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    Overheard on the Web, and other Web links
    From The Herald's Research Editor


    Tuesday, July 19, 2005

    Personalize your Web 

    It's a phenomenon that's growing by leaps and bounds, and isn't yet part of most people's lives: Personalizing your Web. Over the last few years there've been projects like Friendster (and Dogster, and Catster), and Orkut, and others, where you could link together all your online friends, their photos and messages; and places to post your photos (like Flickr) abound. Of course there are community linking sites like Craigslist, Freecycle, and lots more (like the restaurant review site I linked yesterday).
    But there's a new generation of sites coming online. Amoung them, Ourmedia, where you can upload your videos and sound files for free. One of the founders of Ourmedia, JD Lasica, was interviewed for a Boston Globe story which he excerpts on his site, including this: "Ourmedia could become the Internet's richest and most user-friendly multimedia site -- and for publishers, definitely the cheapest. It's such an appealing vision that it's sure to enrich someone... certainly the rest of us"
    And Lasica today also points to a new upcoming site which will have even more ways to personalize, allowing you to basically create 'your life on the web'. It's called GoingOn and will be available soon through the AlwaysOn site.
    The big boys are getting into this phenomenon too, with Yahoo! offering Yahoo! 360 where you can blog, post photos and link your friends. And last week I saw rumors that Microsoft's working on something like this.

    posted by liz at 10:11 AM
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    Wow, what a great site. I will bookmark this site and return often. It's nice to see sites like this.

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    Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to the field.


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