Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Image and Data Manager

Image and Data Manager: "Australian Search Engine for Charity

February 7, 2007: An Australian search engine dedicated to Australian based results says users can now donate to their charity of choice, simply by searching the internet.

Lookle was started up in 2001 under the parent umbrella of Australian Flourish. Dedicated to Australian websites, the engine predominantly feeds off Yahoo! yet provides its own unique look and feel for regular search activity.

But after a slow start-up, the search engine has now developed a donation system where one cent goes to a user’s charity of choice for every search undertaken. Considering the volume of search activity undertaken on the internet, Lookle says regular searches could turn into thousands of dollars for charities."

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Will Tagging Replace The Dewey Decimal System?

Will Tagging Replace The Dewey Decimal System?: "I've long held the view that while tagging can be useful for improving some types of searches, tagging also has problems that can inject noise or ambiguity and actually muddy search results. Nonetheless, tagging is clearly not a fad, and it may even eventually replace hierarchal indexing systems used by most libraries, according to new research by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. According to the study, 28% of internet users have tagged or categorized content online such as photos, news stories or blog posts. On a typical day online, 7% of internet users say they tag or categorize online content. And tagging sites like Flickr and are gaining in popularity, and are increasingly valuable as a source of traffic referrals for search marketers."

Monday, February 05, 2007 - A Nonprofit Blog Powered by Blackbaud Employees - A Nonprofit Blog Powered by Blackbaud Employees: "t’s February 1st - have you updated your Web site’s copyright date yet?

If you haven’t, you’re not alone. Forgetting to update is commonplace, and I see it all the time. Data was needed, so yesterday I checked out the top 100 nonprofits. What I found was shocking.

I expected a few would have forgotten, but not 34%. I even saw a few that still were listed as 2005 - wow! But don’t feel bad - the top 100 for-profits didn’t fair much better, with 18% forgetting to update.

Are you still reading? Have you checked your site yet?"