Author Archives: Marcus Zillman

Full Name: Marcus Zillman Website:
Info: Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.; eSolutions Architect and Executive Director of the Virtual Private LibraryTM, Creator/Founder BotSpot.com and Executive Producer of BOT2000 and BOT2001 conferences for internet.com; has designed, developed and created online databases and information retrieval access scripts for the last thirty years. He is a benefactor member of the Internet Society, participant in the IETF Users Services Working Group and was selected to participate in the U.S. Government's Open Meeting Electronic Forum as a non governmental expert on information retrieval and access. He is the Creator/Founder of BotSpot.com® "The Spot for all Bots and Intelligent Agents on the Net" one of the Internet's most awarded sites (over 400 awards) and is considered the definitive resource for Bots, Intelligent Agents and Artificial Intelligence on the Internet. PC Magazine selected it as one of the Top 100 Best Web Sites on the Internet in 1998 as well as selected by NetGuide as the Top 10 of all Internet sites during all of 1998. BotSpot® was acquired by internet.com LLC in January 1999. Currently Mr. Zillman is Executive Director of the Virtual Private LibraryTM creators of 53 Subject TracerTM Information Blogs, writes, consults, tutors and delivers keynote speeches on The Future of the Internet: eCommerce Security, Cloud Computing, HTML5 and IPV6. He is also a member of American Society for Information Science & Technology, Association of Computing Machinery, IEEE Computer Society, The Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and the Simulation of Behaviour, American Association for Artificial Intelligence, P2P Working Group and the gPulp Working Group. He has also authored over 80 professional Internet MiniGuides and Manuals on subject specific resources, hosted and produced over 160 Internet-101 weekly television shows, writes a monthly column on the latest Internet Resources as well as publishes a monthly newsletter titled Awareness WatchTM. His white papers have been downloaded over one million times.

Station – One App To Rule Them Al

February 19, 2019

Station – One App To Rule Them All
https://getstation.com/

Station is the one app to rule them all: a platform that unifies all your web tools in a a neat & permanent interface, allowing you to be 10x more productive at work. rowsers have evolved to become the central way we do pretty much anything: shopping, scheduling, invoicing, monitoring, calling, texting, reading, watching, listening, writing, sharing: you name it. Along the way, as millions of humans were shifting to the browser as their main work tool, it started to show some weaknesses. Today, we spend 90% of our working hours in web applications, but it’s getting hard to stay focused: our natural impulse to open a new tab and get distracted needs to be tamed. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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SketchBoard.io – Creative Team Sketching and Diagramming on an Endless Online Whiteboard

February 18, 2019

SketchBoard.io – Creative Team Sketching and Diagramming on an Endless Online Whiteboard
https://sketchboard.io/

There’s no denying that our work had changed. We no longer work from a single location. We work from the office, from home, from co-working spaces and cafés, from nearshore and offshore development centres, and on a pinch we might even work on the road. We need new tools to ensure our teams can keep being productive and creative in this new hybrid world. Remote work shouldn’t need to be isolating. Team members should get ways to collaborate visually, and they should get to do it in real time, to help solve complex tasks, independently of their location. Sketchboard focuses on rough look and feel to unofficially let teams to co-create their visual thoughts using structural sketching, whether those are sketch diagrams, freehand drafting, images (photos), clean text and comment boxes that work like real-time chat boxes where team members can take stock and offer each other feedback. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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March 2019 Zillman Column – 2019 Guide to Web Data Extractors

February 16, 2019

March 2019 Zillman Column – 2019 Guide to Web Data Extractors
http://columns.virtualprivatelibrary.net/2019_Guide_Web_Data_Extractors_Mar19_Column.pdf
http://www.zillmancolumns.com/

The March 2019 Zillman Column features 2019 Guide to Web Data Extractors by Marcus P. Zillman, M.S., A.M.H.A.; Executive Director of the Virtual Private Library. This is a comprehensive listing of web data extractors sources and resources currently available on the Internet. These include indexes, search engines, and directories as well as individual websites and sources that supply the latest technology and information on web data extractors and how they relate to your research and searching the Internet. The list of sources is constantly updated with Subject Tracer™ bots from the following URL: http://www.WebDataExtractors.com/. These resources will help you to discover the many pathways available to you through the Internet to find the latest web data extractors resources, sources and sites. This is another MUST have column to discover the latest competent selected web data extractors resources to give you the information you need in today’s ever changing and fast paced 2019 New Economy business and academic world!!

This research is powered by Subject Tracer Bots™ available from the Virtual Private Library™.
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Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Updated December 2018

February 15, 2019

Competitive Intelligence – A Selective Resource Guide – Updated December 2018
https://www.llrx.com/archives/subject/competitive-intelligence-a-selective-resource-guide/

he accuracy and reliability of data, information, and research published on websites – whether they are hosted by federal, state and local government, corporations, academe, scholarly groups, news organizations, advocacy and professional associations, as well as individual, is subject to continuous review and evaluation to establish its accuracy, reliability and usefulness specific to the areas that pertain to your specific work. The requirements of many faceted work product, deliverables, assignments, publications, reports and specialized expert services demand that we in essence continually, rapidly, and effectively boil the vast ocean of knowledge that is in a continuous state of change. 2018 highlighted additional obstacles to researchers with the advancement of efforts to brand legitimate reporting, news and research resources as “fake” in an effort to marginalize, ring fence and demean publishers, journalists and researchers whose writing and work diverged from that of a prevailing force in American politics. As expert researchers, the clarion call of “fake news” heightened these challenges to our work, but also gave us opportunities to improve and expand critical skills and knowledge across a comprehensive range of sources. Our work is often time sensitive and yet it requires that we continuously practice effective examination of a broad and deep spectrum of information – to establish actionable facts. This work includes cross-checking data and routinely performing due diligence reviews on sources and publications which we cite and from which we source our operational work product. More than ever perhaps the Internet is a dynamic ecosystem – sites often change URLs, the subject matter, focus and perspective may be impacted for reasons that are financial, political or even personal, and ownership of sites may change, resulting in dramatic changes to the quality and reliability of a site’s content. With increasing frequency, sites go offline or merge/are subsumed into other sites, with little or no notification to users, even if they are subscription based. New sites and services pop up, and researchers are challenged to make quick determinations as to their value. However, we have just so many hours in our work day to identify and efficiently use tools and resources that support our ability to accurately meet the requirements of our customers, users, patrons, and readers. This guide remains focused on the requirements of multi-disciplinary subject matter researchers, a group of which I am a dedicated and a long standing member. This latest version of the guide includes dozens of updated links, deletion of sites that no longer exist , as well as numerous new, value added content. For 22 years, LLRX has not changed its URL and the webzine remains an independent, non-affiliated, one woman owned and edited publication. Please refer to this guide as a reliable resource on which you may depend and to which you will often refer as you engage in research, knowledge discovery, managing knowledge services, as well as an reliable resource for teaching and training programs. As always, I appreciate your suggestions to include additional sites and sources in this guide. Thank you – and may your research always shine light on the facts, regardless of any efforts to bury, obscure and diminish them. This will be added to Reference Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™

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Positly – Study Recruiter

February 14, 2019

Positly – Study Recruiter
https://www.positly.com/

Positly is the easiest way to find high quality participants and makes it simple to manage complex studies. Start saving time and money on more effective research today. Use a single, powerful and easy to use dashboard to recruit, screen, survey, message, re-target and reward participants. Easily screen participants by our attributes or create your own custom attributes to retarget or exclude participants in future studies. Their quality measures help ensure each participant is reliable and engaged. Within minutes you can add your study and begin collecting data. Have a longitudinal study? Need to ask follow up questions? They make it easy to follow up, message or exclude participants. They keep the costs low for researchers while simplifying the participant compensation so you can save both your money and your time. Participants deserve fair compensation for their time. We provide you with guidance and feedback to deliver happy, engaged participants that keep coming back. Manage participants from start to finish with Positly for more robust research. Recruit, screen, survey, message, re-target and compensate participants from a single dashboard. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Genuity

February 14, 2019

Genuity
https://gogenuity.com/

Breaking open the black box of IT. Genuity helps businesses and IT teams operate with full confidence, knowing that they’ve got the technology they need at the best prices available. They are building tools that help entrepreneurs and IT leaders navigate the market, optimize their technology spend, and improve their bottom line. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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#Hashcademy – Learn Blockchain

February 14, 2019

#Hashcademy – Learn Blockchain
https://www.hashcademy.com/

Hashcademy is an education technology platform with a mission to help individuals advance their blockchain careers. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday February 13, 2019 at 2:00pm EST – eMarketing MiniGuide 2019

February 13, 2019

Awareness Watch Talk Show for Wednesday February 13, 2019 at 2:00pm EST – eMarketing MiniGuide 2019
http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/AwarenessWatch/

This program will be featuring my white paper titled eMarketing MiniGuide 2019. We will be highlighting the latest and greatest resources and sources covering eMarketing resources, tools, sources, search engines, subject directories, articles, guides and tracers….literally everything on the Internet covering eMARKETING!! We will also be discussing my latest freely available Awareness Watch Newsletter V17N2 February 2019 featuring 2019 Guide to Scholar and Academic Search Sources as well as my freely available February 2019 Zillman Columns highlighting 2019 Selected Healthcare Bots and Subject Tracers. You may call in to ask your questions at (718)508-9839. The show is live and thirty minutes in length starting at 2:00pm EST on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 and then archived for easy review and access. Listen, Call and Enjoy….

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DataGekko

February 13, 2019

DataGekko
https://www.datagekko.com/

A fully managed service to easily and securely collect, process, store, manage and query data from your globally distributed devices and systems. DataGekko is a fully managed enterprise grade metrics as a service solution that allows you to easily and securely collect, process, store, manage and query data from millions of distributed sources. DataGekko provides the necessary infrastructure and tooling to visualize time series data and create dashboards for your services. This will be added to Grid Resources and Big Data Subject Tracer™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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Findy – Less Searching More Finding

February 13, 2019

Findy – Less Searching More Finding
https://findy.com/

Shop hundreds of websites at once with the Findy app and get the best deals on exactly what you’re looking for. What will you find today? Findy scours the dozens of the top shopping websites for the best deals online, and delivers them to you within one easy to use app. Their unique algorithm adapts and responds to your actions and preferences, serving you the most relevant content in real time. Whether you’re casually browsing or on a mission, Findy keeps everything organized for you so you can start, stop, or re-engage at any time. Discover how finding is revolutionizing the way we search. This will be added to ShoppingBots and Online Shopping 2019 white paper. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.

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