Task Force on Social Networking Software

Medical Library Association

New York Times & API

Filed under: Social Networking Applications,Tools in Use — Molly Knapp at 5:06 pm on Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Coming soon to the Grey Lady: application programming interface capabilities. The online rumor mill is buzzing that the NYT digital side aims to make the entire newspaper “programmable.” This feature might appear as soon as a couple of weeks. Marc Frons, NYT Chief Technical Officer, told mediabistro.com that internal developers at the paper will use the platform to organize structured data on the site. The paper plans to offer developer keys to the API, which would allow programmers to more easily mash up the paper’s structured content — reviews, event listings, recipes, etc. “The plan is definitely to open [the code] up,” Frons said. “How far we don’t know.”

We touched upon Mashups and API in Week 8 of the Web 2.0 101 CE.

Get the MLA conference bloggers on your RSS reader!

Filed under: Social Networking @ MLA,TF — Molly Knapp at 6:58 pm on Monday, May 12, 2008

Can’t get to the MLA Annual meeting this year but still want the dish? David Rothman has put together an RSS feed of the official conference bloggers, so you can get your scoop without leaving the desk.

Now head on over to his blog and give him a pat on the back, and check out the list of official conference bloggers as well.

PS: Want to make a fancy RSS feed too? Check out the Yahoo Pipes application & aggregate, manipulate, and mashup content of your own from around the web.

Countdown to MLA’s 2008 Annual Meeting

Filed under: Social Networking @ MLA,TF — Molly Knapp at 9:07 pm on Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A search for “Web 2.0″ on the MLA’s online program planner yields 107 results. Which means chances are good: if you throw a rock at the conference, it’s bound to hit some type of new media. So here’s the deal: to make things easier for you, I’ve tried to organize & filter these results by the topics we covered in our recently concluded Web 2.0 101: Introduction to Second Generation Web Tools CE. Just click the link below to view.

Incidentally, the SNSTF is having an Open Forum on Tuesday, May 20th from 3:30-4:30 (Regency Ballroom B) to discuss what we’ve done so far. Please attend & join in the discussion!

(Of course, if I’ve left out a ‘must see’, let us know in the comments.)

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