August 2010 Archives

9/11 Government Documents

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Review CONPLAN, the U.S. Government Interagency Domestic Terrorism Concept of Operations Plan, and the State Department maintains a list of extraditions of terrorists. The CRS Reports: Terrorism, the Future, and U.S. Foreign Policy page features several pages of Congressional reports on terrorism. (Once you're in the site, click to the appropriate section, the scroll or edit/find to find the report.)

The government issued a report (PDF file) focusing on the behavior of the occupants of the World Trade Center evacuation after the 1993 bombing.

FirstGov has attack-related resources, including a section on "Benefits and Assistance" for finding medical assistance resources listed for individual states.

Related Government Documents

Global Beat: NYU's Center for War, Peace and the News Media
This site is useful for anyone who is interested in international news. Each week, Global Beat runs stories and backgrounders on important areas of the world, such as Iraq, Chechnya, South Asia, etc.

U.S. Use of Pre-emptive Military Force
A .PDF file.

Terrorist Nuclear Attacks on Seaports: Threat and Response
A .PDF file.

Critical Infrastructures: What Makes an Infrastructure Critical?
A .PDF file.

Background Checks for Firearm Transfers (2001)
Includes full-text report and Excel spreadsheets.

U.S. Department of the Treasury: Terrorism List

The Jurist: Terrorism Law & Policy Guide
The legal education and information portal at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, has posted an online guide to Terrorism Law & Policy. The guide features breaking news, U.S. policy documents, Executive Orders and federal legislation, academic commentary and an extensive bibliography.

U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Asset Control
An overview of asset-control regulations with Iran. (In .pdf format).

Federal Trade Commission: Warnings on Bioterrorism Defense Products

Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons
Updated Sept. 10, this 52-page document contains an alphabetical master list. (In .pdf format). Also see: recent changes.

Terrorism and the Taliban

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The Encyclopedia of Terrorism from the Council on Foreign Relations and the Markle Foundation, gives the public an easy-to-read, authoritative primer on what the experts know and don't know. The site includes a look at state sponsors of terrorism, terrorist groups, the proposed U.S. military tribunals and other aspects of terrorism.

Silobreaker: Terrorism News

Homeland Security Digital Library
Search engine allows you to scan more than 30 homeland security blogs.

Here are the THREATCON military terrorist threat plans that agencies are expected to follow. Also, read CNN'slinks and lessons on terrorism. The Janes.com defense site also has helpful links and background information.


Related Taliban/Terrorism Links

U.S. Department of State: Patterns of Global Terrorism, 2001
Full text available as .PDF and html documents.

PBS Frontline: Inside the Terror Network
Interviews, video, transcripts and other research on the 9/11 plot and the terrorist networks.

Muslims Against Terrorism
Started by a group of young American Muslims

National Terrorism Alert Page

International Policy Institute for Counter-Terrorism

PBS: Understanding Terrorism
Transcripts and video clips from journalist Bill Moyers' interviews.

Dartmouth's Institute for Security Technology Studies
The principal national center for counter-terrorism technology research, development and assessment. It is funded by the U.S. Justice Department's National Institute of Justice, Office of Science and Technology.

Sept. 11 Source Books: National Security Archive Online
The National Security Archive has posted the first volume in their new series "The September 11th Source Books". The series aims to fulfill NSA's mission "to put on the record the primary source documentation that can enrich the policy debate, improve journalism, educate policymakers, and ensure that we don't reinvent the wheel or repeat the mistakes of the past." As such, this first volume, Terrorism and U.S. Policy, covers a wide range of primary documents grouped in five main subjects: Terrorism and Osama bin Laden; Congressional Research Service reports; General Accounting Office reports; Department of Defense Directives, Instructions and statements; and Presidential Directives and Executive Orders.

FBI Mugshots of Suspected Hijackers
Includes last known address.

U.S. State Department Terrorism List
An alphabetized list of foreign terrorist groups, along with a brief descriptions of their activities.

Heritage Foundation's Terrorism Page
Research from a Washington, D.C., think tank.

Christian Science Monitor: Combating Terrorism

The Global Rise of Religious Violence

Terrorism Experts Discuss Convictions in the Africa Embassy Bombings
From May 2001.

Religious Response to Terrorism
This site from the National Council of Churches has background and a statement opposing hatred that people are signing.

THOMAS Federal Legislation on the Terrorist Attacks
A list of all legislation related to the New York and Washington attacks.

USS Cole Attacked
From October 2000.

The Taliban: Exporting Extremism

CNN: Afghanistan Under the Taliban

Official Statements on the Sept. 11 Terrorist Attack

Spy Chiefs Call for New Rules and Money to Stop Terrorists

Terrorism and Osama bin Laden
A 1999 report from the Center for Nonproliferation Studies detailing bin Laden's efforts to acquire nuclear materials.

About.com U.S. Newspapers Terrorist Links

United Nations Counter-Terrorism Online Handbook

Internet Resource Collection: Terrorism
UC-Irvine U.S. Government Librarian Kay Collins librarian gathered this great collection of links and references. It's easy to scan and offers some real gems, including an RSS feeds from the Department of Homeland Security.

United Nations Action to Counter Terrorism

Homeland Defense Journal
Full archives of publications, special reports, etc.

Economic Impact of 9/11

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9/11 Funding Database
"The Foundation Center's new "9/11 Funding Database" offers a means of keeping the public current on 9/11 donors and recipients. The Center will continuously update it as new information becomes available. This interactive database provides users with a versatile tool for locating the latest information on a wide range of institutional donors, grant recipients, and grants made following September 11. According to Center staff, users can search the database to find out how much a specific corporation or foundation gave and to which organizations. The database also makes it possible to look at donors and recipients in various geographic areas.

Fiscal Policy Institute: Economic Fallout of WTC Attacks
A preliminary report (in .PDF format) says New York stands to lose 108,000 jobs as result of the September 11 terrorist attacks and $16.9 billion in total lost output for the New York City economy.

Forbes.com: Terrorism Insurance
The impact 9-11 has had on insurance rates.

Miscellaneous

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St. Patrick's Day

ReligionFacts.com: St. Patrick's Day Customs and History
Food, holiday symbols, traditions, etc.

St. Patrick's Day Myths and Facts

Irish History on the Web
A great launch point for Irish history: readings, references, photos, literature, historical documents, etc.

Royal Historical Society: Irish History Online

Miscellaneous

Prayer and Prayers: Dinner Blessings

Poynter.org: Summer Resources
Includes several July 4th and other links.

Holiday Travel Tips
Suggestions from AirSafe.com.

MSN: Fun Yuletide Facts

Sled Riding Locations
This site makes recommendations all across the country.

Earth911.org
Holiday recycling tips galore.

Poynter.org Holiday Resources
A fine collection of holiday links.

Holiday Excuse Generator

Census: Thanksgiving by the Numbers

Census Bureau: Halloween Facts

Census Bureau: Veteran's Day Facts and Stats

New Year's Traditions

123 New Year: New Year's Traditions

History of New Year's Resolutions

Resource Shelf: 2006 Year-in-Review: Organized by month, event, person, etc.

New Year's Resolutions: There are several Web sites willing to "help" you keep your resultions for 2003. MyGoals.com offers a plan and timetable to keep your resolution in line, and Hiaspire.com sends you a monthly reminder on how to save money, based on a list of resolutions. If dieting is your resolution, Cyberdiet.com helps you create a meal plan.

Labor Day Background

KidsHealth.org Fireworks Safety

Mental Floss Blog: Secrets Behind Your Famous Toys

Internet/Tech Tools and News

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ConvoTrack
A great new tool for tracking how social media is referencing a Web site. You can see what people on Twitter, Reddit, Digg and other online media are saying about your site.

BackTweets.com
Similar to ConvoTrack, this site tracks how social media is referencing a Web site. You can see what people on Twitter, Reddit, Digg and other online media are saying about your site.

30-Plus Free Multimedia Editing Tools

Aviary Myna Audio Editor
A great substitution for Audacity and Garage Band.

Knight Digital Media Center Tutorials
Great training tips, ranging from video software to data visualization.

Dot Mobi
Test your Web site's content to see how it would appear on a mobile browser.

Society for News Design: Multimedia Toolkit
A great collection of resources, many of them free, to help journalists develop great stories online. Resources include audio, video, charts, mapping, databases and more. This is a must-bookmark and a great resource for student journalists learning to develop content for the Web.

Chunnel TV
Showcases underground video and art on the Web.

Nizm Lab
Showcases popular online videos.

How to Imbed Anything in Your Web Page

Quick Online Tips
Computers, gadgets and other tech tips.

Qik
Stream video straight from your cell phone.

BlogInsurance FAQ
Stream video straight from your cell phone.

World Intellectual Property Organization

Wall Street Journal All Things Digital

Online News Association: Interactive Narratives Blog

Yahoo! Pipes
A cool tool from Yahoo! That can help you with news gathering from a variety or resources. The site builds a page and collect posts, tweets, images, videos, RSS feeds and news related to a specific event or topic.

Tweetbeep
Track who is tweeting a site or blog.

Tech President
A great blog run by the Presidential Democracy Forum that tracks various campaign sites, postings on YouTube, etc. A great snapshot of how candidates are using the web.

PDFTextOnline.com
Site lets you download to a ZIP file.

Zamzar Conversion Tool
A free service that turns a .PDF into flat-file text.

K2PDF.com
Convert a Microsoft Publisher file.

Alternative Channel
A "unique news source where stories and perspectives come from you." Site is free to join.

PC World: 10 Most Useful Sites 2006
Mostly tech-service based, but some very helpful sites.

LinkPopularity.com
Check how many sites link to a particular site.

Pew Internet Study: What Bloggers are Writing

BuzzFeed
Like Digg, this site tracks funny, offbeat news and videos.

LALA
Similar to the iTunes store.

Delicious
Social bookmarking site lets you check bookmarks from any computer.

TinyURL.com

Tr.im
Shortens URLs and provides diagnostics/stats on hits.

Editor & Publisher: Developing Multimedia Skills
Tips from a Boston Globe Journalist.

TVEyes
The site offers "transcript search" of podcasts. The site is fee-based service and allows you to search nearly all major TV networks and some local stations. The site also has a free transcript search of TV news video available on the open web from MSNBC, Reuters, etc.

Pew Internet Study: What Bloggers are Writing

NY Times: Rewriting Headlines for Technology
How are news sites writing headlines to improve search?

Steve Johnson's Hypertext Weblog
Chicago Tribune columnist weighs in on all things technology.

TechDirt.com
Tracks blogs, news on the tech industry.

ConsumerAffairs.com
Tracks corporate sites, consumer affairs blogs.

SpinSpotter
An interesting piece of software tool that claims to expose news spin and bias, misuse of sources, and suspect factual support. Uses algorithms to spot spin keywords on sites you surf .

News at Seven
A cool tool that allows you to create a virtual newscast pulled from stories, images, videos and blogs all linked by a common news topic. The site generates an avatar that delivers the newscast.

Knight Citizen News Network
Resources for citizen media.

Center for Citizen Media
More resources for citizen media.

Press Think
Blog from NYU's Jay Rosen on new media and other timely topics.

How to Change the World
Guy Kawasaki's Blog on technology and communication.

The Digital Journalist

Twitter Search
Look up thousands of Twitter feeds.

Washington Post: e-QAEDA
A three-part special report that features video reports of experts talking about jihadists' use of the Web. They describe how al Qaeda and allied groups are using the Internet to recruit more fighters, spread their message and train their followers to commit acts of terror.

Wifi Freespot
Listing of wireless hookups around the country.

Time.com: 50 Coolest Websites

MyComputerIP.com
An easy way to check your network/computer IP address.

LearntheNet.com
Online learning company offers basics on sending e-mail, building a site and privacy protection.

Net Etiquette

101 Ways to Improve Your Media Website

TechMeme

Technet.org
Bipartisan tech network allows you to look up tech-related bills being considered in Congress.

CNET.com
The best and up-to-date tech news. Register for listserv daily digest of news.

CNET News.com Extra
Tech news stories with related headlines from other sites attached.

ZDNET.com
A great collection of magazine and daily news articles on the tech industry.

Yahoo! Netrospective: 10 Years, 100 Great Web Moments
Part of Yahoo!s 10th-anniversary celebration.

Slashdot.com
Tech writer's source for breaking Internet news.

Wired.com
Tech news headlines and other helpful tools.

The Wayback Machine
An archive of more than 10 billion Web pages dating back five years. It allows you to surf the page as it actually appeared at that time. Very cool!

Think Free
Allows you to access you documents from anywhere. This free online Microsoft Office-compatilbe software works in a web browser.

WiFi Location Finder + Local Info
A Boston company is giving away software that can turn nearly any laptop computer into a global positioning system, enabling users to find the nearest restaurant, hospital, or gas station at the touch of a button.

Electronic Advocacy

Electronic Frontier Foundation: Legal Guide for Bloggers

Privacy Foundation
Internet privacy issues such as e-mail wiretapping, etc. Covers both federal government and workplace, consumer issues.

Center for Democracy and Technology

Mediametrix.com
Global tech news broken down by country. A very cool site.

Internet 2
A new, super, high-speed version of the internet being developed by a consortium of university, government and commercial scientists.

Media Survey
Tracks Web site performance. A good newsletter that offers "expert tech media analysis."

Brint.com Tech News

USA Today Tech News

SFGate.com

IT Facts Blog: Top Searches for 2005

Podscope
A search engine for podcast.

JiWire
Partnered with Yahoo! Maps to provide wireless Internet connection locations around the world.

WiFi Free Spot.com
Listings of provide wireless Internet connection locations around the world.

HotSpotList.com
Search this database by city or state in the U.S., or several other countries for places where you can connect to the Internet without plugging your laptop into the wall. Includes airports, restaurants, etc.

Slate

ScamBusters.com
This newsletter site is dedicated to fighting online hype and disinformation.

kuro5hin Tech Site

SpamCop.net
Report businesses and people who submit SPAM e-mails.

PC World: 30 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do on the Internet

Cyberjournalist: Newsroom Convergence Headlines
Stories on what's happening with digital/print/broadcast news.

Red Herring
Hard-core business and tech news.

MalekTips: Computer Help
Computer and technology help. Tweaking, Windows (including Windows XP), DOS, Microsoft Word, anti-spyware, Internet Explorer, electronic mail, the Internet, digital camera, HTML, buying tips, MP3 players, more.

Alley Cat News
Business news on Silicon Valley.

HotSpotList.com
Search this database by city or state in the U.S., or several other countries for places where you can connect to the Internet without plugging your laptop into the wall. Includes airports, restaurants, etc.

Enewswire.com's Tech News
Updates every 15 minutes.

Tekrati
Free and extensive resources on the IT and telecom industry analyst firms, findings and events.

G4
The online web program. Good trend stories and tools.

Tvmeetstheweb.com
Global technology site with newsletter, listserv, trends and more.

HTML Code Tutorial
Helps programmers with coding solutions. The site added a Help Forum, which you can click on from the home page and get personalized help.

SiliconValley.com
A good industry site with a Northern California perspective.

E-Bituaries: Home of Dead Dot-Coms
Look up dead sites.

NewsFactor.com
Online news magazine for tech news.

Newsbureau.com
Press release info. for business and technology editors. Click on "for the journalists" link to subscribe.

The Guide to Sound Effects

MyComputerIP.com
An easy way to check your network/computer IP address.

Podcasting Profs
Listing of college professors using podcasts to reach their students.

Podcasting News.com
News on cutting-edge ways of using podcasts.

Podcast Directory
Seach by genre, most-popular, language, region, buzz. Tips on creating a podcast, etc.

Webshots.com

Science and Technology News Network
Award-winning site with high-end news headlines.

Center for Democracy and Technology

SendSpace
Send/share large video files.

Privacy Foundation

Epic.org's Electronic Privacy Information Center

Jupiter Communications

InformationWeek.com

SoapDetectives: Podcasts of Old Radio Programs
Use this site to download old mysteries to your iPod.

Internet Advertising Bureau
The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) is the only industry association devoted exclusively to promoting the use and effectiveness of advertising on the Internet.

Open Culture: Intelligent YouYube Channels
"The best free cultural & educational media on the web."

Electronic Media Online

ContentSummit.com
Global Internet conferences, news and notes.

InteractivePublishing.net
Global Internet conferences, news and notes.

Newsbytes.com

RoboForm
This software remembers every password, various addresses (which you control by creating different identities) and unlike Gator, contains no spyware. Although the basic version is free, the pro version is available for about $30.

Dialect Survey
A survey quiz from Harvard that studies dialect dispersion in modern America. See how much you differ from folks in your hometown (or adopted locale), or examine the maps to find out how people say what, where, etc.

VirtualCity Magazine
A good IT magazine.

Atlantic Monthly's Digital Culture

San Jose Mercury News: Good Morning Silicon Valley

Internet Resources Newsletter

Website-Watcher
Put in the URL of a page you want to keep tabs on and it automatically checks to see if the content has changed.

Poynter.org: New Media Timeline
Background from the 1960s to the 1990s.

LetsGoDigital
Online magazine about digital imaging published in three editions (English, Spanish and Dutch).

Webopedia
An online dictionary of computing terms.

LightReading.com
Tech news and headlines.

PC Magazine: Top 101 Websites to Engage, Entertain and Inform
Covers topics such as computing, business, finance, etc.

BlogDrive: Set Up Your Own Blog

NetworkWorld.com
High-tech online magazine.

WhatIs?
Definitions of tech terms, links to articles and other resources.

HowStuffWorks.com's Computers Section

Spy on It.com
These "spies" notify you when a Web page changes or information on the page changes.

CNET Help.com
Advice on any computing topic.

MobileInfo.com
High-tech online magazine.

PCWorld.com
High-tech online magazine.

Akami: Net Usage Index
Track what parts of the world are consuming the most Internet news on this interactive map from Akamai. Also, take a peek at the most clicked on news stories.

TechDirt.com
Tracks blogs, news on the tech industry.

ConsumerAffairs.com
Tracks corporate sites, consumer affairs blogs.

Smart Playlists (iPod)
Discussion, tips for iPods.

Webwasher.com
Stops pop-up menus from crowding your screen. It's available free for personal use. Works on Mac, PC and Linux.

Panicware.com
Stops pop-up menus from crowding your screen. Costs $19.95 but has a free version as well, with fewer services.

StaySafeOnline.info
From the National Cyber Security Alliance, a group of business and government organizations, this site offers tips, educational materials and security tools to battle viruses, worms, etc.

ConsumerWebWatch.org
It's mission is to "investigate, inform and improve the credibility of information published on the World Wide Web."

OJR: Researching Technology Businesses

Online News Association
Good online newsletter with dot-com studies, more.

Inc.com's Industry News
Targeted to tech and small business.

Harvard's Research Matters Site
A portal to news articles that span the range of research fields, from the humanities to social science to science to technology to medicine.

Secure Digital Music Initiative

Electronic Frontier Foundation
An online free speech group.

Digital Music Protection Technologies Paper
This controversial paper by Princeton Computer Science Professor Edward Felten explores how he and a team of hackers broke the code for technology designed to prevent people from stealing digital music.

Reuters MediaFile Blog
A great blog on timely media and technology topics.

NetworkWorld
Technology news and blogs.

Beet.tv
Blog about technology and the media.

10000Words.net: Where Journalism and Technology Meet
A blog on technology and multimedia storytelling, written by Mark S. Luckie, a print journalist who studied multimedia journalism at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism. He has produced multimedia and interactive projects for Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times and Contra Costa Times (Ca.).

Scribd.com
A site that invites journalists to publish their work and reach new audiences.

Forbes.com: Best of the Web
Tracks trends in many e-industries and includes lists of links.

Google Zeitgeist
An archive of what people are searching for online.

AltaVista Search Trends

Yahoo! List of Most Viewed News Content (U.S.)

Wikipedia.com
Wiki is an "open source collaborative server technology that enables users to access, browse, and edit hypertext pages in areal-time context." To see how it works check out Wikipedia: the free encyclopedia on the site. The software allows users to add an article or edit anyone else's article.

Subscription Web Site Publishers Association
A resource for journalists covering the ever-growing trend toward paid online newsletters and subscription Web sites. Portions are open to the public.

SafeKids.com
Tips for safe and productive Web use for kids.

Providence Journal: NetRunner Column
Tech weblog by the Journal's Dave McPherson.

Providence Journal: Subterranean Homepage News
A good tech weblog from Sheila Lennon.

Deloitte & Touche: Fast500.com
Fastest-growing tech companies in North America.

Deloitte & Touche: Fast50.com
Fastest-growing tech companies in 20 regions in the United States and Canada.

CNET's Technology Enterprise Business Section

Harvard Journal of Law and Technology

Wired Magazine's Cybrarian

The DayPop Top 40 List

The Yahoo! Buzz Index Top 20 Searches

Center for Digital Government
Affiliated with Government Technology magazine, this organization has people who will talk to you, although they tend to be on the technology-is-the-solution side of things.

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly or Why It's A Good Idea to Evaluate Web Resources
From Susan E. Beck of the New Mexico State University Library.

Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators at DiscoverySchool.com
Tips for evaluating web sites.

ProfessorDeVigal.org
Great primers and resources from Drew DeVigal, NY Times multimedia editor.

iLovePhotoBlogs
A collection of great photo blogs, tips and resources.

Viral Video Chart
Top 20 viral videos on the Web.

Bibliography on Evaluating Web Information
From Nicole J. Auer of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech.

Media Survey
Tracks Web site performance. A good newsletter that offers "expert tech media analysis."

TechTarget.com

iCopyright.com

Net User Demographics
University of Maryland and Princeton study on social and political habits of Web surfers. Interesting.

Tech Law Journal

Cyveillance.com
Tracks how brands, people are under attack on the Web.

PBS Frontline: Health, Science and Technology
A collection of companion Web sites to the documentary show.

ISP Rankings

Wall Street Journal Tech Column

Government Computer News

Potomac Tech Wire
An e-mail newsletter about technology stories in the DC area. Has about 30,000 subscribers.

New England Tech Wire
An e-mail newsletter about NewEngland tech stories. Has about 10,000 subscribers.

Saila.com
This site has a section devoted to Web journalism.

GILC.org
A group for organizations promoting online privacy and free speech.

Online Privacy Alliance

The Internet in Public Schools
The National Center for Education Statistics has survey results measuring Internet access in U.S. public schools from 1994 to 2000.

Internet/Web Country Domain Codes
A list of all the two-letter codes at the end of all Internet addresses.

GigaLaw.com

The451.com
A technology and media site.

Voike
A free Web application that allows users to post and share their spoken word, and music on blogs and other social networking sites including their own blog. Voike allows journalists to call in their reports: spoken word, text, and photos from their cell phones producing rich multimedia content.

Association Representing the Wireless Telecommunications Industry (CTIA)

Pew Internet & American Life Project
An initiative of the Pew Research Center, a nonprofit "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. Pew Internet explores the impact of the internet on children, families, communities, the work place, schools, health care and civic/political life.

U.S. Public Interest Research Groups
Transportation, healthcare, money and politics, media reform, tax and budget, law, higher education and environmental issues.

Flock
Web browser that simplifies social and web-based applications by integrating them directly into the browser.

Tech Cocktail
Schedules informal social events with people in the tech industry.

Radio and Internet Newsletter
A great site developed by Kurt Hanson.

Usability.gov
Yes, the Feds have a set of Web design guidelines.

VentureWire
The daily e-mail newsletter from Technologic Partners is a way to get the skinny on dot-com companies and the high-tech sector.

Garage.com
A venture capital investment bank that features helpful news releases, a resources page and more.

Internet.com's Daily Stock Market Report
A daily e-mail "Internet Stock Report" presents news-driven analysis of what's happening with those dotcom evaluations.

CNNfn.com's Tech Stocks

Gahran.com
Web consultant Amy Gahran, who offers super tips on writing, editing and designing for the Web.

Internet.com

Internet Readership Studies
Links to several pay sites and services with data on how people surf the Web.

Subject Index to Literature on Electronic Sources of Information
This site will be a boon to anyone studying issues related to information technology or electronic publishing. The site has been publishing the index since 1997, and this latest version contains more than 1,400 citations as well as an introduction that explains how to use the site. The bibliography and index reference both online and print sources, including books, articles, monographs, and chapters. Librarians in particular will want to bookmark this site.

Electronic Sources of Information: A Bibliography
This site will be a boon to anyone studying issues related to information technology or electronic publishing. The site has been publishing the index since 1997, and this latest version contains more than 1,400 citations as well as an introduction that explains how to use the site. The bibliography and index reference both online and print sources, including books, articles, monographs, and chapters. Librarians in particular will want to bookmark this site.

Online Journalism Review: News Future Resources
Links to dozens of studies.

Journalism Publications and Think Tanks
Dozens of helpful resources from the Online Journalism Review.

IDG.net Tech News

TechWeb.com
Technology news site.

Silicon.com
The 5 W's of e-business.

Busting Online Hoaxes
Hoaxbusters site offers warnings about things like bogus e-mails about software that can steal the computer right off your desk.

Small Business Websites That Work
This is the companion site to my book of the same name and includes lots of helpful background material for writers researching how company Web sites can be made effective. There are a couple of full chapters available for download (including an internet backgrounder called "Getting to Know the Internet") and lots of links for businessmen and researchers.

ConnectNet
Provides access to an easily searchable database of more than 20,000 technology sites nationwide.

Intellectual Property and Technology Forum
Boston College Law School site offers current news and in-depth articles on intellectual property and technology law.

UCLA Cyberspace Law and Policy
Boston College Law School site offers current news and in-depth articles on intellectual property and technology law.

Society for Technical Communication
Members include writers, editors, illustrators, printers, publishers, educators, students, engineers and scientists. Both national and chapter sites include permanent and contract job listings.

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Digsby
E-mail, social networking and instant messaging.

All Things Digital
Tech blog by Walt Mossberg of the Wall Street Journal.

Techmeme
Links to many breaking tech news stories.

Lists of Computer Viruses

HTML Writers Guild
Links, online courses and more.

About.com's Spam Tips

CAUCE, The Coalition Against Unsolicited Commercial E-mail

SPAM-L FAQ: How to Track Spammers and Complain to Their ISP

Cam Search Engine
Camcity lets you search thousands of Web-cam links.

Five Elements of Digital Storytelling
From the University of Minnesota's Institute for New Media Studies offers a site that provides a common vocabulary and structure for understanding new media content.

Adobe.com
Several tips sheets and software news.

MacroMedia Showcase
This page highlights four or five cool Web sites a day. Many are Flash presentations.

FlashChallenge.com
This is a contest site for Flash presentations. Log-in and evaluate different Flash sites, or enter your own. A very highly regarded site for Flash designers.

WorldPressOnline
"Dedicated to online press relations for corporate communicators and trade press editors in the packaging industry. It's a business-to-press site in which trade press editors, PR agencies and companies of the packaging industry can exchange information."

One Page Software
View multiple sites at once by using this software

Ad Elimination Software
Allows you to eliminate pop-up banner ads on your browser.

Interactive Advertising Bureau

RandallRothenberg.com
Blog from the president of the Interactive Advertising Bureau.

CrankyGeeks.com
A great technology blog by John C. Dvorak, a contributing editor at PC Magazine. Many entries on the future on online journalism.

MSN: Top Web News Gaffes
A few examples of publishing too soon.

NewsCoach2
A social network for newsroom trainers, started by Steve Buttry of No Train, No Gain. The site grew from the old Newscoach listserv.

Digital History
A new Web resource that aims to cover the latest trends in digital history and to keep up with the state-of-the-field. From the New Media Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the site is a clearinghouse of current events and news items of interest, and provides selected bibliography of resources. Targeted to scholars, the site has many helpful tools for journalists.

Consumer Electronics Association
Industry news, trends and statistics on use of certain electronics. Includes an e-newsletter.

PasswordMeter
Measure the strength of an online password you're using.

PasswordStrength.net
Measure the strength of an online password you're using.

PC Magazine Blog

FBI Cyber Scams
Tips on scams involving bogus e-mails, greeting cards, etc.

Time Magazine: 50 Best Websites of 2008
Links galore to helpful web tools.

DTV Answers
What you need to know about the Feb. 17, 2009 conversion to digital TV.

DTV 2009
Government site has information on digital conversion boxes.

AntennaWeb.org
Choose an antenna to pull in local stations with digital broadcast signals.

National Cable and Telecommunications Association

Get Ready for Digital TV

Electronics Takeback Coalition
Nonprofit group offers tips and ideas for recycling and disposing of electronics. Includes news/resources, corporate responsibility and legislation/policy sections.

ComScore
The site maintains massive proprietary databases that provide a continuous, real-time measurement of the myriad ways in which the Internet is used and the wide variety of activities that are occurring online. The company compiles site traffic, trends and shares some of the results in the site's press room and in company releases.

Color-Blind Web Filter
Enter a URL and it will show you what it looks like to someone who is color blind.

New Media Women Entrepreneurs
Enter a URL and it will show you what it looks like to someone who is color blind.

Sixthw
Brian Boyer's blog about the intersection of technology and journalism.

PBS: MediaShift Idea Lab
A group blog by "innovators who are reinventing community news for the Digital Age."

Old Media New Tricks
Run by journalists from the Chicago Tribune and Austin American-Statesman, this site offers hands-on advice from many in media who using social networking and Web 2.0 tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Digg, etc. The site also offers great blogging tips.

Play the News
This interactive game helps readers understand current events and news. It's created by a company called Impact Games.

TagCrowd
Build free tag clouds of speeches and other text with this free resource, which generates HTML code for you to embed the cloud in your blog.

VueToo
Allows you to blend video, maps and other content into several view boxes on one page.

MattWaite.com
Blog, tips and resources from web developer and CAR expert from the St. Petersburg Times.

MacRumors.com

ReadWriteWeb
Tech trends, company index and more.

PageOnce Super Aggregator
Use the aggregation service as an overview for your online sites: social networks, financial services, e-mail, etc.

Google's AdWords Keyword Tool
Input a keyword or phrase and then it shows what search words Google users are using to find this particular subject. You can then use this data to place the right keywords into content of a story, PR release, photo, blog tags, etc.

TweetScan Real Time Twitter Search

Monitter
Tool for monitoring Twitter updates.

Yahoo! Site Explorer
Track site and feed traffic, online inlinking, etc.

Federal Web Managers Council
Offers guidelines to managing U.S. government Web sites. Helpful for following trends on how agencies are communicating with people and the media.

Friend or Follow
A helpful database for tracking Twitter followers and to track who's following you.

Tweetake
Lets you back up your followers and people you are following.

Topify
Receive an e-mail notification that someone is following you on Twitter. It includes information about that person (how many followers, updates, etc.)

InfoToday News Breaks
A flash news digest of technology information.

iHealthbeat.org
Covers technology's impact on healthcare.

George Mason University: Center for History and New Media

History of Computing Project

WWW-VL: Internet History

Hobbes' Internet Timeline

EduBlogs.tv
Store video and audio for free and use imbed code on your blogs and Web sites.


Information Valet Project
From the Reynolds Institute at the University of Missouri, the Information Valet Project is organizing an information-industry collaborative to build, own and operate a shared-user network layered upon the basic Internet.

Information Week
Business technology news, reviews and blogs.

Information Week: Seven Fantastic Internet Hoaxes

Ethical Hacker Network

Pownce
Send messages, files, links, and events to your friends. Create a network of friends and share stuff.

Cyber Mom's Tips
Web security tips for parents, teens and kids, written from a mom's perspective.

Poynter: New Media Timeline

Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society

The Online Timeline
From David Carlson at the University of Florida.

About.com Web Design Links

Internet Resources for Technical Writers

TravelInsider: Cell Phones and Travel
An easy run-down on what kind of phone you need for your type of travel.

TravelInsider: Cell Phones and Trav GSM World: Cell Phones and Travel
Site that tells you which country is on which GSM frequency.

Center for Independent Media

Nieman Journalism Lab
A project of Harvard University.

Internet Talk Radio Network

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