November 23, 2008
Knowing that this blog begun in November 2006 has now reached its 100,000 visit left me speechless. I believe my first blogging experience was with Flickr in the fall of 2006. Since then I discovered the interconnectivity of a rhizome of 2.0 technologies.
Over the past few hours search engines sent visitors to this site to find answers for these queries: “Treaty Seven timeline” (2), Jennifer Naglingniq (1), “dangerous concepts for a business economy” (1), “ripples” (1), bringing the blog into six-digits.
I believe I uploaded this image to Flickr on October 22, 2006. By January 2009 25 people tagged this image as a favorite and it had been viewed 46, 003 times. Because it was one of the earlier images I posted in my Flickr account, once my free Flickr account hit the magic number of 200 images, this one and many others are no longer visible on my photostream. However, since it is well-tagged and linked to this blog and others, and has been highlighted and used by others through the Creative Commons Licensing, it is still being found through searches!
I know a pro account would bring these missing images back into the photo stream, but I do not want to take the risk of album deletions, etc. And my cyber experiment has been with open source and free accounts.
November 4, 2008
June 17, 2008
Speechless has been selected, reviewed, rated, and categorized by Blogged.com editors!
Blogged.com is a directory and social network that offers overviews, ratings, reviews, and comments on a categorized list of popular blogs.”a place for readers to discover interesting blogs and for authors to discover who their readers are.”
“Editor reviews are based on the following criteria: Frequency of Updates, Relevance of Content, Site Design, and Writing Style. Blogs are compared to other blogs within the same category. Blogs that have not been reviewed by an editor will receive a “first impression score” by our system, which evaluates similar criteria. Ratings are not meant to endorse, promote or advertise a blog. They are an unbiased critique by editors.”
Speechless was rated 8.4 Great! It is categorized under Technology > Internet > and placed 234 out of the 3755 other sites selected.
Blogged.com further breaks down the Internet category into:
- General Internet (1,343)
- Blogging (1,102)
- Internet Security (136)
- Podcasting & Audioblogging (167)
- SEO & Site Optimization (689)
- Social Networks (138 )
- Web Design (478 )
- Web Hosting (57)
May 31, 2008
Of the six groups of Hul’qumi’num, the Cowichan Tribes are most numerous, currently accounting for over 60 percent of the Hul’qumi’num population. Historically, as described below, the Cowichan have lived in the lower Cowichan Valley and trace the origin of their name to Mount Tzuhalem or, in Hul’qumi’num, shkewétsen (meaning ‘warm back’ or ‘basking on its side in the sun’). Today, Cowichan reserves and settlements are concentrated in the lower Cowichan Valley between Duncan and Cowichan Bay, with a few smaller reserves farther up the valley. Source Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group
May 8, 2008
Snurl colours: 6699CC, BFD4E9, CCDCEC, FAF9FF,
K1, P1, rep from *
Create Snips >> Manage Snips >> Browse Snips
MySnipurl for oceanflynn >> Manage Snips >> Snipurl /Snurl/Snipr
SnipURL or Snurl or Snipr (all the same domain) can snip urls to shorten them from super long (eg 500 characters +) to 18, 20, 26 characters. These snurls can be used in emails, in microblogs such as Twitter, etc. Snurls don’t wrap. They remain “meaningful so you can remember and share them in the future, and permanent so if your underlying URL expires or changes you can always modify your snipped URL. (As a bonus, you can even see the popularity of you URLs by viewing how many people clicked on it).”
May 4, 2008
I am still using EndNote 8 as primary bibliographic database as it offers so much more. It is a lot of work to transfer my .eml librairies to my citeulike account.
I would prefer to have all my databases available through Web 2.0 Plus services like
CiteULike. But that is a very slow slow world process.