Ed Bilodeau

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# Notice (Oct 19/05): So ends my stay here on Blogger. This morning Google implemented an anti-spam 'feature' that forces me to answer a challenge phrase when I want to post to my own blog. No notice of the change, nothing. Worse is that it doesn't even work! I type the phrase, submit, "An error occured", post deleted. Damn you, Google. Chances are I will revive my blog somewhere else, sometime soon. I'll post the new coordinates here as soon as they become available. (BTW, I'm unable to post anything to my RSS stream, so I'd appreciate it if readers could spread the word and ask people to take a look at this notice)

Update (Oct 19/05, ~noon): After a frustrating few hours (and not just trying out alternatives to Blogger), I've decided that this is a good time to take a break from all this. A day? A week? Who knows. But I need to step away from it before I pass a heavy magnet over the whole mess.

Update 2: According to this post, the reason I'm seeing the CAPTCHA (challenge phrase) is that Blogger has classified my blog as spam. Thanks. User for five years and now I'm spam. I searched the Blogger site, but there is no mention of how to get the spam flag turned off. There is also no way of contacting anyone at Blogger. Wow. Spam they say I am, so spam I must be. Maybe it is time to take a break.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

I'm giving a talk on... oh NO! : March 17, 12:15 PM
What if the users decided where the books should go? Folksonomies and the de-professionalization of metadata creation.
A look at how tools such as del.icio.us and Flickr make use of user-supplied metadata to facilitate the retrieval and discovery of information, potential benefits of this approach, as well as the challenges and problems already well known by the LIS community. Presented by Edward Bilodeau.
Sponsor: Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
Location: McLennan Library Building, 3459 McTavish Street, MS 42 (ground level, entrance off McTavish)

BTW, this talk is open to everyone, so I'm expecting all you metadata propeller-heads in town to drop by and say hi! :)