One of the email lists I am on recently publicized “Internet Anthropologist”:http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/acl/tutorial?sid=924460&op=preview&manifestid=198&itemid= an online tutorial designed to teach people about how to research anthropology online. In general I’m very skeptical about these resources since the tools and sites that you use to do research online are always changing, and the people who put them together are not, in my humble opinion, very good at actually doing research. A (very) quick look at Internet Anthropologist, however, makes me think that it is a cut above the usual online tutorials. The “Intute”:http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/ platform that it is based on looks interesting, and while the tutorial itself is really basic, some people need to be told “There is such a thing as the American Anthropological Association, and it has a website.”
Of course I was a bit miffed that Savage Minds didn’t make the cut of ‘popular blogs about anthropology’ but I’m sure they’ll come around eventually… 🙂
Take a look and let me know what you think.