Don't know how many of you may know about Google Notebook, but it is (was) a fabulous online tool for conducting research in a Web 2.0 way. The program enables users to clip selections from webpages and organize the clippings by categories and tags, with comments. In addition to webpage clippings, whole pages can be saved, pictures, videos, and more. It's all searchable and shareable. All in all a great utility for adults and students.
Anyhow, about a week ago, Google announced on its official blog that it would shortly cease support of the site...meaning that it will start to peter out in functionality and eventually cease operating. Many have expressed extreme frustration about the demise of this very useful academic tool.
Over at PetitionOnline, there's a drive going to try to get Google to reconsider what may be quite an ill-advised and academically destructive decision. If you have a moment, please consider adding your name to the petition at http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?gnoteb
I have nothing to gain personally from this, just want to do what I can to try to stop this from happening. IMHO, all of us who support information literacy ought to get behind this. I