I discovered several cool tools yesterday at the BIGGER Conference at Georgia Southern University—one of these tools is Viewzi, the visual search engine. In a nutshell, Viewzi searches a wide range of content, including websites, videos, mp3 files , images, news sites, and Google Books; it can generate tag clouds related to your search and allow you to search content related to those tags, too! Here is a visual representation it generated for me for a Google timeline on stem cells:
I think students, especially visually oriented learners, will enjoy this graphic way of searching and exploring results! I am looking forward to exploring this fun alternative search engine.
You can read more about Viewzi in this Read Write Web article; you may also want to check out this TechCrunch article. Follow Viewzi on Twitter! for updates and news on Viewzi.
Check out the latest from the YouTube Blog—you can now speak out to members of Congress and let them know what you like or don’t like about the economic stimulus package!
YouTube Blog via kwout
You can go directly to the Senate Hub page and give your feedback. Here are some YouTube Channels you will want to bookmark and subscribe to:
Don’t forget that you can easily add your favorite YouTube Channels to your iGoogle page with the click of a button!
Categories: Current Events, Web 2.0
Tags: Congress, economic stimulus, economic stimulus package, feedback, government 2.0, House of Representatives, iGoogle, Senate, Senate Hub, web2.0, YouTube, YouTube Channel
Check out my latest Pageflakes Pagecast on the peanut butter salmonella outbreak and recall! My portal includes:
- The official CDC/FDA Peanut Butter recalled products widget
- Latest news feeds from Google News
- The latest blog entries from the official CDC/FDA blog on the peanut butter salmonella outbreak
- Videos on the outbreak from the FDA YouTube Channel
- Podcasts from the CDC on the outbreak
- One of the official badges with information for citizens to call for more info on the peanut butter products recall
- The RSS feed for the FDA Recall Twitter Twitterstream
- My favorite bookmarks via del.icio.us
- Widgets to two of my GALE databases for students to search
Categories: Current Events, Learning 2.0, library 2.0, Research Pathfinders, Web 2.0
Tags: CDC, FDA, food safety, health, Pagecast, pageflakes, peanut butter, recall, research pathfinder, salmonella, web2.0
I have updated The Unquiet Library’s Pageflakes Pagecast to include the official Inauguration 2009 Committee’s YouTube channel, Flickr photos, and Twitter tweets as well as an embedded link to the live streaming of the inauguration ceremonies via UStream! Be sure to surf over to the pagecast for the latest and best news on Inauguration 2009!
Inauguration 2009 Pageflakes Pagecast by The Unquiet Library
Be sure to surf over to The Unquiet Library’s Inauguration 2009 Pageflakes Pagecast! This screencast is still a work in progress, but you can see the latest feeds from our favorite bookmarks, news outlets, and TWITTER! Stay tuned as we add more resources in the next few days!
Categories: Current Events, Learning 2.0, library 2.0, Library Stuff, Web 2.0
Tags: inauguration, inauguration2009, information portal, library 2.0, Pagecast, pageflakes, pathfinder, web2.0