Today's stumper reference question... There were many important and impactful Civil Rights organizations (e.g., SNCC, SCLC, NAACP, CORE). Which group had the most significant and long-lasting contributions to advancing racial equality? (I expect you to compare and contrast the impact of at least 3 key Civil Rights organizations in arguing your...
Academic librarians: a librarian at Mount Holyoke is doing a survey of social media use by academic librarians (link to Google form: http://t.co/ZqspdUl2bW). She lists a variety of popular social media platforms, but not Friendfeed. I think it would be interesting/fun/subversive to get a bunch of responses that write-in FF in the "other" category.
Stumper question from a prof: say you wanted to track over time the rise and fall of a specific word on the web on an annual basis, is there way to do that? Can you get a set of Google search results from 2001, 2002, 2003, etc.? I realize the very nature of the question is highly problematic, as the number of sites on the web grows exponentially.
Good news/bad news on my Semi-Random Reading Regimen (SRRR™): Good: After giving up on Thomas Pynchon part way into Mason & Dixon, I tried the newer Inherent Vice...and liked it quite a bit. Less good: Tried to read Gene Wolfe's Urth of the New Sun (years after I read The Book of the New Sun)...and gave up after 100 pages or so.