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Website of the Week: Managed Q

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ManagedQ

: The Search Application

ManagedQ is driven by a group of dedicated entrepreneurs working in a basement in Palo Alto to develop the next step in Search.

The field of Search is years behind where it should be, as it hasn’t fundamentally changed in more than a decade. Results may have improved a bit, but people are still Searching the same way they did in 1995. With this lack of innovation, Results have essentially become a commodity.

ManagedQ capitalizes on this fact to transform Search as we know it from a command-line driven database query to an elegantly-designed Application that can be continuously improved and optimized. The end result is an entirely novel and compelling Search Experience.

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Obsolateskills.com : Website of the Week

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http://obsoleteskills.com

Robert Scoble came up with the idea in a recent blog post to make a list of ‘obsolete skills.’ He describes these skills as things we used to know that are no longer very useful to us, a few examples include:

The community has started to create a much larger list of these obsolete skills, check out the full A-Z list. Feel free to contribute more if you can, and if you have the time, please make a page with a short description of the skill.

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Global Climate Change: Website of the Week

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Global Climate Change: NASA’s eyes on the Earth

Tons of resources on global climate change and environment for students and educators.

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Website of the week: ‘Please rob me’

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Please Rob Me

Hey, do you have a Twitter account? Have you ever noticed those messages in which people tell you where they are? Pretty annoying, eh. Well, they’re actually also potentially pretty dangerous. We’re about to tell you why.

Don’t get us wrong, we love the whole location-aware thing. The information is very interesting and can be used to create some pretty awesome applications. However, the way in which people are stimulated to participate in sharing this information, is less awesome. Services like Foursquare allow you to fulfill some primeval urge to colonize the planet. A part of that is letting everyone know you own that specific spot. You get to tell where you are and if you’re there first, it’s yours. O, and of course there’s badges..

The danger is publicly telling people where you are. This is because it leaves one place you’re definitely not… home. So here we are; on one end we’re leaving lights on when we’re going on a holiday, and on the other we’re telling everybody on the internet we’re not home. It gets even worse if you have "friends" who want to colonize your house. That means they have to enter your address, to tell everyone where they are. Your address.. on the internet.. Now you know what to do when people reach for their phone as soon as they enter your home. That’s right, slap them across the face.

The goal of this website is to raise some awareness on this issue and have people think about how they use services like Foursquare, Brightkite, Google Buzz etc. Because all this site is, is a dressed up Twitter search page. Everybody can get this information.

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Website of the week: Reading

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Reading: Harvard Views of Readers, Readership, and Reading History

is an online exploration of the intellectual, cultural, and political history of reading as reflected in the historical holdings of the Harvard Libraries. For Internet users worldwide, Reading provides unparalleled digital access to a significant selection of unique source materials—more than 250,000 pages from 1,200 individual items, including 800 published books and 400 manuscript selections.

Reading offers highly selective views from the Harvard library collections on reading as an acquired skill, as a social activity, and as a valued and highly engaging individual act. The materials digitized for Reading are drawn from holdings of the Harvard University Archives; Houghton Library and the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library; the Monroe C. Gutman Library of the Harvard Graduate School of Education; and the Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.

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Encompass: The global Book Club

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EnCompassCulture is a worldwide reading group, the place to find your next book and talk about books with other readers from around the world. It has full details of over 10,000 books for all age ranges and is full of useful features.

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Website of the week : O’Reilly

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Tim O’Reilly is the founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, Inc., thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. In addition to Foo Camps ("Friends of O’Reilly" Camps, which gave rise to the "un-conference" movement), O’Reilly Media also hosts conferences on technology topics, including the Web 2.0 Summit, the Web 2.0 Expo, the O’Reilly Open Source Convention, the Gov 2.0 Summit, and the Gov 2.0 Expo. Tim’s blog, the O’Reilly Radar, "watches the alpha geeks" to determine emerging technology trends, and serves as a platform for advocacy about issues of importance to the technical community. Tim’s long-term vision for his company is to change the world by spreading the knowledge of innovators. In addition to O’Reilly Media, Tim is a founder of Safari Books Online, a pioneering subscription service for accessing books online, and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, an early-stage venture firm.

This website and other related websites of Tim O’Reilly foundation are the mines of technological information and resources. If you are tech savvy, exploring this site is a must.

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ipl2 :Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians’ Internet Index (LII)

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Information you can trust

ipl2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians’ Internet Index (LII).

"ipl2: information you can trust" was launched, merging the collections of resources from the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians’ Internet Index (LII) websites. The site is hosted by Drexel University’s College of Information Science & Technology, and a consortium of colleges and universities with programs in information science are involved in developing and maintaining the ipl2.

ipl2 is a public service organization and a learning/teaching environment. To date, thousands of students and volunteer library and information science professionals have been involved in answering reference questions for our Ask an ipl2 Librarian service and in designing, building, creating and maintaining the ipl2’s collections. It is through the efforts of these students and volunteers that the ipl2 continues to thrive to this day.

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Website of the week: Gold

 

Know all about the most valuable commodity of these days, GOLD

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World Gold Council

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Discover the stories, explore the rich visual database and interact with the Flash features to learn more about the Australian gold rushes.

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http://www.sbs.com.au/gold/

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World Almanac for Kids: Site of the week

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http://www.worldalmanacforkids.com/

Published annually since 1996 and with more than 3 million copies sold to date, The World Almanac for Kids provides kids with the information they crave on thousands of subjects.

This site provides a big bundle of information useful for your projects and assignments. Try it.

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Kendriya Vidyalaya (Shift-I)
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Kerala India

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