Thursday, July 17, 2008

Literature in Second Life

The librarians are at it again - gearing up for the latest round of conferences focused on introducing attendees to educational places/builds in Second Life.

Last month's Stepping into History conference was successful and introduced attendees to Babylonian and Renaissance themed sims, as well as a 'Virtual Harlem' and 'Land of Lincoln'.

In August, attendees will venture to Literature themed sims, and find such fascinating builds such as a reading of Poe's 'The Raven' in a dark, spooky house in the sky, and a recreation of scenes from Carroll's 'Alice in Wonderland'. For more information and to register, visit the Stepping Into series site.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Google Adds New Searching Algorithm

Wow! Google has announced the addition of a new algorithm to their searches - they now have the ability to search text in Flash!

This is great news for web developers - instead of having to create regular text information as backup to Flash pages, they will now be able to solely integrate text into their Flash...

You can read Google's blog post here.