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- [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.)
- [Engineering] Open Thread: Would You Change Search Engines?
For most people, even web workers, there is only one search engine on the web. In reality, of course, there are a zillion search engines out there. Search engine makers have tried a variety of ways to get customers. Microsoft has resorted to paying people to use its search engine - most recently with the SearchPerks! Firefox has made it easy to switch by providing a dropdown button that can change your browser’s default search engine with two clicks.
- [Engineering] Stanford's Answer to MIT: Engineering Everywhere
Stanford has recently started a new initiative named Engineering Everywhere. In short, you are able to access engineering courses with full course materials and video. The first nine courses are grouped in these three areas: (all added to the Engineering Learning Wiki and Search Engine ): Introduction to Computer Science. I like this kind of competition between the two coasts.
JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG [Engineering] Apple Won't Build a (Web) Search Engine
| TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010
but it will build the equivalent of an app search engine. What Apple needs is a search engine that "crawls" apps, app content, and app usage data, then surfaces recommendations as well as content. Google, on the other hand, already has web search well in hand, and most likely will also create an app engine. It's crazy not to. In fact, it has to.
- [Engineering] Engineering Lectures via the Web
I promised I would get back to providing some more results from the search results for " Distinguished Engineering Lecture Series " it just took me a while! However, at this point I've added everything to the Engineering Learning Wiki and it's search engine for seminars. If your desire is for computer science lectures to monitor what's happening in this field: Computer Science at Columbia. Computer Science at the University of Illinois.
LINKED INTELLIGENCE [Engineering] The Truth About LinkedIn and Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
| SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2009
Seriously though, let’s talk a little bit about LinkedIn and SEO (search engine optimization). Realistically: If you have a distinctive name, you can easily dominate the search engines on searches for your name. Being in LinkedIn is no advantage – your competition (from a search engine perspective) are in there too. Bottom line: LinkedIn is for relationships, not search engine optimization.
LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE [Engineering] Google becomes a reality search engine
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2009
It allows users to search the Web, not by typing or by speaking keywords, but by snapping an image with a cellphone and feeding it into Google’s search engine. I've been talking about "reality browsers" such as the Layar app for iPhones and Android phones. Google has done them one better with Google Goggles. As the New York Times described it: Google unveiled a smartphone application called Goggles.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] The Busy Librarian’s Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012
2012) The Busy Librarian’s Guide to Information Literacy in Science and Engineering. ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-8619-6 It "provides a practical guide for librarians responsible for science, engineering and/or technology information literacy instruction to understand and apply the ACRL Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology into curriculum design and ongoing instruction". resources USA discipline - engineering discipline - science academic sector
THEORIA CUM PRAXI [Engineering] Microsoft Surface Studio: The engineering beneath floating pixels
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
— MICROSOFT SURFACE STUDIO: THE ENGINEERING BENEATH FLOATING PIXELS. Pound of Obscure design engineering Hardware microsoft microsoft surface studio“We’re not here to get to show off our work, we’re here to make awesome products,” says Hill. “I think that’s super important.” ” It’s a belief that’s reflected by Groene, too.
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.
PORTALS AND KM [Engineering] Comparing Google Web Search and the Darwin Awareness Engine™
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2010
I want to share this post I first wrote for the Darwin Awareness Engine blog last week to see what you think and what questions you might have. Google has been the dominant web search engine for years now for good reason. The Darwin Awareness Engine ™ brings a different approach through its use of Chaos Theory and the concept of correlated content. Darwin’s Awareness Engine does not attempt this task.
PORTALS AND KM [Engineering] Introducing the Darwin Discovery Engine Blog
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2009
I want to share with you a new blog that I am participating in, the Darwin Discovery Engine Blog. Our awareness engine gives users the ability to perceive and be conscious of events and patterns of activities captured in the enterprise and Web 2.0 (see I have been working with Darwin Ecosystem for several years in an advisory role as we work in relative quiet to get to the Alpha release phase. In August we we begin to be more public and launched this blog.
PORTALS AND KM [Engineering] Hip Hop / Rave Aware: New Darwin Awareness Engine
| FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012
The Darwin Awareness Engine™ is designed to support the quick scanning of content to find the anomalies that lead to insights for effective decision making. If you are scan for interesting content and anomalies through the Scan Cloud™ within the Awareness Engine, the focus is on looking for the right information. You can find an overview of the Awareness Engine here , and a list of FAQs here.
- [Engineering] Engineering Lectures with a Capital "E"!
VideoLectures.Net is sponsored by some of Europe's leading technology societies, and the wealth of free engineering lectures is dumbfounding. that this content has been added to the Engineering Learning Wiki Lecture Section and its embedded custom Google Co-op Search Engine. Every so often a web site comes along which really excites me, VideoLectures.Net is such a portal.
LINKED INTELLIGENCE [Engineering] Search Engines Are Dumb and Recruiters Are Lazy
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2011
It’s really not that recruiters are lazy or even that search engines are dumb – it’s just unreasonable to expect either of them to think that far outside the box. OK, the title may only be half true, but it’s something you need to be aware of if your last job title was “Data Diva” or “ Marketing Ninja ”. You’re the one looking for a job (or client, or publicity, for that matter). The best way to get found online is to make yourself findable. Using LinkedIn job search profiles triberr
PORTALS AND KM [Engineering] Twortex Provides Twitter Search through Darwin Ecosystem’s Awareness Engine™
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2010
is a Montreal based company that offers a free Twitter search engine powered by the Darwin Awareness Engine ™. It can be addictive. Twortex. I now use it to discover new conversations on Twitter and sometimes find items related to my topics of interest that I did not anticipate were connected to these topics. The Darwin Scan Cloud™ provides the top hundred themes connected to an attractor, our term for a search topic of interest.
KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK [Engineering] Singapore Develops Search Engine
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2008
A search engine that uses linguistic analytics instead of keywords has been developed as part of a project funded by the Singapore government's Interactive Digital Media Research and Development Program Office
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Great Blog Content vs. Search Engine Optimization
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009
My take on SEO is that writing compelling, interesting blog content that people will want to talk about and link to will get you around 95 percent of the way to good search engine rankings. Here are a few of the tips that were shared during the panel to help you write blog content that will help your search engine rankings with no knowledge of SEO techniques or web development required. This weekend I was on an “SEO Smackdown panel at our local WordCamp Portland.
LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE [Engineering] Ask X - my new favorite search engine - Librarian of Fortune
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2007
Main | Autism in an entirely new light » January 23, 2007 Ask X - my new favorite search engine I write a monthly e-newsletter on research tips. Posted at 02:14 PM in web / search | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Ask X - my new favorite search engine : Comments You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.
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] The Next Generation of Engineers - VEXplorer
My son who will start Rose-Hulman next Fall was one of the 25 selected finalist for the VEXplorer Contest. The contest requirements were to build an interesting robot using the VEXplorer system and post a video on YouTube demonstrating the end result. The top prize is a $5k college scholarship. In Erik's case, he used SolidWorks for the initial design, and a black tabby cat named Cyrus for the testing phase!
PORTALS AND KM [Engineering] Darwin Awareness Engine™ Covered by KM World Magazine
| TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
I was very pleased to see the coverage of the Darwin Awareness Engine™ in KM World Magazine in their breaking news section under a piece titled, Real-time awareness. It said that “ Darwin Ecosystem believes this organic and self-organizing model is best adapted to the evolution of today’s Web when compared with the increasing limitation of page ranking offered by search engines. Darwin's Awareness Engine can be viewed in action here.”.
- [Engineering] Engineering Blog Quest 2008. First Results
The first two blog results from my Engineering Blog Quest are in; both sites will be added to the Engineering Learning Wiki ( blogs and pods section ). As a reminder, I am seeking design or research engineering blogs which are maintained by individuals who you feel are passionately committed to the concept of open knowledge and sharing knowledge. If you are into physics, take a look (also see my Engineering Learning Wiki section on physics ).
- [Engineering] Quintura Kids - Safest Search Engine for Children - Where It Matters
JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG [Engineering] Yahoo Search Takes Another Blow - Lead Engineer Leaving
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2008
Details at All Things D : Yahoo-which has stuck to its guns by staying in the search business, even though many think it is a losing game and should be sold off to Microsoft-has lost a key engineer in that arena to, uh-oh, Microsoft. And the rumor is he's going to Microsoft. Should that prove true, another reason to make that Yahoo/MSFT search deal happen.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] Webinar: Academic Search Engine Optimization of Web Documents for Google Scholar
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2015
On 9 December, 10 am US Eastern time (which is 3pm UK time) there is a free webinar: Academic Search Engine Optimization of Web Documents for Google Scholar It is free for members of the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T members) and $15 for non-members. What do librarians, information architects, and academic professionals need to know about building search-engine friendly documents for Google Scholar and other academic search engines?
KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK [Engineering] Theory of Constraints and Agile - book review
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
The latest from the backlog is David Anderson's 2004 look at Agile Management for Software Engineering: Applying the Theory of Constraints for Business Results. I heard about this book through the TOC community when it first came out, but I wasn't doing much with software engineering at the time. The best thing about this book from my perspective was the application of Theory of Constraints thinking to the problems people see in software engineering.
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.
CLARK QUINN [Engineering] Engineering both the front- and back-end
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010
I had the pleasure of edging Bob Glushko a couple of weeks ago, and finally had a chance to dig into a couple of papers if his (as well as scan his book Document Engineering). If you’re building more than just content, but also delivery systems and business engines, you owe it to yourself to get into Document Engineering.
JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG [Engineering] The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Social Search Engine
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2010
Titled after Brin and Page's original “Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine” , the paper presents the Aardvark engine and, in its authors' words: "describes the fundamental differences between the traditional “Library” paradigm of web search — in which answers are found in existing online content — and the new “Village” paradigm of social search — in which answers arise in conversation with the people in your network.".
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Gigaom: Former Googler and Snapchat alumnus Peter Magnusson lands at Oracle
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2014
Magnusson worked as an engineering director for Google where he helped the search giant build out the Google App Engine. Maybe his expertise will come in handy as Oracle continues to… Uncategorized NASDAQ:ORCL
PORTALS AND KM [Engineering] At KM World 2010 Today: The Darwin Awareness Engine™ Receives 2010 KM Promise Award
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010
I am very pleased to announce that the Darwin Awareness Engine ™ won the 2010 KM Promise Award today at KM World. We have recently released a series of themed Darwin Editions™ powered by the Awareness Engine™ that focus on specific topics to better demonstrate its capabilities and as a service to our readers. Darwin Awareness Engine™ Edition Series: General News. Darwin Awareness Engine™ Edition Series: Social Media on the Web.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Lunascape: 3 Popular Rendering Engines, One Browser
| FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2009
The interesting thing about this browser is that it includes the three rendering engines that are found in Internet Explorer, Firefox and Safari/Chrome. As you can see in the screenshot above, Lunascape asks you whether you want its default rendering engine to be Trident (found in Internet Explorer), Gecko (the same version found in Firefox 3.5) We’ve written widely about the rejuvenated browser wars , with lots of innovation coming from the new Firefox 3.5 and Google Chrome.
KNOW NETWORK NEWS [Engineering] Online Engineering Library Launched
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 14, 2009
The Institution of Civil Engineers has launched reportedly the most extensive online library of engineering information in the world
LINKED INTELLIGENCE [Engineering] Linked Intelligence » Blog Archive » Search Engine Optimization Jacksonville = DUMB
| FRIDAY, MARCH 20, 2009
« LinkedIn Makes It Personal The Circle of Mistrust » Search Engine Optimization Jacksonville = DUMB So some SEO company in Jacksonville got the brilliant idea that they could use LinkedIn for pure SEO purposes, and they set up this profile : That’s pretty “black hat”. See, this profile might just actually get ranked well for “search engine optimization Jacksonville”, but even if it did, so what? Linked Intelligence The unofficial source for all things LinkedIn™.
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.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Four Useful Engines for Multiple-Site Searches
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2008
As search engines continue to proliferate on the web, sites that aggregate results from many engines do too. Dogpile , of course, is one of the oldest of the multiple site search engines. Especially for doing comparisons on things like technology products you may be interested in purchasing, or comparing news results from various sites, this can be very handy. You can also often save time because of the sheer number of results you tend to get back in one view.
CHIEFTECH [Engineering] This is the old ChiefTech blog.: The fearless engineer is back
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2007
Wednesday, 2 May 2007 The fearless engineer is back I was feeling a little guilty about not posting much this week, but luckily Ive noticed Matt Moore , blogging as engineers without fears , has revamped his blog and has come back to the blogosphere with a vengeance. This is the old ChiefTech blog. Nice of you to drop in and visit. However, you need to come over and see my new blog at chieftech.com.au. ©2005-2009. ©2005-2009.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Solvate’s Talent Engine: Matching Professionals With Employers
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
Solvate , a company that businesses looking for resources with professionals looking for work, today announced the launch of its “Talent Engine. It’s basically a search engine that is designed to enable small businesses to query Solvate’s index of independent professionals and connect with appropriate matches. Businesses can filter profiles in the Talent Engine according to specific criteria including service, company, brand, industry, specialty and skill.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] This startup is putting solar cells on a diet, because thinner is better
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014
Solexel hopes to achieve something that has eluded so many startups: successfully launching a new solar technology using good ol'' silicon and engineering lighter cells. Uncategorized Solexel
PORTALS AND KM [Engineering] Darwin Ecosystem’s Awareness Engine™ Provides Enhanced eDiscovery within the Enterprise 2.0 and on the Web
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2009
Its awareness engine™ gives users the ability to perceive and be conscious of events and patterns of activities captured in the enterprise and Web 2.0. This moves Darwin away from the voting and popularity rankings used by many information aggregators and search engines to rank information. We recently started the Darwin Discovery Engine Blog to provide more background on their efforts, as well as commentary on content issues on the Web and enterprise 2.0.
- [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
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.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] Recent articles: Curriculum mapping; Engineering students; pre-university students; Ghanaian youth
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2015
Firstly, an open access version of Archambault, S. and Masunaga, J. 2015) Curriculum Mapping as a Strategic Planning Tool (post-print proof) Journal of Library Administration. 55(6) Available at: [link] "Curriculum mapping is a procedure for documenting and visualizing student learning at the programmatic level.
- [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.
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.
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).
- [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.
- [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.
- [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.
- [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.
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.
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.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] What a letter from 1855 can teach us about startups today
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014
McCallum had risen up through the ranks from carpenter, to bridge engineer, to chief of bridges,… Uncategorized guest posts In 1855, Daniel McCallum wrote a letter to his bosses at the New York & Erie Railroad.
- [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] A “future” merger of Android and Chrome? Google’s already doing that
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2014
News of a single person in charge of engineering for Google''s Chrome and Android platforms suggest to some that the two will merge in the future. Hasn''t that already been happening… Uncategorized NASDAQ:GOOG NSDQ:GOOG
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.
INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG [Engineering] Children searchers; First year students
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012
Seven search roles, representing distinct behavior patterns displayed by children when interacting with the Google search engine, are described, including Developing Searchers, Domain-specific Searchers, Power Searchers, Nonmotivated Searchers, Distracted Searchers, Rule-bound Searchers, and Visual Searchers. Information Behaviour search engines academic sector schools sector Information Literacy
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] How Google can unlock a trillion-dollar opportunity while improving search relevance
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2014
The next version of Google search could be a cost-per-action engine that would give companies like Amazon some serious competition. Uncategorized guest posts organic search results Pay per click NASDAQ:GOOG NSDQ:GOOG
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Gigaom: Twitter open sourced a recommendation algorithm for massive datasets
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2014
Twitter recently open sourced an algorithm designed to ease the process of running recommendation engines at large scale. Called DIMSUM, the algorithm pre-processes pairs of possible matches so the other algorithms… Uncategorized open source recommendation systems NYSE:TWTR
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
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
JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG [Engineering] Hasta La Alta Vista, Baby.
| SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 2013
is “sunsetting” Alta Vista , one of the first “good” search engines. This makes me a little misty, as Alta Vista was the search engine I used BG – Before Google – and it had a real shot at *being* Google, had its various owners not utterly screwed it up over the years. And if any of you want to know the engine’s journey, well, there’s a book for that. The post Hasta La Alta Vista, Baby.
CLARK QUINN [Engineering] Natalie Panek #DevLearn Keynote Mindmap
| FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015
To close off the DevLearn conference, Natalie Panek (@nmpanek) told of her learning journey to be a space engineer with compelling stories of challenging experiences. With an authentic and engaging style, she helped inspire us to keep learning
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] Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina weighs White House bid
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard CEO who engineered its $25 billion acquisition of Compaq, is considering another top job: President of the United States. Uncategorized Carly Fiorina NYSE:HPQ
JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG [Engineering] Apple Gets Into (App) Search
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012
Nearly two years ago I wrote this piece: Apple Won’t Build a (Web) Search Engine. From it: …but it will build the equivalent of an app search engine. What Apple needs is a search engine that “crawls” apps, app content, and app usage data, then surfaces recommendations as well as content. It took longer than I thought it would, but it’s finally happened.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Gigaom: Baidu is trying to speed up image search using FPGAs
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
Chinese search engine Baidu is trying to speed the performance of its deep learning models for image search using field programmable gate arrays, or FPGAs, made by Altera. Baidu has been experimenting… Uncategorized 102794 FPGAs web infrastructure
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Baidu built a supercomputer for deep learning
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2015
Chinese search engine company Baidu says it has built the world''s most-accurate computer vision system, dubbed Deep Image, which runs on a supercomputer optimized for deep learning algorithms. Baidu claims a 5.98… Uncategorized image recognition machine-learning object recognition
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Facebook redesigned the data center network: 3 reasons it matters
| SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2014
We had Facebook Director of Network Engineering Najam Ahmad on the Structure Show… Uncategorized cluster management core and pod Open Compute Project open source SDN software defined networking software defined networking (SDN) NASDAQ:FB NSDQ:FB Earlier this month, Facebook announced a new data center networking architecture that it calls, fittingly, "data center fabric."
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Baidu claims deep learning breakthrough with Deep Speech
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2014
Chinese search engine giant Baidu says it has developed a speech recognition system, called Deep Speech, the likes of which has never been seen, especially in noisy environments. In restaurant settings… Uncategorized machine-learning NASDAQ:FB NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NASDAQ:YHOO NSDQ:FB NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT NSDQ:YHOO
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?
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Netflix is revamping its data architecture for streaming movies
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2015
The engineering team wanted an architecture… Uncategorized data management data storage technologies data-processing architecture Structured storage NASDAQ:NFLX NSDQ:NFLX Netflix is revamping the computing architecture that processes data for its streaming video service, according to a Netflix blog post that came out on Tuesday.
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".
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Containers: They’re efficient, portable and Google really wants you to run them
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014
Google added to its cloud platform this week with a lower prices, software-defined networking and, most notably, a new service called Container Engine. As the container hype builds, Google''s Brian Goldfarb… Uncategorized containers Kubernetes open source NASDAQ:GOOG NSDQ:GOOG
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Gigaom: SQL-on-Hadoop tech Apache Drill is ready to use and part of MapR’s distro
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014
MapR has integrated the Apache Drill SQL-on-Hadoop engine into its big data platform. MapR led the development of Drill, which is part of a larger movement within the company toward building… Uncategorized Apache Drill open source SQL on Hadoop
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Startup uses database tech from the NSA and Facebook to detect fraudsters
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
A startup called Argyle Data has released its fraud detection software that''s built on the NSA-created Accumulo database and Facebook-created Presto SQL query engine, both of which have been proved to… Uncategorized Accumulo Argyle Data fraud detection open source Presto
JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG [Engineering] Yahoo Visualizes Its Content CORE
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
” (Content Optimization and Relevance Engine) technology, and the result is pretty cool. Content Optimization and Relevance Engine) is a suite of technologies developed by Yahoo! Yahoo has always been proud of the algorithms that drive its choice of personalized content, but it’s hard to grok exactly what they do behind the scenes to make the magic happen. Today the company released a visualization of its “C.O.R.E.”
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
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Calling all developers! Survey on container adoption in the enterprise
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
Containers are a hot topic in the developer/software engineering community, with some predicting that 2015 will prove to be the year of the production-ready container. The ability to create multiple lightweight,…
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Gigaom: IBM software vet Andrew Spyker joins the Netflix cloud platform team
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014
Andrew Spyker, who''s already won the vaunted Netflix Cloud Monkey award, liked it so much he''s joining the company as a member of its cloud platform engineering team. Uncategorized AWS: Reinvent NASDAQ:NFLX NSDQ:AMZN NSDQ:NFLX NYSE:IBM
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.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Google stopped patching old Android exploits, but don’t panic
| MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
According to Tod Beardlsey, an engineer at security firm Rapid7,… Uncategorized android webview Google Play Services rapid7 tod beardsley NASDAQ:GOOG NSDQ:GOOG Security researchers are up in arms this morning over Google''s decision to stop patching a core Android component on older devices.
- [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.
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.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] With $15M, Sauce Labs wants to make software testing faster
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015
In an agile world where developers are expected to churn out new application features on what can often times be a weekly basis, it can be really hard for engineers to… Uncategorized continuous integration tool open-source testing tools Selenium software testers software-testing Test automation testing infrastructure NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:YHOO NSDQ:AMZN NSDQ:YHOO NSYE:CRM NYSE:BAC NYSE:TWTR
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
- [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.
JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG [Engineering] Apple+Topsy: It’s Not About Twitter (And Twitter Is Probably Cool With That)
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
But Azeem, who I admire greatly, says Topsy could become the search engine “for iOS… to index both the social Web, but also the best bits of the Web that power Siri and Apple Maps, [and] reduce the reliance on Google and reduce the flow of advertising dollars to the big G.” In Apple Won’t Build a (Web) Search Engine and Of Course Apple Is Going to Do Search , I argued that Apple must get into the “app search” game.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Faster Firefox Searches Using Drag & DropZones
| TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011
If you tend to use a few different search engines, check out Drag & DropZones , a nifty Firefox add-on that makes searching for snippets of text in a variety of search engines a snap. It works by dividing the browser window up into a series of “dropzones; one for each search engine that you use.
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.
PORTALS AND KM [Engineering] Introducing the Lotusphere Darwin Edition™
| MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2011
To mark this return we created a special version of the Darwin Awareness Engine™ that tracks conversations on the Web about Lotusphere. The Darwin Awareness Engine™ helps users track Web and Enterprise 2.0 It also shows how the Awareness Engine can cover a specific event. The Darwin Awareness Engine presents the rising terms and related concepts emerging as events unfold from the Web’s collective reaction and participation with Lotusphere.
COLLABORATION 2.0 [Engineering] Kaizen through Rypple.
| MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
Kaizen (æ¹å) is a Japanese term meaning “change for the better , referring to a philosophy and practices that focus on ‘continuous improvement’ of processes in manufacturing, engineering, supporting business processes and people management.
WEB WORKER DAILY [Engineering] Gigaom: Are Google’s search results deceptive, or can consumers identify ads on their own?
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2014
Search engines are making it harder to see the difference between regular results and paid ads. Does the FTC have the power to do something? Or can consumers figure it out… Uncategorized Ben Edelman federal-trade-commission native advertising online advertising paid search results Section 5 unfair advertising practices NASDAQ:AMZN NASDAQ:GOOG NASDAQ:MSFT NASDAQ:YHOO NSDQ:AMZN NSDQ:GOOG NSDQ:MSFT NSDQ:YHOO