Episode 36 – Tweeting into 2009

15 January, 20097 comments

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Tom and Dan kick off the new year by annoying Mills with tales of Twitter and tweets. In our newly extended news roundup, the panel looks at the use of Twitter at academic conferences; assesses the Palm Pre and the future of mobile apps for education, museums, and libraries; wonders about touch screens and the blind; thinks once again about the use of e-book readers on campus; discusses the end of Google Notebook and what it says about putting your research in services that might fail; debates the wisdom of putting academic articles on Wikipedia; and gives an update on Europeana, the EU digital library.

Other links for the episode:
Amanda French on the digital MLA experience
HearPlanet iPhone application
The American Association of History and Computing
ReframeIt and Web Annotation

Running time: 49:32
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Categorized under ebooks, mobile, Twitter, web applications, Wikipedia

7 comments to “Episode 36 – Tweeting into 2009”

  1. Dave Lester : 17th January, 2009

    Hey Digital Campus crew, I’m digging the new design!

  2. LAM : 20th January, 2009

    I appreciated the discussion in this episode about what happens if a web service is canceled or goes out of business. I was recently involved in a discussion about whether to use open-source software like Omeka or a proprietary software. One of the arguments for the proprietary software was that an open-source project might lose funding, and so whatever investment had been put into it would be lost. My argument was that businesses making proprietary software were just as likely to go out of business, and that open-source software at least uses open standards (like Dublin Core) that would let you get the data out if you ever needed it. Unfortunately the company in question was privately owned; otherwise its stock prices for the year might have been convincing. I think it will be a while yet before the virtue of open source and open standards are widely appreciated.

  3. Stephen Francoeur : 23rd January, 2009

    Seems like Zoho Notebook and Evernote are trying to scoop up Google Notebook users: both services now offer a tool to import Google Notebook data.

  4. Tom Scheinfeldt : 23rd January, 2009

    Interesting. I was wondering if competition from Evernote, which has really taken off among iPhone users, was part of the reason Google killed notebook.

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