Morning Buzz — April 21, 2010

NARA did an assessment of the records management programs at Federal agencies. Here’s your takeaway quote: “Nearly 90% of Federal agencies responded to the self-assessment. The National Archives found that 79% of agencies are at either a High (36%) or Moderate (43%) risk of improper destruction of records.”

WebmasterWorld has built its own search engine to help users find content. WMW has been around for ages so it doesn’t surprise me that the search engine is indexing over 900 MB of content. Story at http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/022049.html.

Firefox 3.6.4 is now available in beta for download and testing.

Lady takes her dog for a walk, ends up on Google Street View 43 times. Somebody mix this up with Crasher Squirrel, and we’ll have ourselves a meme…

Officials from 10 countries talk to Google about concerns about Google Buzz and other privacy issues. (Like, taking your dog out for a walk and ending up on Google Street View 43 times?)

A summary of Yahoo’s quarterly results in the SF Chronicle.

From MIT’s Technology Review: the annual 10 Emerging Technologies List.

Ben & Jerry’s announced a new flavor yesterday — Bonnaroo Buzz, named after the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. “The flavor concoction contains light coffee and malt ice creams with whiskey caramel swirls and English toffee pieces.” Gee, I wonder why they announced it yesterday? Good morning, Internet…

About Tara Calishain

Covering the world of search engines, databases, and other online information collections since 1996.

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