Friday, June 17, 2011

Clutter-free Web Reading and Printing

I have discovered another great web browser add-on. Readability lets me see a web page without all of the advertising clutter . Once installed in my browser, I click on the "Read Now" button to the left of the address bar and . . . presto change-o . . . no ads. This is also great for printing an article without the unnecessary clutter.

(Hat tip to ProfHacker)

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, June 16, 2011

MySpace Parodies Protected in Pennsylvania

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled that two Pennsylvania teenagers cannot be disciplined at school for MySpace parodies of their principals that the students created from off-campus computers.

"Today's court decision states that you cannot punish students for off-campus speech simply because it offends or criticizes (school officials)," said Witold Walczak, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, which represented both students. Read more here.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat