ORB – Oregonian Research Blog

March 19, 2009

Blog Hiatus

Filed under: Uncategorized — Lynne @ 1:24 pm

Hi folks, this blog is going to take a nap for a couple of months. The existing domain and posts will stay until I am able to return — hopefully that will happen in June. Until then, you can visit me on Twitter and on our newsroom wiki.


March 6, 2009

Friday ORB Roundup

Filed under: images,photo,ResearchWeb,roundup_bits,tips — Lynne @ 5:53 pm

March 4, 2009

Facebook is Changing

Filed under: Facebook — Lynne @ 2:45 pm

If you signed into Facebook today you were greeted with this message:

Changes to the Home page are coming soon
Learn about the new features ahead of time. This is happening soon; check out the home page tour now.

Go ahead, take the tour.  I also recommend reading ReadWriteWeb’s post.

March 3, 2009

Lost USB Drive

Filed under: Google,library ramblings — Lynne @ 11:55 am

Isandisk-cruzer-micro-skin-usb-flash-drive2 am not sure what I had hoped to accomplish but typing “lost thumb drive” into Google.  Did I think my drive would magically appear?  Hardly, but sometimes all you can do is shout out what is bothering you.  So that is what I did….on Google….I need help.

I did find and an interesting post from The Daily Cup of Tech though.  Of course, it  would have been more useful if I read it before I lost my USB drive…

February 27, 2009

Newspapers: Online Growth, but Print Losses are Bigger

Filed under: newspapers,pew centers,statistics,study,survey — Lynne @ 4:01 pm

The trend is unmistakable: Fewer Americans are reading print newspapers as more turn to the internet for their news. And while the percentage of people who read newspapers online is growing rapidly, especially among younger generations, that growth has not offset the decline in print readership.

More from the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

Final Edition

Filed under: newspapers,video — Lynne @ 12:30 pm

Rocky Mountain News video speaks for itself.

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February 24, 2009

Brown Bag Reminder

Filed under: Friesen,Social Networking,training,twitter — Lynne @ 12:52 pm

Looking for a way to justify being on Facebook at work all the time? Ever wonder whether Twitter serves a purpose? Mark Friesen & I will offer an introduction to using these tools and other social media to connect with your readers. This is particularly geared for staffers with existing blogs.

Wednesday, 12:30 p.m., the Well. No signup required.

February 19, 2009

Thursday ORB Roundup

February 11, 2009

Short Video: Twitter in Plain English

Filed under: twitter,Uncategorized,video — Lynne @ 1:33 pm

Video: Twitter in Plain English | Common Craft – Explanations In Plain English

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February 10, 2009

Come Play in the DiRT!

Filed under: research,tools,web 2.0,wiki — Lynne @ 3:39 pm

Digital Research Tools (DiRT) is a collaborative wiki that lists dozens of useful web 2.0 research tools for inquisitive people (like us!) to do our work better.

Created by Lisa Spiro, the director of the Digital Media Center at Rice University, this wiki displays tools by topical headings including: “Mapping”, “Mashups”, and “Data Mining”.

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