Friday, September 01, 2006

Welcome to September

As I flipped my wall calendar from August to September, I was struck by how fast the summer months had passed. It seems like only a few weeks ago we were starting the balmy month of July. And now look: September 1st. Labour Day Weekend. Time flies, folks. Tempus fugit.


Yesterday, August 31, was Blog Day. I wasn't aware of this celebration, but the idea of celebrating blogging by recommending 5 new blogs to readers sounds like fun. So here goes:

  1. - Is an archives-oriented blog by Jeanne Kramer-Smyth, an archives student at the University of Maryland. I found SpellboundBlog via Mike A. Matienzo's super-cool ArchivesBlogs aggregator blog.

  2. Andy Carvin's Waste of Bandwidth - I just starting reading this blog, which talks about the Digital Divide, and I find it quite interesting. The author, Andy, has recently accepted a new job at the Public Broadcast Service [Correction: I goofed. He currently writes a blog at PBS. His new job is with National Public Radio (NPR). Thanks, Andy!], working on some Web 2.0 technologies. His writing style is what got me hooked.

  3. - "News and opinion on Web 2.0, online media and graphics tools." Not a blog per se, but a website with tons of web-related goodies, current and emerging technologies and trends. The website does offer a RSS feed.

  4. Intermedia - A blog written by associate editor Steve Bryant, who writes about multimedia and web. A lot of what Bryant discusses on his blog will in some way impact the Web. Always good to stay ahead of the curve.

  5. Finally, for those interested in good web design and web technology blogs (with tips and techniques), here are a few: Adam Kalsey, Cameron Moll, and TechCrunch (mostly web news).

1 comment:

Andy Carvin said...

Thanks for the plug! Quick correction, though - I just accepted a job at National Public Radio. I write a blog for PBS, but my day job will be NPR.

about the author

I am an information professional, researcher, and writer with over eight years experience in the information services field with experience in information and communication technology.

I have a B.A. in History and a Master's in Library and Information Studies and working on a Web and Multimedia Design certificate.

I believe that empowering people with information can enrich lives and transform the world.