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School of phish

"People-driven security, an approach that pools the judgments of individual participants to identify new threats, is gathering momentum, with uses popping up in everything from antimalware and spam blocking to site filtering."
This article discusses several collaborative efforts (one called PhishTank) which aim to utilize Web2.0 collaboration to identify phishing sites or other mallware sites.There is also a

In search of....

Another staff member told me about a call from a man who was told that you can find women on the Internet and wondering if we could help him. It may seem humorous, and certainly isn't the first. We have had several instances of patrons coming in for the first time on this new-found revelation that the Internet, was among other things, a seeming repository for whichever gender you might be searching for. "I just thought I should warn you that he might come in and ask for your help," my colleague said. Sure enough, this gentleman did come in.

Manifesto 2.0

I've mentioned before that this blog is part of my graduate coursework for Design and Implementation of Web-Based Information Services. This class focuses on Web 2.0 and by extension library 2.0 and all the other 2.0s out there. The real change from web 1.0 to web 2.0 is the move from static, authoritative content to dynamic, collaborative content with no clear authority. One example of web 2.0 is Wikipedia which is a collaboratively edited encyclopaedia with no clear authority control, but which produces surprisingly authoritative content.

Blogstats and web analytics.

I've posted previously about the interesting blog statistic regarding this blog. In particular,I find the search terms which bring information seekers to this site quite interesting. But, I have noticed another interesting factor today, and that is a referring link from a forum in Estonia and a link from a news article in the Wall Street Journal.

HOW BBW GET A GUY?

I was just checking my Blog stats and found " HOW BBW GET A GUY?" as search engine terms used to access my blog. I was perplexed by this at first, but then remembered I posted about ALA featuring Banned Books Week in Second Life: BBW in SL. The other keyword of course is in my blog name, but may also have come from my post It's a guybrarian thing It is interesting to see how search terms can be ambiguous.

I Never Metadata I Didn't Like (not Will Rogers)

Living in Oklahoma, I couldn't resist the tag line of this piece by Jacob Harris in the New York Times' Open Source blog. Another thing I couldn't resist was his mention of the role of librarians in creating metadata (though not by that term) for the NYT since 1851. Mr.

Poor Man's iPhone

This is a test of Maemo WordPy running on a Nokia 770 N770 Internet TabletInteret Tablet. WordPy can be used to post directly to a Wordpress client and this version was ported to run on the Maemo OS, which is a version of Linux for mobile devices. I refer to the N770 as the poor man's iPhone... Well, it's just a tad over a hundred bucks.

Long way home.

A little more reflection on Krug's Don't Make me Think: Krug mentions that users will often use websites in ways we can't imagine and he gives the example of users typing URLs into search engine text boxes. I would have been skeptical reading this if it weren't for my experience with the public. I see this happen all the time. Lately, I've done some of my own usability testing as patrons ask for help.

Don't push my buttons!

Part of my current MLIS coursework (for which this blog is a requirement) is a book titled Don't Make me Think by Steve Krug. It is an excellent, easy read about how to design websites with an eye on usability. For the most part, I love what Krug has to say. But, one premise of his I disagree with, though I do it with some trepidation, is that clickable links should be three dimensional buttons. I especially find it confusing because he also contends that the logo (which, btw, should always be at the top of the page) is the default home "button".
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