engine Journal)
- Facebook IM Wonâ€™t Hurt All IM Applications (Mashable)
3. Just how big is the Internet? Last year, YouTube alone consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet did in 2000…with no decrease in sight.
- Video Road Hogs Stir Fear of Internet Traffic Jam (NYT)
- Study: amount of digital info > global storage capacity (ars technica)
- Stored Data to Exceed 1.8 Zettabytes by 2011 (Slashdot)
- Will The Internet Support Enterprise 2.0? (Enterprise 2.0)
4. Merging technology and libraries continues to be a challenge. As the two are merged, readers are turning to online services to not only meet their information needs, but there reading needs as well.
- 80 Online Resources for Book Lovers (Profy)
- In Internet Age, Libraries Still Draw a Crowd (PBS)
- BookLamp is a ‘Pandora for books’ (WebWare)
- Treading on the Commons: Book Recommendations and the Wisdom of the Crowd (The Other Librarian)