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JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG [Engineering] Google Buys Human-driven Search Engine Aardvark: Will It Make It to the Main SERPS?
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010
The news broke today that Google will be buying Aardvark, a human (and algorithm) powered social search engine that I have written about quite a bit ( early last year , most recently , all ). I've also featured the service's founders at both Web2 and the CM Summit.). I've confirmed the news in an email with CEO Max Ventilla. I can't say I'm surprised by this news.
JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG [Engineering] Two Big News Events in Search: Google To Revise Its Engine, Facebook Launches Realtime
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009
Facebook's previously announced realtime engine has been released, coverage from Mashable: Fast forward to today: Facebook just announced that it is rolling out the new Facebook search. Also for Mashable, a story on Google's " major revision " of its engine. This isn’t just some minor upgrade, but an entire new infrastructure for the world’s largest search engine.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Monitor Your Personal Brand Using Search Engine Alerts
| FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2009
Some of the most powerful tools for monitoring your brand are the free email alert mechanisms available at your search engine of choice. You don’t need an expensive marketing firm, or even a friend who works in marketing, to manage your personal brand online. Setting Google Alerts. While I’ve been known to egosurf my own name online every once in a while, setting a Google Alert on my name means I don’t have to do it so much.
PORTALS AND KM [Engineering] Is the Influence of Search Engine Rankings Over Our Content Access a Good Thing?
| FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
Dick Singer recently wrote the post, Pay Attention to Search Engine Rankings: Top 3 Spots on Google Get 58% of Clicks , on Social Media Today. If you do a Google search on the term – awareness engine – you will find the Darwin Awareness Engine™ generally in the top six spots. To a certain extent it has but you still need to find things and search engine algorithms are the new scribe’s pen that stands between you and the ability to get ideas noticed.
- [Engineering] Search engines and journalism: Seven key issues as news goes online
Their first question to me was about the impact of search engines on journalism. There are seven important issues for how search engines impact journalism: Traffic from search engines provides a significant proportion of online media income. In some cases up to one third of traffic to online news sites comes from search engines. Writing search-engine friendly text can potentially impact the validity of the content, or it can be done without compromising it in any way.
THE FASTFORWARD BLOG [Engineering] FASTforward’09 Interview: Matt Skone, Senior Software Engineer, LexisNexis
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009
As senior software engineer with LexisNexis his customers are lawyers. Matt Skone is a man with unique problems. The unique problem that Matt faces lies in how lawyers need to search and consume information. Lawyers need to ensure that they have exhaustively reviewed all relevant content (think about missing an old ruling that set a precedent upon which your case might hinge).
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Yahoo is the new default search engine on Mozilla Firefox
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
For the next five years, Yahoo will be the default search engine for Mozilla Firefox. Uncategorized NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:YHOO NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:YHOO
- [Engineering] The next big market after ringtones: Download a new car engine sound
The inimitable Richard Watson has come up with what just might be a big (and unanticipated) market: car engine sound downloads. Certainly electric car engineers have long been aware that cars being too quiet is a significant safety issue. Why we don’t want a quiet drive For anyone who was looking forward to the pleasant, gentle hum of electric/hybrid cars in place of the throaty roar of internal combustion engines, here is some bad news.
COLLABORATION 2.0 [Engineering] Lives of others - two aspects of social engineering
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011
Kevin Mitnicks’ exciting ‘Ghost in the Wires’ book is fundamentally a memoir of solo social engineering capers; is the modern ’social’ web vulnerable to the few controlling the many in the style of the East German STASI
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Two well-known Joyent engineers leave as company rejiggers strategy
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2014
Mark Cavage was Joyent’s former VP of engineering who spearheaded the company''s Manta object storage service and Ben Rockwood was Joyent’s former director of cloud operations. Uncategorized cloud provider cloud-infrastructure container container technology open source Solaris NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:ERIC NASDAQ:GOOG NSDQ:AMZN NSDQ:ERIC NSDQ:GOOG
PORTALS AND KM [Engineering] Darwin Ecosystem’s Awareness Engine™ Named KM World Trend Setting Product for Second Year
| MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 2011
Darwin Ecosystem’s Awareness Engine™ has been chosen by KM World as Trend-Setting Product for 2011. This marks the second year in a row we have been designated with this honor. It is much appreciated. Each year, KMWorld editors review the previous year’s technology advancements, with particular attention toward those products that represent new or business-critical direction for the industry at large. These are then called "Trend-Setting Products of the Year."
- [Engineering] Yet another logo competition – first public news of a new influence ratings engine
After rebranding Advanced Human Technologies (full launch announced shortly) and launching events firm The Insight Exchange 10 days ago, I have just put up a logo competition for Repyoot, which will be announced soon pre-beta as what will soon emerge as a leading influence and reputation ratings engine.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Open Thead: What’s Your Favorite Non-Google Search Engine?
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 2009
Even though I’m aware of other search engines, I know little about them and rarely, if ever, use anything else in my everyday searching. Because “it was there is not a very good reason to use a search engine, so I ask you: If Google wasn’t available, which search engine would you use? For about 40 minutes this morning, Google searches were useless. Every result could “harm your computer with no working link to result.
PORTALS AND KM [Engineering] Darwin Awareness Engine™ Named a 2010 KM World Promise Award Finalist
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010
I am very pleased to mention that the Darwin Awareness Engine ™ was named a finalist for the KM promise award sponsored by KM World. The winner will be announced in the November/December Issue of KMWorld with distribution at the 2010 KMWorld and Enterprise Search Summit in Washington DC which will occur November 16-18. I will also be speaking on Facilitating Content Discovery Using Chaos Theory as part of the Knowledge Showcase.
- [Engineering] Blast to the Past #5: YouTube, Stanford Engineering & Rapala Fishing Lures!
Although the quality of most YouTube videos is quite bad, the fact remains that this online community is where "it is at" I personally would never want to watch a Stanford technology or engineering video via YouTube, but I have learned that by clicking upon details I often get links back to full content. 5,081 YouTube views can't be wrong, or can they? One year ago I realized that I could never understand the Web 2.0 revolution if I had never posted to YouTube.
- [Engineering] Quintura Kids - Safest Search Engine for Children - Where It Matters
- [Engineering] Quintura Kids - Safest Search Engine for Children - Where It Matters
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Two more key Twitter product engineers leave the company
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
Twitter is reorganizing once again, and with that shift, Twitter''s lead of Analytics, Adam Kinney, and VP of Engineering, Jeremy Gordon, are moving on. No word yet on where they''re heading, but… Uncategorized changes employees firing hiring leaving quitting staff talent NYSE:TWTR
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] How engineers and designers can work together in Silicon Valley
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014
Building a design culture at an engineering company isn’t just about hiring a bunch of designers. Uncategorized design Roadmap 2014 silicon valley NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:FB NSDQ:AAPL NSDQ:FB
TONY KARRER [Engineering] Peer Review vs. Search Engine Places - Quality of Information in a Web 2.0 Sources
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2006
But what really caught my eye was the statement: For information-seekers using their favorite search engine, quality is simple to define. Interesting article from EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 41, no. 6 (November/December 2006): 12-13 - Scholarly Reputations: Who's Got Buzz?
PORTALS AND KM [Engineering] The MIT Sloan CIO Symposium Notes Part There: Positioning IT as an Innovation Engine
| MONDAY, MAY 24, 2010
I attended a session, Positioning IT as an Innovation Engine , led by Martin Reeves , Senior Partner, Boston Consulting Group. I recently attended the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium for the second time. It is an annual one-day conference, held on the MIT campus. This is part three of my notes. Panel members include: Ananth Krishman, CTO, TCS, Daxi Li, Chairman Chinese Association for Science and Business, Roy Rosin, VP of Innovation, Intuit, and Marco Orellana, CIO Codelco.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Gigaom: Couchbase replaces its storage engine with homegrown ForestDB
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2014
Couchbase has built its own data store called ForestDB in order to boost the performance and efficiency of its family of NoSQL database offerings. ForestDB is open source and was designed… Uncategorized ForestDB leveldb open source RocksDB
WWW.MAKEUSEOF.COM [Engineering] 7 Almost Unknown Google Search Engines You Should Use | MakeUseOf.com
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2008
7 Almost Unknown Google Search Engines You Should Use Dec. This week, to take a more academic approach, we are going to cover 7 almost unknown specialized Google search engines that can be used for specialized consumer and academic research. Google Products Yes, Google has a price comparison engine as well. Google has a specially filtered US Government search engine to help you find that information you need without all the noise.
COLLABORATION 2.0 [Engineering] Engineers are from Mars, Marketers are from Venus
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2009
If you’re familiar with the relationship book ‘Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus’ and work with technology, you may have noticed the fundamental differences in the way people think about software. In companies of all sizes, the challenges of working to keep existing infrastructure running and new technologies effectively integrated and secure takes up
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Twitter and Facebook Updates to Show in Search Engines — Are You Prepared?
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2009
But now that my tweets will be included in search engines, having multiple Twitter accounts will make it possible to make one or more of them private, should I decide to do so. But I certainly hope that Facebook will give us a way of opting out of having our status messages show up in search engines. Will you let search engines index your status updates?
KNOW NETWORK NEWS [Engineering] US Search Engine Rankings
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
comScore has released its latest "comScore qSearch" analysis of the US search engine marketplace - Google Sites led with 66.4 percent of search queries conducted
COLLABORATION 2.0 [Engineering] A Transparency Engine for the World Wide Web
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2008
Every so often you come across a web application that is a game changer: the utility of browser plugin reframeit is a hugely powerful adjunct to your use of the entire web. The video above demonstrates marking up the transcript of a political speech with associated facts and links using reframeit that will be associated
THE FASTFORWARD BLOG [Engineering] FASTforward’09 Interview: Bjorn Olstad, Distinguished Engineer, Microsoft and CTO, FAST
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2009
serves as the chief technology officer of FAST and is a Microsoft Distinguished Engineer. Bjørn kicked off the event at FASTforward’09 by noting the wide array of participants – 29 countries are represented here, over 100 C-level executive (and one chief nerd officer - I kid you not). Overall it is a packed event, which speaks to the importance of search as a technology that drives competitive advantage.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Google’s solid state disk storage now out in open beta for Compute Engine users
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
Customers of Google''s Compute Engine can use the SSD storage to boost the performance of data-processing applications and apps that are attached to heavy duty databases. Uncategorized data-processing applications iops live migration technology NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:GOOG NSDQ:AMZN NSDQ:GOOG
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Gigaom: Thingful upgrades its search engine for the internet of things
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014
Thingful, a search engine for connected devices, can help. Want to find the nearest sensor to your home or generate a list of oil tankers in the Gulf of Mexico? Uncategorized pachube Structure Connect
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Developers, start your engines: Android Auto APIs arrive
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014
The first APIs for developers to extend their Android apps to the car are here but Google has limited them to two for now: Messaging and audio functions. Uncategorized NASDAQ:AAPL NASDAQ:GOOG NSDQ:AAPL NSDQ:GOOG
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Real-time May Be Nice For Search Engines, But What About Personal Lives?
| MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
The New York Times has written a somewhat sensationalistic piece about the frenzied pace of journalism online — primarily at the political news outlet Politico, but also at blog networks such as Nick Denton’s Gawker Media. In the writer’s view, both are filled with sleep-deprived writers who are shackled to their computers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and enslaved by computer readouts of the posts and stories that have gotten the most traffic.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Orbital Sciences may fast-track retiring its engines after rocket explosion
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2014
The Soviet-era engines were already scheduled to be replaced in two years. Orbital Sciences'' CEO also acknowledged a possible delay in the company''s launch schedule next year. Uncategorized Antares explosion Rocketry space Spaceflight
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Nest gobbles up Revolv for the engineers, not the hub
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
Nest has purchased the smart home hub maker Revolv in a deal that''s more about getting talent than an endorsement of the hub model. Uncategorized Roadmap 2014 Smart Home NASDAQ:GOOG NSDQ:GOOG nyse:whr
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Engineers have created a smartphone HIV test that costs $35 to make
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2015
Let’s be honest: Smartphones aren’t necessarily thought of as devices that help to slow the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. In fact, research has found that transmission rates go up when… Uncategorized diagnostic tools ELISA HIV/AIDS
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] LinkedIn open sources Cubert, a big data computation engine that saves CPU resources
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014
With Cubert hooked into LinkedIn’s infrastructure, the company no longer has to worry about Hadoop scripts that waste too many resources in a cluster or take hours to do what they''re… Uncategorized apache-hadoop cloud-infrastructure Cubert Pinot real-time data analytics system real-time messaging system resource-saving algorithms
WWW.MAKEUSEOF.COM [Engineering] 10 Search Engines to Explore the Deep End of the Invisible Web
| TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010
10 Search Engines to Explore the Deep End of the Invisible Web By Saikat Basu on Mar. The Invisible Web refers to the part of the WWW that’s not indexed by the search engines. Dynamically generated web pages in response to a query are often left un-indexed by search engine spiders. Search engine technology has progressed by leaps and bounds. Even then, there remain large swathes of the web which a general search engine cannot penetrate.
CHUCKSBLOG.TYPEPAD.COM [Engineering] A Journey In Social Media: Warning: Social Engineering Ahead
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2008
« The "Social" in "Social Media" | Main | More Lessons Learned » November 09, 2007 Warning: Social Engineering Ahead As we progress along in this journey, one step forward lets you see what the next step might be. Posted at 10:55 AM | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Warning: Social Engineering Ahead : Comments Hi Chuck, Theres that big element of trust, and "knowledge is power, so Im not giving it away".
COLLABORATION 2.0 [Engineering] A View from the Engine Room: Booz Allen Build a Collaborative Business
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2009
Two key members of the winning Booz Allen Hamilton ‘Hello‘ team, to whom I presented the Open Enterprise 2009 trophy at June’s Enterprise 20 conference in Boston, discuss the realities of their collaboration environment above. Megan Murray & Donna Lucas are in the trenches working with technology and change management respectively at Booz Allen. This video
- [Engineering] Anything but Google: Top Tips
Karen Blakeman reports on the top searching tips from her latest search workshop: other search engines and useful search strategies are recommended. search engines Well worth a look. This is in the latest edition of the open access newsletter, eLucidate. Blakeman, K. 2014) Anything but Google: Top Tips. eLucidate , 11 (1-2). At time of writing it''s at [link] and the whole issue in pdf is at [link] Photo by Sheila Webber: Guess the vegetable, picture 1.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] The changing world of #search
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2015
search enginesPhil Bradley's presentations are always worth monitoring, and here is a recent one (October 2015): The changing world of search from Phil Bradley.
JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG [Engineering] Nearly 30 Years In Less Than an Hour
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013
Pinch me: Last week I gave a “distinguished” lecture in Engineering at Berkeley. It was an honor to do so – I don’t really see myself as distinguished in any academic sense – and certainly not when it comes to engineering. (I Book Related Internet Big Five Joints After Midnight & Rants Media/Tech Business Models battelle book big data Engineering Federated Media hotwired if/then UC Berkeley web 2 wired
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Gigaom: Top VCs throw another $60M at Truecaller’s “search engine for contacts” plan
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2014
Truecaller''s no longer just an anti-spam service -- now it wants to become the go-to service for contacts and personal information management. But, despite all the investment that''s pouring in, there''s… Uncategorized Alan Mamedi contacts stockholm sweden NASDAQ:FB NASDAQ:GOOG NSDQ:FB NSDQ:GOOG NYSE:LNKD NYSE:TWTR NYSE:YELP
COLLABORATIVE THINKING [Engineering] Collaborative Thinking: Delver - Social Search As Another Relevancy Filter
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2008
Main | LiquidTalk - Filling In The Daily Gaps » January 31, 2008 Delver - Social Search As Another Relevancy Filter A growth area for interesting ideas to solve an age-old challenge: Delver is a socially connected search company; a next-generation web search engine - what we call a Connected Search Engine - that improves the relevancy of web search results by prioritizing these results based upon the searcher’s social network.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] How to make Google behave
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
search enginesExcellent new powerpoint from Karen Blakeman, as presented at a seminar for UKeig seminar yesterday, with lots of up-to-date information and tips. link] How to make Google Behave View more PowerPoint from Karen Blakeman.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] Advanced Internet Searching from Phil Bradley
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013
search engines Another very detailed, up-to-date and useful powerpoint from a searching expert: Advanced Internet Searching, Dec 2013 from Phil Bradley.
- [Engineering] Open innovation in collaborative filtering - Trends in the Living Networks
About Ross Dawson Keynote Speaking/Strategy AHT Group Future Exploration Network The Insight Exchange Repyoot Recent Media Appearances « IBM drives open business | Main | Changing investor disclosure could transform the world of blogging » Open innovation in collaborative filtering Ross Dawson, October 2, 2006 4:15 PM US PT Netflix has just announced a $1 million prize to whoever can improve the accuracy of their movie recommendation engine.
- [Engineering] Everyday information practices in Australian households
It also illustrates the extent to which use of the search engine, Google, has become naturalised within the everyday information practices of some Internet users in Australia. Information Society Information Behaviour research search engines Australia The latest issue of Library and Information Research includes: Waller, V. 2013) Diverse everyday information practices in Australian households. Library and Information Research , 37 (115).
ANECDOTE [Engineering] Anecdote: I know what you are thinking stories
| SUNDAY, MAY 25, 2008
So if you are a civil engineer, for example, its likely youre not that interested in stories about electrical engineers. For example, with our engineers you might like to tell them a story of how a concrete swimming pool was incorrectly installed putting the installers in harm’s way. These engineers are unlikely to see the relevance of a swimming pool story in the first instance so get them ready to hear it by telling a “I know what you are thinking" story.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] Purdue "data information literacy" studies
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
Teaching Civil Engineering Data Information Literacy Skills: An e-Learning Approach. link] Other case studies are listed at [link] e.g. - Teaching Data Information Literacy Skills in a Library Workshop Setting: A Case Study in Agricultural and Biological Engineering by Marianne S. academic sector discipline - agriculture discipline - engineering Information Literacy Pedagogy USA
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] Presentation of useful resources and apps
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2012
search enginesPhil Bradley just gave a presentation at Internet Librarian International 2012 on "new resources and interesting things that I've found recently." Definitely worth flicking through. Things Phil has found 2012 from Phil Bradley. web 2.0
JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG [Engineering] We Are (About to Be) As Gods. Can We Get Used To It?
| MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013
For Church and Regis (and many others in the field), this is where the practice of engineering comes in. When the digital world exploded onto the scene in the mid 20th century, engineering wrestled it to the ground and helped us create extraordinary new things like computers and the Internet (and all their attendant applications), all based on having cheap, mass produced components like CPUs, hard drives, monitors, and the like. The post We Are (About to Be) As Gods.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] This week in bitcoin: Why financial and legal experts are as critical as engineers to bitcoin’s future
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014
If you want to build an economy around bitcoin, you can''t leave out educating the professionals, argued David Berger of the Digital Currency Council. Uncategorized BTC Peer-to-peer computing
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] Great internet age divide is a myth
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014
search engines News article highlighting the fact that younger people aren''t necessarily good at searching. This was following a talk by Google''s Dan Rusell given at Glasgow University. I assume the content was similar to what he said at an earlier talk. Denholm, A. 2014, 23 October) Great internet age divide is a myth. Herald. link] Photo by Sheila Webber: leaf on the step, November 2014.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] Google and Beyond: NOT Google
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
search engines Information consultant Karen Blakeman has posted another excellent powerpoint on Slideshare, focusing on alternatives to Google, including alternatives to Google Scholar Google and Beyond: NOT Google from Karen Blakeman.
LINKED INTELLIGENCE [Engineering] iSearch a Better Way to Find People Online
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008
New addition to the people search engine scene iSearch is a powerful tool for hunting down anyone online that offers better results than plain old Google in some cases. As with most people search engines, folks who don't have as much of an online presence don't show up as much (or just have multiple results from the same old company or school web page).
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] Expert Internet Searching @Philbradley
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017
ISBN 9781783302475; Price: (UK) £59.95, CILIP members price: £47.95 "Now fully revised for its fifth edition, this book covers the basics of search before going into detail on how to run advanced and complex searches using a variety of different search engines. Information Literacy resources search engines social networkingThere's a new edition of expert Phil Bradley's book on internet searching. Bradley, P. 2017) Expert Internet Searching. 5th edition. London: Facet Publishing.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] Presentations from Internet Librarian International 2011
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
Technology resources search enginesILI 2011 took place 27-28 October and there are some presentations at [link] including 2 from Karen Blakeman ( Visual search: Web Search Academy Internet and Searching without Google ) and What's On the Technology Horizon? from Brian Kelly. The main website for the conference was [link] Photo by Sheila Webber: Autumnal creeper, October 2011.
LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE [Engineering] Why searching is like smack - Librarian of Fortune
| FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2008
Subscribe to this blogs feed Where Im speaking next « Speaking For Fun n Profit | Main | Building Stonehenge » March 28, 2008 Why searching is like smack I was recently reading Nina Platts 5 Reasons Librarians are Better than Search Engines. The blog entry is mostly about how search engines will never replace a skilled researcher, but my eye caught the following: My sister, while doing some research recently, likened searching on the internet to setting off fireworks.
LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE [Engineering] Bing's alternative to Google Scholar
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011
Bing search engineI have already had several people ask me whether Bing offers something comparable to Google Scholar. Bing's alternative is Microsoft Academic Search , and its equivalent of Google Scholar Alert is an RSS feed you can create from a search results page.
- [Engineering] Science Information Literacy wiki
Tags: USA discipline - engineering discipline - science Discipline - chemistry academic sector Information Literacy
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Springo: A Site Discovery Search Tool
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2009
AltSearchEngines has a post up on an interesting search engine concept currently in beta: Springo. In the “Narrow list you get categories such as “Work from Home, “Professionals and Freelancers, and “Job Search Engines, as seen to the right. What niche search engines do you use? Tags: How-to (hack, pack, & backpack) Software Apps search search engine search engines springo Written by Samuel Dean.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] Expert Internet Searching: 4th edition
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
From searching social media effectively to tracking down an expert or a news story, and from searching by image to searching multimedia, Bradley introduces the best search engines and tools and explains how to get the most out of them." resources search engines The newest edition of Phil Bradley''s search guide is available: Bradley, P. 2013) Expert Internet Searching. 4th edition. London: Facet. Price: £49.95 (£39.96 to CILIP members).
- [Engineering] IL in geology/geography
link] The issue also includes "Assessing Information-Seeking Behavior of Computer Science and Engineering Faculty" by Valerie Tucci [link] (Thanks to Hazel Edmunds for spotting this) Photo by Sheila Webber: Sheffield, April 2011. Discipline - geography USA discipline - engineering academic sectorBlake, L. and Warner, T. 2011) "Seeing the Forest of Information for the Trees of Papers: An Information Literacy Case Study in a Geography/Geology Class."
- [Engineering] Children's searching
There has been quite a lot of coverage of research sponsored by Google and carried out at the University of Maryland which looked at children's use of search engines, for example in the Herald Tribune , and the Independent. Tags: USA research search engines schools sector
- [Engineering] Mentoring between students
Thomas Hapke mentions an initiative at the Technische Universitat Hamburg-Harburg where older students of engineering and IT mentor younger students as regards study skills including information literacy " StartING@TUHH : Tutorien zum selbstorganisierten Studieren und Lernen für das erste Studienjahr" (tutoring for self-managing your studies and learning in first year). Tags: discipline - engineering Students academic sector Discipline - English Information Literacy
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] Comparison study of specificity and sensitivity in three search tools for qualitative systematic reviews
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
discipline - health search engines For those of you interested in systematic review: a recent article: Methley, A. et al. 2014) PICO, PICOS and SPIDER: a comparison study of specificity and sensitivity in three search tools for qualitative systematic reviews. BMC Health Services Research , 14:579. doi:10.1186/s12913-014-0579-0 There''s an open access version at [link] Photo by Sheila Webber: baby carrots, Blackheath market, January 2015.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] The changing landscape of search
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
Tags: resources Discipline - business search engines events
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] Outsourcing Trust to the Information Infrastructure #ecil2015
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015
An underlying theme is the need to understand what is going on in the search engines and devices that are relied on so much, and mediate so much information, nowadays. It indicates how many different kinds of information were accessed, or mediated,via a search engine. Search engines, particularly Google, have thus become naturalised as an unquestioned part of people's lives. ecil2015 evaluation Information Literacy Information Society research search engines
- [Engineering] Recent articles: discovery search; music; research methods courses; screencasting; flipping
academic libraries academic sector Discipline - music Information Literacy Pedagogy research search engines USAThe latest issue (volume 42, no. 3) of The Journal of Academic Librarianship (priced publication) includes: - Blakesley, E. 2016) Cognitive Bias and the Discovery Layer. The Journal of Academic Librarianship , 42(3), 191. (an an interesting short think piece!) - Dempsey, M. and Valenti, A. 2016) Student Use of Keywords and Limiters in Web-scale Discovery Searching.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] ANTS
| SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2009
Tags: resources tutorials search engines Information Literacy
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] 2 recent articles on using material from websites etc. for systematic review
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2016
discipline - health Information Literacy research search enginesAs you might expect, Systematic reviews is generally useful for the area of systematic review, including searching, and is an open access journal. Just published: - Stansfield, C., Dickson, K. and Bangpan, M. 2016). Exploring issues in the conduct of website searching and other online sources for systematic reviews: how can we be systematic? Systematic reviews , 5, 191.
- [Engineering] Search smarter, Search faster
tutorials search engines academic sectorThanks to Sharmana (Alison Sharman) who highlighted this video from the University of Sydney from a few years ago, which provides an amusing take on search terms and Boolean logic. Sharman identifies that it is more successful with UK students than with students who do not have English as a first language and there are also some interesting comments on the Youtube site (e.g.
- [Engineering] Filter bubbles
search enginesThere has been a discussion on the ili list about "filter bubbles" (being in a bubble where a lot of information is being filtered out before it reaches you).
- [Engineering] Research Strategies: Finding your Way through the Information Fog
resources search engines Information LiteracyWilliam Badke has announced that his textbook, Research Strategies: Finding your Way through the Information Fog , "has just gone into a 4th edition. There may be a bit of confusion in the next few weeks as the third edition disappears from current vendors and the fourth edition migrates in to replace it, so if you want access to the fourth (brown cover) edition, use the iUniverse.com URL. E-pub formats (Kindle, iPad, etc.)
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] Blakeman and Bradley on search, at Online 2010
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
search enginesI always recommend Karen Blakeman's and Phil Bradley's websites etc. as they are expert information people who keep up-to-date and share valuable advice and news.
LINKED INTELLIGENCE [Engineering] Kosmix Delivers "Haystack" Searches
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2008
Kosmix, a technically-in-alpha search engine, doesn't focus on driving you straight to the most accurate results for a search term. In other words (specifically their mission statement ) Kosmix aims to help users whose goal is "not so much to find a specific needle as to explore the entire haystack." Results pages include Wikipedia links, blog posts, reviews, Flickr and other image databases, and many more links.
- [Engineering] Truth, lies and the internet
research search engines schools sector Information LiteracyA report from the British think-tank Demos was released a few days ago Bartlett, J. and Miller, C. 2011) Truth, lies and the internet. Demos. link]. examines the ability of young people in Britain to critically evaluate information they consume online. The report reviews current literature on the subject, and presents a new poll of over 500 teachers.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] Communications in Information Literacy new issue
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
Holden - Engineering Integration: Building a Quick and Effective Faculty Seminar by Kate Peterson, and Jon Jeffryes [link] Photo by Sheila Webber: Courgettes, Farmers' market, St Lawrence market, Toronto, Canada, December 2012. discipline - health USA Literacies Pedagogy discipline - engineering academic sectorNew issue of the open access journal Communications in Information Literacy , - Notes from the Field: 10 Short Lessons on One-Shot Instruction by Megan Oakleaf et al.
LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE [Engineering] My experiences using Bing #2: multi-phrase search
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 19, 2011
Takeaway: When I'm constructing a more complex search than just a couple of words, I'll use Bing in addition to whatever other search engine I use. . . Bing search engine web / searchContinuing my report on using Bing for business-related search. First, a point of clarification. Since I want to see how Bing works for me in my everyday searching, I am using the personalization features that I routinely have on.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] From information obesity to digital dieting
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
Information Behaviour Gaming Students search enginesI don't always agree with Tara Brabazon 100% (e.g. if I was as organised an information manager as she advocates I probably never would have followed the thread that led to my encountering her article.) but her writings and talks are always thought-provoking. She recently published: Brabazon, T. 2012) Time for a digital detox? From information obesity to digital dieting. Fast capitalism , 9(1).
- [Engineering] Healthy days identified through Google search analysis
discipline - health research search engines Attracted by a headline "Online Searches for ‘Health’ Information Occur Early in the Week" I tracked down the original article, in which medical researchers aimed to "determine whether contemplations for healthy behaviors. follow circaseptan [weekly] rhythms". By analysing Google search logs they found that health related searches "peaked on Monday and Tuesday, thereafter declining until rebounding modestly on Sunday."
- [Engineering] Google OR -Google
resources search engines Information LiteracySome useful resources from recent seminars run by information guru Karen Blakeman : - Top tips for searching Google e.g. "Try the two proximity commands. An asterisk (*) between two words will look for your words in the order specified and separated by one or more terms, for example solar * panels.
LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE [Engineering] My experiences using Bing #3: quick look-ups
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
Since I set my default search engine to Bing in mid-August, I've been using it for all the little look-up queries that we hardly think about (until we find ourselves offline): Who wrote that report on the high cost of not finding information ? Bing search engine web / search
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] New book: Going beyond Google
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009
that may not be finadable via internet search engines. Tags: USA search engines academic sector Information Literacy Devine, J. and Egger-Sider, F. 2009) Going Beyond Google: the invisible web in learning and teaching. London: Facet. ISBN 978-1-85604-658-9 This concentrates on the idea of the "invisible web", databases etc. Sections include "use of the invisible web at the reference desk; use of the invisible web in Blackboard; techniques for teaching the invisible web."
JOINING DOTS: BLOG [Engineering] Joining Dots: Blog: Online Search - Concepts
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
Please visit the new blog at www.joiningdots.com/blog/ 02 October 2007 Online Search - Concepts Yahoo is in the news this week, announcing improvements to their search engine. Whilst I know there are plenty of other search engines competing in this space, lets have a look around the three main players and explore some of the new types of search results being presented. For example, entering the search query tank doesnt give the search engine much information to go on.
- [Engineering] New articles in Information Research
Information Behaviour research search enginesThe latest issue of Information Research , the open-access peer-reviewed journal is online (Volume 18 No 1, March 2013) at [link] Articles include: - Peter Stokes and Christine Urquhart: Qualitative interpretative categorisation for efficient data analysis in a mixed methods information behaviour study.
- [Engineering] Google vs. Facebook
search engines social networking A new powerpoint from Phil Bradley contrasts how Google and Facebook are fighting for our attention; worth flicking through. I like the line "They both want to use YOU as livestock" Google v Facebook from Phil Bradley.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] Insideyoursearch.com
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2011
search engines whimsyThanks to Penelope Dunn, who posted this link: [link] - you can either type in your own search words once the search box emerges (I will say no more if you haven't seen it before), or if you just wait, a variety of searches get typed in for your amusement.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] The keyword search capabilities of Twilight's Bella
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
search enginesIn a discussion on the ili discussion list Tasha Bergson-Michelson highlighted her own post about the search capabilities of Twilight's Bella: [link]. I found it entertaining, and it is also an example that might be used with teens.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] New articles: Information Research
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015
academic sector Australia discipline - health Finland Information Behaviour Information Literacy Information Society research Rwanda search engines Sweden The latest issue of Information Research has been published (vol. 20 no. 1, 2015). This issue celebrates 20 years of this open access journal, and the founder and editor, Tom Wilson, comments on its achievements in his editorial.
- [Engineering] relationship between Internet user type and user performance when carrying out simple vs. complex search tasks
Information Behaviour research search enginesNew-ish article: Singer, G. et al. 2012)'The relationship between Internet user type and user performance when carrying out simple vs. complex search tasks' First Monday , 17 (6). "It It is widely known that people become better at an activity if they perform this activity long and often.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] Tara Brabazon: Digital dieting, a guide through information obesity
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
Tags: Pedagogy search engines academic sector Information Literacy
- [Engineering] A couple of recent articles
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INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] L'education Ã la culture informationnelle: 3
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2008
In it we describe our research into UK Civil Engineering academics' conceptions of information literacy and teaching information literacy, and we discuss the implications for learning. A further post on the conference, L'education Ã la culture informationnelle [Education for/in information culture], held in l'UniversitÃ© Charles de Gaulle Lille3, Lille, France October 16-18 ( [link] ) In addition to the keynote, I was co-author on a research based paper.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Google Cloud rolls out autoscaling more broadly
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2014
Just in case you didn''t realize that Google Compute Engine Autoscaler was not already widely available, it is now, albeit in beta form. Uncategorized autoscale Google Compute Engine Autoscaler NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:GOOG NSDQ:AMZN NSDQ:GOOG
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Bing: How Useful Is Microsoft’s New Search Offering?
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009
I remember the worst part about doing a fresh Windows install was changing IE’s defaults from Microsoft’s Live services, and replacing Live Search with Google as the default search engine was first priority. Using keywords to try to deliver instantly useful results for things like travel and quick calculation is definitely something that comes in handy in a search engine. Performing a local search showed another vast gap between the two engines, though.
- [Engineering] Google Hummingbird, and non-Google
search engines There was a conversation on the ili discussion list about changes to Google''s search algorithm, and this article was mentioned - it is particularly informative: Sullivan, D. 2013) FAQ: All About The New Google “Hummingbird” Algorithm. Searchenginewatch, September 26. link] Also I mentioned the course Search is more than Google by Karen Blakeman that is forthcoming, and here is a set of slides she just published: Search is more than Google from Karen Blakeman.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] IFLA #wlic people: Google search educator
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012
wlic2012 search engines Information LiteracyToday at the IFLA World Library and Information Conference in Helsinki, Finland I met Tascha Bergson Michelson (pictured right), Search Educator with Google, and had some interesting discussion about the importance of information literacy. Google's Search Education site is at: [link]. It has lesson plans and activities (e.g.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] How the Internet inflates estimates of internal knowledge
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
This effect is not driven by a misinterpretation of the dependent measure (Experiment 2b) or general overconfidence (Experiment 3) and is driven by querying Internet search engines (Experiment 4a-c)." Information Behaviour research search engines An article (Fisher et al., 2015) reports on a very interesting series of experiments, which explored the question of whether people feel that they have become more knowledgeable just through the act of searching.