Monthly Archives: January 2007

Widgipedia – The Ultimate Widget and Gadget Resource

January 31, 2007

Widgipedia – The Ultimate Widget and Gadget Resource
http://www.widgipedia.com/

Widgipedia is aiming to be the ultimate resource for both users and developers of widgets and gadgets. We are dedicated to offering the most comprehensive catalog of Web widgets and desktop widgets (and gadgets) across all platforms – many of which you will only find here. Developers can use Widgipedia to upload their creations, to collaborate with others, to learn or teach through tutorials, code samples, libraries and more. A widget is a small application that runs either on your desktop or in a Web page. Users typically find widgets easier to use than regular applications and developers usually find them easier to code. This has been added to Script Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture

January 31, 2007

Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17524032.asp

Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture will publish high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship that examines theories, practices, and processes of communication as they relate to the environment around the world. As such, the journal will serve as a nexus, a place of global connection and conversation, among scholars working in and across a variety of disciplines who explore how humans communicate about and within both natural and cultural nvironments. The journal will also seek to promote interaction between academic scholars and those who practice environmental communication, including community members, industry professionals, government officials, and others, through a number of special features, including a regularly published section devoted to practice. The journal is grounded in two theoretical and practical commitments: 1) symbolic and natural systems are mutually constituted, and 2) effective engagement with environmental issues requires reflection on communication practices and processes. Consistent with those commitments, the journal will promote the following goals:

* Develop theoretical concepts, models, or formulations that uniquely explain or illuminate the material and symbolic dimensions of human interfaces with the non-human life world. This journal will seek to publish environmental communication research that contributes to the development of broader theories and ways of understanding how humans communicate with one another in various places, communities and cultures.

* Present and engage in conversation multiple approaches to exploring environmental communication, including empirical, experimental, cultural, ethnographic, textual, ethical, rhetorical, and critical. This journal will open to publishing work that examines important issues (such as the promotion of “just sustainability” in urban and rural environments around the world) and concepts (such as the “environmental self,” the ways in which one’ self-concept relates to one’ surroundings) from a variety of methodological perspectives within communication and other fields. The journal also hopes to engage scholars from a variety of disciplines, with distinct perspectives, frameworks, and research findings, as well as practitioners in the field, in productive conversations about environmental communication concepts and practices.

* Explore the tensions and possibilities between conventional academic scholarship and more participatory “action research” that are experienced by many scholars who work in environmental communication. This journal will highlight, celebrate, and also interrogate “pracademic” activities engaged in by scholars, teachers, students, and advocates, in communities urban and rural, in the United States and around the world.

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Vidmeter

January 31, 2007

Vidmeter – Tracking the Top Videos from Atom Films, Break.com, Daily Motion, Google, iFilm, Metacafe, Myspace, Revver, vSocial, Yahoo, and YoTube
http://www.vidmeter.com/

Vidmeter gathers data from across the web to provide an accurate representation of the most popular online videos. While it is impossible to tell the exact number of views a given video has received from every website and every download, Vidmeter gathers the reported view count from a large cross-section of web-based video sites, giving a very close indicator to the relative popularity of a video. Vidmeter gathers this data like so: a) First, Vidmeter’s software automatically records the numbered of views and comments from the top listed videos on Break.com, Daily Motion, Google, iFilm, Metacafe, Myspace, Revver, vSocial, Yahoo, and Youtube once per hour; b) Second, Vidmeter editors “merge” similar videos on multiple websites. This allows Vidmeter to count the views of a video on all websites as a single video, giving a more accurate ranking of a video’s popularity and not just a URL’s popularity; c) Third, Vidmeter automatically ranks videos for the day by counting the difference between that day’s view total and the previous day’s view total. The most viewed videos are the most popular and ranked highest. For videos that are new (that do not have a previously recorded view count), the first view count is listed under “before” as we cannot necessarily tell on which day those views occurred. On some days videos will show a negative comment number, this is because some networks allow users to delete comments and thus lower the total comment count; and d) Fourth, the latest view and comment counts are set as the “all time” counts for the videos and they are ranked accordingly. Vidmeter’s resulting list of video provides a great tool for industry watchers to track trends in online videos, for marketers to see what’s hot, for makers and advertisers to track their video’s popularity, and for eager video watchers to get their fill of the most poplar entertainment online. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Senduit – Free File Sharing Service

January 31, 2007

Senduit – Free File Sharing Service
http://www.senduit.com/

Senduit’s service provides users with the ability to upload a file via HTTP-Protocol and receive a custom URL address to download the file from Senduit’s servers. This address can be shared by the user freely and can be used to download the file a reasonable number of times. The address expires in an amount of time designated by the user (between 30 minutes and 1 week) at which point in becomes inaccessible to the public and is removed from Senduit’s servers. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Widgipedia – The Ultimate Widget and Gadget Resource

January 31, 2007

Widgipedia – The Ultimate Widget and Gadget Resource
http://www.widgipedia.com/

Widgipedia is aiming to be the ultimate resource for both users and developers of widgets and gadgets. We are dedicated to offering the most comprehensive catalog of Web widgets and desktop widgets (and gadgets) across all platforms – many of which you will only find here. Developers can use Widgipedia to upload their creations, to collaborate with others, to learn or teach through tutorials, code samples, libraries and more. A widget is a small application that runs either on your desktop or in a Web page. Users typically find widgets easier to use than regular applications and developers usually find them easier to code. This has been added to Script Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture

January 31, 2007

Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/17524032.asp

Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture will publish high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship that examines theories, practices, and processes of communication as they relate to the environment around the world. As such, the journal will serve as a nexus, a place of global connection and conversation, among scholars working in and across a variety of disciplines who explore how humans communicate about and within both natural and cultural nvironments. The journal will also seek to promote interaction between academic scholars and those who practice environmental communication, including community members, industry professionals, government officials, and others, through a number of special features, including a regularly published section devoted to practice. The journal is grounded in two theoretical and practical commitments: 1) symbolic and natural systems are mutually constituted, and 2) effective engagement with environmental issues requires reflection on communication practices and processes. Consistent with those commitments, the journal will promote the following goals:

* Develop theoretical concepts, models, or formulations that uniquely explain or illuminate the material and symbolic dimensions of human interfaces with the non-human life world. This journal will seek to publish environmental communication research that contributes to the development of broader theories and ways of understanding how humans communicate with one another in various places, communities and cultures.

* Present and engage in conversation multiple approaches to exploring environmental communication, including empirical, experimental, cultural, ethnographic, textual, ethical, rhetorical, and critical. This journal will open to publishing work that examines important issues (such as the promotion of “just sustainability” in urban and rural environments around the world) and concepts (such as the “environmental self,” the ways in which one’ self-concept relates to one’ surroundings) from a variety of methodological perspectives within communication and other fields. The journal also hopes to engage scholars from a variety of disciplines, with distinct perspectives, frameworks, and research findings, as well as practitioners in the field, in productive conversations about environmental communication concepts and practices.

* Explore the tensions and possibilities between conventional academic scholarship and more participatory “action research” that are experienced by many scholars who work in environmental communication. This journal will highlight, celebrate, and also interrogate “pracademic” activities engaged in by scholars, teachers, students, and advocates, in communities urban and rural, in the United States and around the world.

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Vidmeter

January 31, 2007

Vidmeter – Tracking the Top Videos from Atom Films, Break.com, Daily Motion, Google, iFilm, Metacafe, Myspace, Revver, vSocial, Yahoo, and YoTube
http://www.vidmeter.com/

Vidmeter gathers data from across the web to provide an accurate representation of the most popular online videos. While it is impossible to tell the exact number of views a given video has received from every website and every download, Vidmeter gathers the reported view count from a large cross-section of web-based video sites, giving a very close indicator to the relative popularity of a video. Vidmeter gathers this data like so: a) First, Vidmeter’s software automatically records the numbered of views and comments from the top listed videos on Break.com, Daily Motion, Google, iFilm, Metacafe, Myspace, Revver, vSocial, Yahoo, and Youtube once per hour; b) Second, Vidmeter editors “merge” similar videos on multiple websites. This allows Vidmeter to count the views of a video on all websites as a single video, giving a more accurate ranking of a video’s popularity and not just a URL’s popularity; c) Third, Vidmeter automatically ranks videos for the day by counting the difference between that day’s view total and the previous day’s view total. The most viewed videos are the most popular and ranked highest. For videos that are new (that do not have a previously recorded view count), the first view count is listed under “before” as we cannot necessarily tell on which day those views occurred. On some days videos will show a negative comment number, this is because some networks allow users to delete comments and thus lower the total comment count; and d) Fourth, the latest view and comment counts are set as the “all time” counts for the videos and they are ranked accordingly. Vidmeter’s resulting list of video provides a great tool for industry watchers to track trends in online videos, for marketers to see what’s hot, for makers and advertisers to track their video’s popularity, and for eager video watchers to get their fill of the most poplar entertainment online. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Senduit – Free File Sharing Service

January 31, 2007

Senduit – Free File Sharing Service
http://www.senduit.com/

Senduit’s service provides users with the ability to upload a file via HTTP-Protocol and receive a custom URL address to download the file from Senduit’s servers. This address can be shared by the user freely and can be used to download the file a reasonable number of times. The address expires in an amount of time designated by the user (between 30 minutes and 1 week) at which point in becomes inaccessible to the public and is removed from Senduit’s servers. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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ForFarmers.com

January 30, 2007

ForFarmers.com
http://www.forfarmers.com/

Description :ForFarmers.com is a marketplace for buying and selling new and used farm machinery, equipment, seeds, crops, vegetables, flowers, medicinal herb, ag products, chemicals, farm animals, real estate, livestock and a wide range of services including job opportunities. This has been added to Agriculture Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.

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Journal of Information and Optimization Sciences

January 30, 2007

Journal of Information and Optimization Sciences
http://www.iospress.nl/html/02522667.php

Original research papers, survey articles, book reviews, dissertation abstracts etc. mainly of mathematics orientation in all advances of Information Sciences, Information Technology, Optimization Sciences and related areas such as Mathematical System theory, Communication Theory, Data Mining, Computer Vision, Learning Theory, Control Theory, Signal and Image Processing, Image Database, Speech Recognition, Probabilistic Reasoning, Simulation and Modeling, Operation Research, Game Theory, Combinatorial Optimization, Software Engineering, Mathematical Programming etc. are considered for publication in this journal.

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