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Mark Your Calendar For CIL 2010

Mark Your Calendar For CIL 2010

This might go down in history as the “CIL Twitter Conference” because there were so many tweets that CIL rose to be one of the most popular subjects, especially on Tuesday right after that fabulous keynote interview with Paul Holdengraber.

CIL will be back at the Crystal City Hyatt next year, so mark your calendars NOW.   See you then!

The CIL 2009 Infotoday Blog Team
Don Hawkins
Kathy Dempsey
Marydee Ojala

Mining Conversations

On Monday at CIL Greg Notess talked searching conversations and I’m really excited about mining the conversations at CIL. Darlene Fichter just posted a tweet cloud , using TagCrowd.com, reflecting 24 hours of Twitter conversation about #CIL2009.  Jason Clark did a Wordle cloud based on the CIL 2009 conference program.  And here is my (well JD did help me!) Wordle cloud based on our blog posts about CIL2009.

Infotodayblog Posts Via Wordle.net

Infotodayblog Posts Via Wordle.net

The Cattle Rustler Rides Again!

Steve Cohen

Steve Cohen

That’s what Steve Abram said when he introduced Steve Cohen’s session, What’s Hot in RSS.  The reason for the title is because Steve Cohen did some cattle ranching at one time.  He did another A to Z roundup of RSS tools (really Z to A this time).  Here’s the list (the URLs are available on Steve’s blog).

Z:  Zoho 
Y: YouTube RSS Search
X:
W:  Wwwhatsnew.com  (it’s in Spanish!)
V: Votes Database (it was created by an intern at the Washington Post for free).  See how legislators voted.
U: JD Supra (there’s a U in it!).  Documents that lawyers put up on the Web
T: Tic Tocs.  Journal Table of Contents service
S: Scribd.  A “YouTube” for PDF documents
R: Ravelry.  Social networking tool for knitters
Q: QuestionPoint.
P: Page 2 RSS.  Creates a feed from a page that doesn’t have one.
O: Open  Congress.  Feed for bills, issues, committees, etc.
N:
M:  Mashable.  Social networking guide
L: LibraryThing
K: KillerStartups
J: Justia Dockets.  Federal District Court filings and dockets
I: I Want To.  I want to do something. What will help me do it?
H: Hunch.  (Not launched yet.) Helps you make decisions.
G: Google Reader
F: Facebook
E: E-Hub.  Web applications, services, sites on Web2.0 and social software
D: Deepest Sender.  Automatic posting to your blog
C: Compfight.  Image search–can use original content, creative commons, etc.
B: Backup URL.  Create a cached copy of a URL in case it goes down
A: Awesome Highlighter.  Lets you highlight text on a web page

Don Hawkins
Columnist, Information Today  and CIL 2009 Blog Coordinator