The word cloud below was created by dropping into Wordle the titles and abstracts from every article published in a select group of cognitive psychology journals in March 2009. Hopefully it will give you a sense of what cognitive psychology researchers were talking about this month.
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March 2009 Cognitive Psychology Word Cloud
Saturday Night Live featured an excellent send-up of the Direct Mail industry this weekend. Of course, I thought, “Wouldn’t it be great to find people talking about this on the Web and join in?” Well, if I don’t already have a favorite TV or SNL forum, where could I look? Searching for direct mail saturday night live on Google returns about 100 links to the video clip and zero to intelligent discussion. (Scan the comments of YouTube and sites like it to find the antithesis of intelligent discussion.)
I hate to sound like a “get off my lawn”-type old man, but the Web was better without video.