On this site I've just managed to collapse four categories into one - Media and Technology is where you will find all the blogging meditations from now on. If my work at a new site bears fruit, future posts on that topic will be over there ( TBA), but we will see how that goes...In the meantime, I'm sick of offering links instead of something I've taken time to think over, (and that's one of the reasons the tidy - up is taking place), but this is all I have this week.
Over at Corporate Engagement, Trevor Cook notes that spending on Internet advertising has risen 34% in the last quarter, giving increased returns of 5 % and pulling dollars away from other advertising areas such as TV and newspapers. (From Reuters.)
In other news from Reuters, the Library of Congress has sought assistance from Google for its World Digital Library documentary project:
The Library of Congress will contribute its own body of works to a blended collection with other countries. More than half of the printed volumes in the Library of Congress are in languages other than English.
"It will deal with the culture of those people rather than with our contacts as Americans with those cultures," [librarian James] Billington said.
Web search company Google has agreed to work with the Library of Congress on developing standards for indexing the digital collections and by providing computer equipment.
It's anticipated the existing American digital library at LOC, the American Memory Project, will act as a model for the collection of unique objects from the world's collections such as manuscripts, pictures, photographs, recordings, maps and books.
Divertissement du jour: Over at Rhetorica, a list from Andrew Cline (updated in September this year) of Professors Who Blog.