Slideshare.net is a very useful social software site where powerpoint presentations are stored, shared (and searched) and viewed by others. If you think about it, SlideShare is a kind of youtube.com for presentations.
At the outset of today's post, let me say that perpetual beta is a pointless Web 2.0 notion (a cop-out) and decidely unhelpful to academics and librarians. Beta-testing. In beta. Not quite finished yet.
[img_assist|nid=72|title=Wiki-colour|desc=|link=node|align=left|width=61|height=100]My spies tell me that Wikipedia will be testing a color-coding tool to mark questionable content on articles. The tool - tested within Wikia first before scaling up to Wikipedia entries - is not the first time advanced statistical analysis has been used to assess the reliability of articles within Wikipedia.
In speaking with Open Medicine <openmedicine.ca> readers, I have heard very clearly that medical blogs are increasingly vital in staying current with newly-published journal articles in biomedicine. We get that at Open Medicine, and use the quick and easily-updated OM blog to keep our readers current with what we, the editors - a well-respected team of physicians, scientists and copy-editors - are working on and publishing.
That Google would eventually venture into health-related Web searching was no surprise to medical librarians. We encouraged it, so this week's leak is confirmation of the search giant's direction on Google health - codename "Weaver" - and that its release may be close. However, news that digitization of patient records is part of the project is news to many.