If you're an IT professional and you've used the TechRepublic site in the past but haven't visited in many moons, the new version is definitely worth a second look. It's got the kinds of capabilities I've suggested more of our own IBM Web site needs much more of (nod nod, wink wink, knowhutimean), and it makes the site much more user-friendly, especially for the folksonomically-inclined who need to quickly find the content they're looking for. It also gives vendors more of a voice in the site, which I think entirely appropriate.
I did a quick-and-dirty search for "IBM" on the TechRepublic site search engine and sorted by date, and found a whole bunch of timely links to articles, forum entries, etc.. Useful stuff, and I expect it will get even better as TechRepublic's visitors start tagging more and more of the content.
Meanwhile, is it just me, or has the rest of the entire blogosphere already posted and commented on Google's expected acquisition of YouTube (a deal is expected to be announced after the bell closes or later tonight, according to numerous bloggers...way too numerous to mention here).
Might the "boob tube" soon be replaced by the "GoogTube?!!"
What about all those alleged YouTube copyright-infringing videos? Will the GoogTubers have to first sweep up the supposed copyright-infringing content before they can sweep the sweeps?
Stay tuned![Read More]