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This is pretty neat. I just learned about WikiMindMap. It’s a tool that lets you browse Wikipedia articles graphically. Here’s a little search I did for Library. By clicking the links on the image (were you on the WikiMindMap page) you are brought to the article in question on Wikipedia. Technorati Tags: wikipedia, wikimindmap

Google “My Maps”

I saw this new tab earlier but just ignored it (who needs another “my” tool?), but then I read what it was all about on Lifehacker and had to share. To add multiple layers of data points to your maps – like information about real estate prices, weather, earthquakes and movie showtimes – from the “My Maps” tab hit “Add content,” and watch all those third-party Google maps mashups get  [ Read More ]

Google Buys Feedburner – it’s official

Boy – today I just keep finding confirmation of every buy out I’ve talked about in the last month. First it was Ebay and StumbleUpon now it’s Google and Feedburner. FeedBurner, which has more than 400,000 publishers on its network, will beef up Google’s own AdSense publisher network, particularly among blogs, where FeedBurner is stronger than Google, said Susan Wojcicki, vice president of product management at Google, during a press  [ Read More ]

Ebay Acquires StumbleUpon

I wrote last month that Ebay wanted StumbleUpon – well it has happened. The $75 million cash acquisition gives eBay access to about 2.3 million people who have filled out profiles at StumbleUpon, founded in 2001 by three Canadian software engineers in Calgary. The venture capital-funded company, which recently relocated to San Francisco, is considered a pioneer of the so-called “Web 3.0″ niche. Found via FindLaw while doing my Legal  [ Read More ]

Ask City!

I was listening to the most recent Library Geeks Podcast yesterday and wanted to share one thing that I learned (I learned a lot – but I want you to go and listen to what Gary Price has to say). I learned about Ask City, a map search by This is not just another map app though! This is the coolest thing thing maps hit the web. What’s so  [ Read More ]

One Search to Rule Them All

Sorry – I couldn’t resist Apparently Google is planning on offering a Universal Search: Universal Search means that standard Google searches will draw results from separate Google properties that target information about books, local information, images, news, and video, Mayer said. “It’s breaking down the silos of information that have been built up. It’s a broad, long-term vision that will unfold over the next few years,” Mayer said. “We are  [ Read More ]

Scary People Search

Via Sites & Soundbytes: Pipl is a new search engine for people.  It is unique in that it isn’t an address or email search, but instead searches for the person throughout the Net.  Results will show quick facts, which for me are remarkably accurate, contact details which show my last three addresses, web pages, and links to places that the person has posted to.  If you are one of those  [ Read More ]

Google Homepage Themes

I first read about this on Lifehacker. Google now lets you choose a theme for your Google homepage. The neat thing is that I picked the Tea House theme which has a skyline in the background. When I chose the theme, it asked me for where I lived so it could make the skyline match that of my home town. Pretty nifty These are the kinds of things that really  [ Read More ]

Google Traffic

I was just playing with the new “traffic” button on Google Maps. It doesn’t look like Philly has this feature yet – but San Fran does and it looks like of interesting. The question I have is how up to date is this info? I don’t see any indication to help me with an answer. For now I’ll stick with the local news. Technorati Tags: google

The future of

Mary Ellen Bates writes about Ask X (the future of It has pretty much the same information as’s search results page, but it looks and feels much more functional. I went over to poke and its new features are subtle, but neat. There is an add to my stuff icon on each result when you mouse over it, the results list looks cleaner, and there were other subtle  [ Read More ]

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