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Jan

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Follow Changes to Any Website with Google Reader

Posted by on January 31st, 2010

Have you ever wanted to receive notification when a web page changes or adds new information, but were unable to do so if the website did not have an RSS feed? Google Reader has just added a new feature which will allow you to keep up with changes to web pages that do not have… Read More »

Posted in: Web 2.0 Tools

Nov

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Public Health Informatics Competencies

Posted by on November 20th, 2009

The CDC has published a document containing recommended public health informatics competencies. The purpose of competencies is to “enable public health professionals to leverage the power of modern information technology in the science and practice of public health.” See: http://www.cdc.gov/InformaticsCompetencies/.

Posted in: Informatics, Public Health

Nov

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Learn About the Rise of the E-Patient

Posted by on November 19th, 2009

Did you know that close to 20% of adults searching online for health information visit Internet and social networking sites to talk with medical experts and other patients? These e-patients are looking for tools to connect and share their medical data online. Listen to the National Public Radio interview with Susannah Fox of the Pew… Read More »

Posted in: Hospital Libraries, Social networking

Sep

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Curious about Google Wave?

Posted by on September 30th, 2009

Google released Google Wave, a new real-time collaboration and communication tool, to 100,000 beta testers yesterday. If you’re not one of the early testers but are curious about what Google Wave can do, check out the detailed description in the LifeHacker blog. The Ribbit Wave gadget for conducting conference calls sounds particularly interesting!

Posted in: Communications Tools, Social networking, Web 2.0 Tools

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Comparison of Alpha/Bing/Squared

Posted by on June 24th, 2009

The Disrupted Library Technology Jester blog has published an excellent comparison of three new search services: Wolfram|Alpha, Microsoft’s Bing, and Google Squared; see http://dltj.org/article/alpha-bing-squared/. Wolfram|Alpha and Google Squared are “fact retrieval” search engines whereas Bing is more like existing search engines that retrieve web links about a topic. The post features an 8-minute long screencast… Read More »

Posted in: Search Tools

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