EBM and Clinical Support Librarians@UCHC

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The Friday Post #10: Alltop, Advice on What to Do, and Things Not to Do

Here’s the Friday Post #10 for June 20, 2008.

Have you heard of Alltop.com? If not, you’ll probably want to bookmark this site which is unique blend of internet directory, RSS feeds or news alerts and part Stumbleupon.com. Here is what Alltop.com says on their About page: ” Think of an Alltop site as a “digital magazine rack” of the Internet… or starting points. We are trying to enhance your online reading by both displaying stories from the sites that you’re already visiting and helping you discover sites that you didn’t know existed. In other words, our goal is the “cessation of Internet stagnation” by providing “aggregation without aggravation.”

Here’s two examples by subject: the Alltop Health Page and the Alltop Customer Service Page. Alltop also runs a blog where you can learn what new subject pages have been recently added.


.Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. “

Spoken by author J.K. Rowling about her life and the process of developing her craft of writing during eloquent remarks made as speaker at the 357th Commencement ceremony of Harvard University on June 5 2008. You can download an MP3 file via this link.


Relationships are the new currency in Social Media. In social relationships, we earn the reputation, and the friendships, that we deserve “.

Written by PR/Marketing pro Brian Solis and a quote taken from his excellent presentation, “The Essential Guide to Social Media”, available at this link. Even if you have become weary of hearing the term “Web 2.0” (as some of us have), please view this 20-page slideshow.


Hey, Doc! If you’re thinking about becoming a blogger, first read what Dierdre Kennedy wrote in her article entitled “Doctor Blogs Raise Concerns About Patient Privacy” for a National Public Radio feature dated Mar 13 2008.


And to wrap up this Friday Post: several young men graduated from the Medical School of Washington University in St. Louis… and here’s what one did with his Short White Coat:


Video credit: YouTube.com – all rights reserved – copyright 2008

2 responses to “The Friday Post #10: Alltop, Advice on What to Do, and Things Not to Do

  1. paul June 21, 2008 at 10:33 AM

    This blog is an excellent resource. I’ve bookmarked it. Thanks for doing all this work.
    Paul Baker
    Madison, Wis.

  2. creaky15 June 21, 2008 at 12:12 PM

    Thanks for visiting the blog, Paul. It is great to know that you have found the information useful and I appreciate your praise!

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