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Last week I attended the Internet Librarian 2008 Conference in Monterey. It was so full of interesting and useful information that I felt like my brain was full at the end of each of the three days. So, I’ve compiled a list of ten links to give you a taste of all of that information.

Ten Interesting Links from Internet Librarian 2008:
1. Twitter Search – Search the micro-blogging site for keywords. Did you know that Darth Vader is on Twitter? So is NASA.

2. Invisible Auctions – You may not know this, but sometimes people on Ebay misspell things. It’s true! With this site, you can search for those misspelled (and therefore cheaper) items.

3. Page2RSS – Have you ever wanted an RSS feed for a site that doesn’t offer one? That’s what this site does. It creates RSS feeds for anything with a static URL.

4. Open Congress – If you want to keep an eye on what Congress is up to, or track a particular bill, this is the site for you.

5. Urbanspoon.com – Find new restaurants in your area and review the ones you already know about. If you have an iPhone, there are some other nifty ways you can use the site.

6. Gas Buddy – Looking for the cheap gasoline in your area? If you live in the USA or Canada, this site can point you in the right direction.

7. Tiny URL – Are you tired of those huge URLs that wrap around in e-mails, thus making them difficult to click on? Yes? Then this is the site you need. It takes large URLs and makes them…tiny.

8. eventful – Want to know what is going on in your town? Eventful will tell you about events going on in venues you weren’t even aware of. Well…at least it did for me.

9. Watchthatpage.com – This site will watch a page for you, and let you know what has been changed.

10. Seesmic – A way to join the video conversation.

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