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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Buzzwords, blogs, podcasts and more

WhatIs.com sends out a Buzzword Alert newsletter every week where we highlight online buzzwords, especially those relevant to IT professionals. We also include top news stories from the past week, selected white papers, podcasts, noteworthy blogs and Web sites we just think are downright cool. If you're interested in subscribing, click here.

Here's this week's selection of buzzwords: RFID, microformat, Firefox 2.0 beta, free AOL, Powerpoint hole, Conroe, Live Messenger, Google Checkout, ActiveX, and Ubuntu.

Over the months, we've linked to a number of terrific blogs, again with a focus on information technology. We're still joining the conversation in the blogosphere, so you can expect more links to follow.

Here's a partial list of past picks:

Micropersuasion
Steve Rubell will keep you up to date with the latest developments in social software's impact on marketing and media.

GigaOM
Om Malik, editor at Business 2.0, tacks the next generation Internet, with a focus on broadband.

Daniel Taylor on the Mobile Enterprise
Thoughts and musings on enterprise mobility management.

PlasticBag.org
Future media, social software, mass-amateurization and the web of data from a Yahoo! thinker.

Creating Passionate Users
The Creating Passionate Users bloggers are all authors of bestseller Head First books and write about the brain and metacognition. The post that we've linked to discusses how fleeting "buzz" can be, along with some new terms to watch out for.

TechCrunch
TechCrunch is dedicated to profiling and reviewing new Web 2.0 products and companies, along with profiles of existing companies that are making a commercial or cultural impact on the web 2.0 space.

MakeZine
From one of the founders of the O'Reilly Network, the Makezine blog "brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life."

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