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Google Accuses China of Blocking Gmail Service

Posted by the editors on Monday, 21 March 2011

A Google logo

image: Google

David Barboza and Claire Cain Miller have written a short but interesting article entitled “Google Accuses Chinese of Blocking Gmail Service” in the Technology section of The New York Times, looking into “disruptions” in the Gmail service in China which Google states are part of  “a government blockage, carefully designed to look like the problem is with Gmail.”  A never-ending battle?

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Tweets, Likes, Art & Museums – Museums, Social Media & Technology

Posted by the editors on Friday, 18 March 2011

Twitter.com

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Carol Vogel has written an interesting article entitled “The Spirit of Sharing” as part of the the Museums Special Section of the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the use of the Internet in general, and social media, in particular, by a number of renowned museums in the U.S. and abroad.

And here is a link to a very dynamic site, artbabble.org, where, at last count, 17 museums offer up an interesting diversity of video…

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E-Books & Libraries – Real Shelf-life for a Virtual Book

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Downloading an e-book from the New York Public Library website to a Nook Color

image: Raymond McCrea Jones/The New York Times

Julie Bosman has written an interesting and informative article entitled “As Library E-Books Live Long, Publisher Sets Expiration Date” in the Media & Advertising section of The New York Times looking at the strained relations between public libraries and e-book publishers in general, and the new “26 borrowers” limit imposed HarperCollins Publishers.

Did all of you know that you can’t download public library e-books to your Kindle?  (Is this “just” a question of file format or ….?)  What do you think about the “26 borrowers” limit?

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The Google Art Project – Through an Art Critic’s Eye

Posted by the editors on Saturday, 12 February 2011

 

Fragment of Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus’ at the Uffizi Museum as seen on the Google Art Project

image: Uffizi Museum/Google Art Project/The New York Times

The wonderfully perceptive and accomplished art critic Roberta Smith has written an article entitled “The Work of Art in the Age of Google” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times looking at the Google Art Project, Google’s most recent step in Webifying the world.  Art Project offers, via an adaptation of Google’s Street View technology, virtual tours of, at the moment, 17 major international art museums, including, ultra-high definition close-ups of some of the works.  It’s not perfect, but it is really quite amazing, and it does offer the opportunity to art-lovers near or far to spend some quality time quietly contemplating some beautiful work, ranging from Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to Chris Ofili’s “No Woman, No Cry” at the Tate Modern, and many others.

An absolute must.  It’s that simple.

Link to the Google Art Project, here.

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