Monday, July 16, 2007

Cool New Tool

Introducing Snap Shots from Snap.com


I just installed a nice little tool on this site called Snap Shots that enhances links with visual previews of the destination site, interactive excerpts of Wikipedia articles, MySpace profiles, IMDb profiles and Amazon products, display inline videos, RSS, MP3s, photos, stock charts and more.

Sometimes Snap Shots bring you the information you need, without your having to leave the site, while other times it lets you "look ahead," before deciding if you want to follow a link or not.


Should you decide this is not for you, just click the Options icon in the upper right corner of the Snap Shot and opt-out.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Sustainable Food Lab Presentation (Award Winner)

This is a cool slide show presentation about sustainable food possibilities by chrislandry. Watch and get active!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Save Internet Radio!

Heads up! It's time to take action. I got this today and I'm motivated. Please give it a read...



Internet music may soon fall silent.

An obscure regulatory agency recently buckled under pressure from giant music labels and passed a rule that could force most independent and noncommercial Internet radio stations, such as NPR, off the Web. The ruling will go into effect on May 15 unless we urge Congress to Rescue Internet Radio:

Rescue Internet Radio: Take Action Now

After intense lobbying from the recording industry the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) ignored a massive public outcry and ruled to dramatically increase the rates webcasters must pay every time they stream a song. These draconian rules will shut down noncommercial and independent Internet radio outlets, leaving the Web with the same cookie-cutter music formats that have destroyed commercial radio.

Independent musicians, webcasters, media reformers and Internet radio listeners have joined forces with members of Congress to reverse this bad decision. Late last week, Reps. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) and Donald Manzullo (R-Ill.) introduced the bipartisan Internet Radio Equality Act (H.R. 2060), which would reverse the CRB decision in favor of a system that supports artists without putting webcasters out of business.

Rescue Internet Radio: Support the Internet Radio Equality Act

The Copyright Royalty Board passed these bad rules despite protest letters from tens of thousands of concerned music listeners. They refused our call for a public hearing and rushed through their decision at the urging of music industry lobbyists from the Recording Industry Association of America.

Musicians must be compensated for their work. But the new regulations would silence many outlets that play independent artists and musical genres you can't find on the radio dial. And nonprofit NPR, Pacifica and community radio stations would be forced to take down most of their online musical programming.

Inslee and Manzullo's legislation would allow artists and musicians to thrive alongside a new generation of Internet radio webcasters. Help pass the Internet Radio Equality Act by telling all your friends to take action now:

Tell Your Friends to Help Rescue Internet Radio

Industry-wide consolidation has destroyed musical diversity on broadcast radio. We must not let this happen to the Internet.

Onward,

Frannie Wellings
Associate Policy Director
Free Press
www.freepress.net

P.S. To learn more about this campaign visit www.freepress.net/netradio

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Authors@Google: Neil Gaiman

The writer of the graphic novel Stardust (soon to be released as a major motion picture!), Neil Gaiman.

Authors@Google present: Brad Meltzer

Google folks talk to JLA writer, novelist and my Myspace friend Brad Meltzer.

Women@Google: Hillary Clinton

Hilary talks to the gang at Google. Lots of good stuff.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Vegan Lunch Box: Vegan Lunch Box Playlist

Vegan Lunch Box: Vegan Lunch Box Playlist

This is so cool! Sometimes one either forgets or doesn't know about the functionality of the applications they use on the internet or computer. This is the case for me on iTunes. Go check it out.

By the way, these are good songs!