Category Archives: People

It’s hard to find something, if it’s not there anymore.

It’s also hard to find or recognize something if you don’t know what search terms to use, what it’s called or anything about it. Searching requires curiosity and interest. It’s about an intelligent and planned, strategic and enthusiastic way of … Continue reading

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Public libraries are important – why?

Over recent years many famous authors have given their support to the public library sector as they try to help explain to the politicians and general public (especially those who rarely darken the doors of a public library) why we … Continue reading

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Informing people mindfully

Mindful living seems to be a bit of trend these days, even to the extent that 2014 has been branded the year of living mindfully in some quarters. Neatly defined in the Huffington Post article as “the cultivation of a … Continue reading

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I look out through a Facebook window, but keep the window shut

I’ve read Phil Bradley’s recent blog post Personal reputation in a social media world. I came away feeling somewhat weighed down and pressured. Pressured that more and more of many people’s time (and very possibly mine) will be spent tacketing … Continue reading

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In fairness to Google…

…I have to report fairly or risk joining the Google-bashers club. Yesterday I was asked to find a company executive. My enquirer said he’d written down the name of one of the attendees but the line hadn’t been too clear … Continue reading

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Disruptively social – Facebook’s possible future

The Economist has an interesting briefing looking at what the future may hold for Facebook as it prepares for an IPO.  Facebook likes to be described using words such as “friends”, “social”, “enabling”, “utility”, “connections”, “recommendations” and “interests”. Although China … Continue reading

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“The difference between the almost right word and the right word…”

So Huck Finn and his friend Tom Sawyer, have been sanitised in “new” versions of the books to be published in February. The result?  Uproar, furore among hundreds of Twain fans, historians and the literary world.  Oh, and Mark Twain … Continue reading

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Searching for the “invisible man”

Of the many people-searching sites out there, Pipl is the only one I’ve come across that differentiates itself by claiming to search the “invisible” or “deep” web. The deep or invisible web contains data that search engines can’t index or … Continue reading

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