Today’s Byte is a little disjointed but I have come across some fun sites lately that I wanted to share:
Tracks how the Presidential candidates are doing online including how often they’re mentioned on blogs, the popularity of their YouTube videos and more. I wrote more about then in the Blandin on Broadband blog earlier this week:
Hollywood Librarian http://www.hollywoodlibrarian.com
First, who would be cooler than the librarians? No one! This documentary tracks the job of the librarian today and debunks outdated myths. You can see a clip on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8kd4fC1bwo (Even the non-librarians in the crowd will like the clip!)
Also I have been talking lately to a few local, journalist/bloggers. These sites may or may not be of interest to folks outside of Minnesota – but I think they’re good examples of community news web sites:
Twin City Daily Planet http://www.tcdailyplanet.net
A mix of local stories compiled from various resources and investigative reporting. In the Twin Cities we’re seeing a lot of cuts in local newspapers so it’s nice to see someone picking up the slack.
Minnesota Monitor http://www.minnesotamonitor.com
A compilation of local bloggers covering various aspects of the community. MN Monitor helps a diverse group get into blogging so I think get diverse topics and views, which is fun.
The Northeast Beat http://www.northeastbeat.com
A nice mix of news, events, and features from a Minneapolis neighborhood.