Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Finding Sounds on the Internet

Internet search engines can, obviously find words. They can find images, although this does not work as well as a search for words (Google's imagelabeler matching game is their way to better the search results).

Now there is a search engine crafted for finding sounds on the internet FindSounds - Sound Types

Need the sound of a banging gavel?

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Hitwise ran a survey, with Bloglines being the most popul

Hitwise ran a survey, with Bloglines being the most popular web-based RSS aggregator.

Read/Write Web ran a survey that found web-based aggregators are more popular than desktop version.

Monday, February 19, 2007

12 Tips to Learn How to Be Curious

Lori Grant published a great article.

I particularly like the last tip: "Slow Down." With the speed of business, business decisions and the execution of actions from the decision, knowledge workers have limited time to slow down and think. The result is often knee-jerk reactions.

As a knowledge management professional it is my job to help my colleagues and clients to get access to information and knowledge quicker, so they can take the time to dwell upon their results.

Assuming the worker has x amount of time to make a decision. If the worker uses 90% of x finding the relevant information and knowledge relevant to the decision, the worker only has 10% of x to make the decision.

By shortening the retrieval time to 50% of x, the worker would have 50% of x to process the information and make the decision or 5 times as much time to make the decision.

Slow down, think about the information you found and make a better decision.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Top 10 Tips for Improving Your Intranet

Top 10 Tips for Improving Your Intranet
Tom Dunlap of the Intranet Journal provides his tips.

His number 1 item is keep it fresh (i.e. content is king).

Monday, February 12, 2007

Cisco General Counsel on State of Technology in the Law

Mark Chandler is the SVP and General Counsel of Cisco Systems and on Januray 25, 2007 in San Diego, CA he gave a luncheon speech at the Northwestern School of Law's 34th Annual Securities Regulation Institute.

Transcript of Speech

"...the greatest vulnerability of the legal industry today is a failure to make information more accessible to clients, to drive models based on value and efficiency."