Archive for March, 2010

Google Scholar

March 6, 2010

If you want to maximize your effectiveness in researching academically relevant information. (I.e. information that scholars have taken the time to write and revise), use Google Scholar when you search.  Simply type in your web browser, or click here: and you will be able to find references to academic articles.  If you are registered at a college or university, you may be able to download the articles directly.

If scholarly writing isn’t a priority — use regular Google.  (Blogs, wikis, and other informal information sources will appear).


Why another blog?

March 6, 2010

I thought I created this blog before — last year.  Maybe I did, and it was removed for lack of activity — or maybe someone wanted to kill it.  The purpose of this blog is not to save the traditional newspaper business — which is the context of why I chose the name “digital vampire watch”.  Despite the funny idea I have for a graphic (a cartoon vampire wearing a digital watch), I want to devote this blog toward avoiding on-line time wasters.

In other words, avoid the stuff that sucks up all of your time:  Facebook, Twitter — even Google.  But why would anyone want to avoid these site?   Well, I’m not advocating quitting them outright.  I’m simply trying to convince you, the reader, to have a deliberate purpose for your on-line time.

Hello world!

March 6, 2010

Welcome to This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!