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  • LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 2008
    [Engineering] Why searching is like smack - Librarian of Fortune
    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.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2009
    [Engineering] Springo: A Site Discovery Search Tool
    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  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 2013
    [Engineering] Expert Internet Searching: 4th edition
    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).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
    [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."
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2010
    [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
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2009
    [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  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2015
    [Engineering] Comparison study of specificity and sensitivity in three search tools for qualitative systematic reviews
    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  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2014
    [Engineering] Great internet age divide is a myth
    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  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
    [Engineering] The changing landscape of search
    Tags: resources Discipline - business search engines events
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2015
    [Engineering] Purdue "data information literacy" studies
    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
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2012
    [Engineering] Facebook Coalition To Google: Don’t Be Evil, Focus On The User
    It’s changed somewhat – it now resides at a site called “ Focus On The User ” and credit is given to engineers at Facebook, Twitter, and Myspace, but the basic implication is there: This is a tool meant to directly expose Google’s recent moves with Google+ as biased, hardcoded, and against Google’s core philosophy (which besides “don’t be evil,” has always been about “focusing on the user”).
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2014
    [Engineering] Gigaom: Benjamin Hindman, co-creator of Apache Mesos, joins Mesosphere
    Apache Mesos co-creator and former Twitter lead engineer Benjamin Hindman is joining the startup Mesosphere, which provides commercial backing for the open-source Mesos resource management system. Hindman will help Mesosphere build… Uncategorized Apache Mesos distributed resource management kernal
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2013
    [Engineering] Google and Beyond: NOT Google
    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.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
    [Engineering] Whisperings of the Future Surround Us
    Recorded Future is, at its core, a semantic search engine that consumes tens of thousands of structured information feeds as its “crawl.” Recorded Future’s engine is not limited to the sources it currently consumes. Yesterday I met with Christopher Ahlberg , the PhD co-founder of Recorded Future , a company I noted in these pages back in mid-2010.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
    [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.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010
    [Engineering] Blakeman and Bradley on search, at Online 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.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2009
    [Engineering] Science Information Literacy wiki
    Tags: USA discipline - engineering discipline - science Discipline - chemistry academic sector Information Literacy
  • LINKED INTELLIGENCE  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2008
    [Engineering] Kosmix Delivers "Haystack" Searches
    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.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011
    [Engineering] What Web Users Want: Requested UI Themes
    In this post I want to focus on the top five of these that we have embraced for the Darwin Awareness Engine™.  With the Awareness Engine everything basically happens for the user on one screen and we have designed the system to quickly bring in fresh content.  In this case your original Awareness Engine screen remains in place for reference. We do not provide Google search as we offer an awareness engine rather a search engine.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2013
    [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).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2012
    [Engineering] Communications in Information Literacy new issue
    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.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2015
    [Engineering] Outsourcing Trust to the Information Infrastructure #ecil2015
    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
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017
    [Engineering] soft skills are permanent skills
    Data Storage Engineering and Management. “In Rocket Center, where rocket engines were once built and some composite materials for American fighter jets are manufactured today, IBM occupies a few buildings and employs 350 people, including Mr. Bridges. Are soft skills the new hard skills? I asked this question six years ago. I would suggest that hard skills are really temporary skills. They come and go according to the economy and the state of technology.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2016
    [Engineering] 2 recent articles on using material from websites etc. for systematic review
    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.
  • WWW.SOCIALENGINE.NET  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010
    [Engineering] SocialEngine PHP Social Network Script - Create your own social media community!
    Brent MacKinnon Social Engine has been the smartest decision I have ever made. Now after using Social Engine, I dont consider it a cheap price, I consider it a steal. Thank you Social Engine so much for your product! Free trial Live Demos Buy Now Blog Contact Us Login SocialEngine Features Examples Community Add-ons Support Create your own social network SocialEngine is social network software that helps you build your own customized community websites.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [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."
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2009
    [Engineering] ANTS
    Tags: resources tutorials search engines Information Literacy
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2009
    [Engineering] New book: Going beyond Google
    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  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2007
    [Engineering] Joining Dots: Blog: Online Search - Concepts
    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.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2011
    [Engineering] The evolution of search will refine the spectrum of quality in media
    In the evolutionary battle between search engines and search engine marketers, the search engines are not keeping ahead, and crap content is finding its way into the top of search results. In a blog post on search engine spam by its principal engineer Matt Cutts Google says it is ready to respond, in particular to filtering out low-quality content. As search engines get better, high-quality content will be favored, potentially dramatically more than it is today.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2011
    [Engineering] The keyword search capabilities of Twilight's Bella
    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.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
    [Engineering] As more jobs are automated, how many of us will still have productive work?
    According to our estimates, however, this wave of automation will be followed by a subsequent slowdown in computers for labour substitution, due to persisting inhibiting engineering bottlenecks to computerisation. … Our model predicts that the second wave of computerisation will mainly depend on overcoming the engineering bottlenecks related to creative and social intelligence.
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
    [Engineering] Our Webinar Recording: Human Side of Content Monitoring
    In this session we will cover a complementary approach (awareness engine) that does not rely on semantic technology, but rather uses data visualizations to allow an individual to easily understand the essential themes emerging from a massive number of events and conversations.   Awareness engines operate on the premise that people, rather than computers, know best about where to look next. The recording of our webinar, The Human Side of Content Monitoring , is now available.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016
    [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  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
    [Engineering] From information obesity to digital dieting
    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).
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
    [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  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
    [Engineering] Tara Brabazon: Digital dieting, a guide through information obesity
    Tags: Pedagogy search engines academic sector Information Literacy
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2009
    [Engineering] A couple of recent articles
    Tags: Second Life Information Behaviour research search engines
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2008
    [Engineering] L'education à la culture informationnelle: 3
    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 à la culture informationnelle [Education for/in information culture], held in l'Université Charles de Gaulle Lille3, Lille, France October 16-18 ( [link] ) In addition to the keynote, I was co-author on a research based paper.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2013
    [Engineering] Ubiquitous Video: Why We Need a Robots.txt For the Real World
    Some sites did not want to be indexed by search engines, for reasons ranging from a lack of resources (a search engine’s spiders put a small tax on a site’s resources) to privacy. No law was enacted to create this convention, but every major search engine obeys its strictures nevertheless. The post Ubiquitous Video: Why We Need a Robots.txt For the Real World appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.
  • LINKED INTELLIGENCE  |  THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2008
    [Engineering] iSearch a Better Way to Find People Online
    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).
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3, 2009
    [Engineering] Bing: How Useful Is Microsoft’s New Search Offering?
    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.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013
    [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  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012
    [Engineering] IFLA #wlic people: Google search educator
    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  |  MONDAY, MARCH 18, 2013
    [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.
  • VICTUS PRO SCIENTIA OPUS -- FOOD FOR THE KNOWLEDGE  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2007
    [Engineering] Victus pro Scientia Opus -- Food for the Knowledge Worker: Geek Reading, February 2007
    » February 09, 2007 Geek Reading, February 2007 I finally have been able to finish reading the classic "The Mythical Man-Month," a collection of essays about software engineering by Frederick P. Brooks backs his premise with details about both accidental and essential elements of software engineering, and how the former has been improved but the latter remains elusive.
  • COMMUNICATION NATION  |  MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2005
    [Engineering] Communication Nation: Find an expert on any subject
    Check out CollaborativeRank , a search engine that identifies subject-matter experts based on what they bookmark, and how popular their links are. Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life. As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort. Join the conversation!
  • WWW.MICHAELSAMPSON.NET  |  THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2008
    [Engineering] Working with People You Can't Be With: Notes on "The Truth About Enterprise 2.0" (Matt Moore, Engineers without Fears)
    Michael Sampson Improving the Performance of Distributed Teams Navigation Home Our Approach About Michael Sampson Contact Us Resources Research Reports Michaels Blog Seamless Teamwork World Tour 2009 « Big Storm in Canterbury | Main | Notes on "Migrating to Open Source Solutions" (Dylan Jay, Pretaweb) » Notes on "The Truth About Enterprise 2.0" (Matt Moore, Engineers without Fears) Matt Moore (of Engineers without Fears fame) is talking about Enterprise 2.0.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  TUESDAY, MAY 31, 2011
    [Engineering] List of the top 100 Twitter influencers in Australia
    Of course the list could be quite different as judged by other influence engines. One of the key facets of the rise of the reputation economy is that reputation and influence can increasingly be measured. The rise of tools that measure people’s influence in social media channels, such as PeerIndex , Klout , and Twitter Grader , is just the beginning of a far broader shift to metrics of influence and reputation.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012
    [Engineering] 6 secrets for building a super team
    So when I joined Stripe as our first engineer, I brought with me a conviction that we should obsess over our team’s personal interactions. We have often needed to make a hiring decision on an otherwise great engineer who failed this test. And I sometimes have to remind myself that no matter how talented an engineer might be, if I know in my gut that our team would be less happy with this person on board, then it’s not worth it.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015
    [Engineering] New articles: Information Research
    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.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
    [Engineering] Intellectual freedom; Sharing information; peregrines
    Information Society social networking Discipline - education search engines Collaboration academic sector privacy Information Literacy Critical thinking A couple of new open-access articles: - Meyer N, and Bradley, d. 2013) "Collaboratively Teaching Intellectual Freedom to Education Students" Education Libraries , 36 (1) [link] (includes links to material they used with the students) - Sar, R. and Al–Saggaf, Y.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2010
    [Engineering] Internet Challenge at Oeiras a Ler
    Tags: search engines Portugal 5eol Information Literacy
  • KNOWLEDGE JOLT WITH JACK  |  SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2009
    [Engineering] Study network sciences at the University of Pennsylvania
    This news has been trickling out for more than a year, but I just received the alumni magazine from Penn Engineering, and it highlights the establishment of a cross-disciplinary program in Market and Social Systems Engineering in the engineering school. 04/29/08, Penn Engineering: $7.5 The University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science has received a $7.5
  • PORTALS AND KM  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2011
    [Engineering] Overcoming Information Overload on the Web: Part 1: Too many sources, too many events.
    This is the first of a three part series on how the Darwin Awareness Engine ™ addresses some of the key problems generated by information overload on the Web. The Awareness Engine is a Web aggregation utility for anyone needing to maintain awareness of emerging events from the Internet and intranet.    In contrast with traditional search engines, we do not first deliver the events in lists.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [Engineering] Making Google Behave & The end of Google's supremacy?
    events search engines social networking web 2.0 Making Google Behave is a priced workshop from Karen Blakeman in London, UK, on 9 April 2014, organised bu UKEIG. There are many tricks we can use to make Google give better results and this workshop will look in detail at the options that are currently available to us." More information at [link] Karen also just put up one of her excellent presentations, on Slideshare, How we really search: the end of Google''s supremacy? ,
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2013
    [Engineering] Born digital: time for a rethink
    Information Society search enginesAnother slideshare presentation from Karen Blakeman: Born digital: time for a rethink , presented yesterday at the NetIKX workshop "Digital native or Digital immigrant - does it matter". Obviously as it's a powerpoint you have to imagine some of the material (it probably helps that I'm about the same age as Karen, so I recognise punch cards and that green-lined computer paper!)
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2013
    [Engineering] A Stakeholder Interview Checklist
    The Engineering Stakeholder Interview. Engineering stakeholders. The Engineering Stakeholder Interview. This is an excerpt from from Kim Goodwin’s excellent Designing for the Digital Age. It is quite long, so we’ve broken it into several sections. Many thanks to Ms. Goodwin and Wiley for allowing us to share this with our readers. Understanding the Business. The General Stakeholder Interview. The Marketing Stakeholder Interview.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008
    [Engineering] Green Chameleon » Taking the Pass out of Spill Checkers
    www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Taking the Pass out of Spill Checkers Very naughty take on spell checkers, taxonomists among you might think of auto-categorization engines as well. And in the spirit of this video, I’d like to propose an Advanced Turing Test: a machine has achieved the equivalent of truly human intelligence if it can not only detect its own mistakes but also laugh at them. Thanks to Annette Clancy for this.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
    [Engineering] How the Internet inflates estimates of internal knowledge
    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.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015
    [Engineering] Survey says: female CIOs make inroads
    After all the news about a scarcity of women in the top management of companies (and in the ranks of engineers), here''s a bright spot: Half of the CIOs of Fortune 10 companies are… Uncategorized Boardroom Insider catalyst Diversity female CEOs Female CIOs NASDAQ:CSCO NASDAQ:INTC NASDAQ:NTAP NASDAQ:ORCL NASDAQ:YHOO NSDQ:CSCO NSDQ:INTC NSDQ:YHOO NYSE:HPQ NYSE:IBM
  • LINKED INTELLIGENCE  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 2007
    [Engineering] Linked Intelligence » Blog Archive » Guy Kawasaki on Eleven Ways to Use LinkedIn
    Enhance your search engine results. Linked Intelligence The unofficial source for all things LinkedIn™. « Why Answer Questions on LinkedIn Answers? The Connection that Wasn’t There » Guy Kawasaki on Eleven Ways to Use LinkedIn Guy Kawasaki posted this morning about 11 ways to use LinkedIn (Guy apparently can’t count ): Increase your visibility. Improve your connectability. Improve your Google PageRank. Perform blind, “reverse,” and company reference checks.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008
    [Engineering] Organising Knowledge » Maps-Empires, Taxonomies-Enterprises
    In 1804 Napoleon was particularly frustrated because his engineers were being employed to draw up the old fashioned “cadastral&# maps – essentially estate maps showing the boundaries and contents of each estate – and not topographical maps (he calls them military maps because of their usefulness in navigating and dominating entire territories).
  • COMMUNICATION NATION  |  THURSDAY, JULY 19, 2007
    [Engineering] Communication Nation: Time Inc. threatens to shut down Business 2.0
    The next generation of search engines , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life. As individuals and as a species, I believe we will be happier and more productive if we can improve our ability to communicate. This blog is dedicated to that effort. Join the conversation! 19 July 2007 Time Inc. threatens to shut down Business 2.0
  • LIBRARIAN OF FORTUNE  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011
    [Engineering] My experiences using Bing #1: pathetic date-limiting feature
    Following up on my newsletter article on Bing's high "search success" rating, I have set my default search engine on my browsers to Bing.com. Bing search engine web / searchI'll be posting highlights (and lowlights) here, particularly when they relate to research-related searching. Today, I was looking for new info on word cloud-generating tools (e.g., Wordle.net and tocloud.com). I wasn't looking for news. just the buzz from the last 3 or 4 months.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 17, 2013
    [Engineering] From hierarchies to wirearchies
    For example, here is how Yammer builds its products, according to Kris Gale, VP of Engineering: Yammer’s biggest rule of thumb is 2 to 10 people, 2 to 10 weeks – which means they generally don’t do projects that are larger or more complicated. Be very wary of only trusting managers with engineering decisions; in fact, you should delegate these all the way down to individual contributors.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2007
    [Engineering] Video interview of Adrian McDermott, BEA Systems - Trends in the Living Networks
    in Australia event | Main | The Singularity and being a geek » Video interview of Adrian McDermott, BEA Systems Ross Dawson, June 20, 2007 12:55 AM US PT This one minute interview of Adrian McDermott, Vice President of Engineering at BEA , was made in conjunction with the Web 2.0 About Ross Dawson Keynote Speaking/Strategy AHT Group Future Exploration Network The Insight Exchange Repyoot Recent Media Appearances « Complete video of Web 2.0
  • LEVERAGING ORGANIZATIONAL KNOWLEDGE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 3, 2006
    [Engineering] Leveraging Organizational Knowledge
    Henderson, The Knowledge Engine , Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2001, first edition page 14). [link] Leveraging Organizational Knowledge This blog focuses on how to leverage the knowledge held, created, shared in an organizational context; with the objective of fostering creativity and innovation for competitive advantage.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2012
    [Engineering] The Facebook Ad Network Is Here
    FBX is essentially a massive retargeting engine that connects web cookies to Facebook’s internal databases. The post The Facebook Ad Network Is Here appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. It’s been a pretty good year for my annual predictions , I must say. A few months ago I did my “ how’ve I done so far this year ” post, and found myself batting about.500.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 2012
    [Engineering] Sunrise: The technologies that will change our lives
    Dr Karl talked about ‘moonshot ideas’, where China is investing massive amounts into enormous development projects, such as solar energy and bio-engineering. Yesterday morning I appeared on the Sunrise national breakfast program together with science broadcaster Dr Karl Kruszelnicki , being interviewed about the big ideas and new technologies that will change our lives. The video clip is below.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013
    [Engineering] Facebook Is No Longer Flat: On Graph Search
    However, the world’s largest social network has radically re-engineered its native search experience, and the result is not only much, much better, it’s also changed my mind about the company’s long term future. Yesterday, Tom Stocky, Facebook Product Management Director, and Lars Rasmussen, Engineering Director, gave me a sneak peek of today’s much anticipated announcement (it’s gonna be a phone!
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 2014
    [Engineering] River Wide, River Deep: Libraries, Learners, and Transformative Literacy #iflalimerick
    One of them concerned buiding websites, the second was comparing use of search engines, library catalogue and databases, and the third was to do with a collaborative decision task. academic sector Information Literacy Literacies search engines Liveblogging from the IFLA Information Literacy Satellite conference held in Limerick, Ireland. River Wide, River Deep: Libraries, Learners, and Transformative Literacy was a presentation from Sean Cordes (Western Illinois University, USA).
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009
    [Engineering] Wolfram Alpha: Impressive, But Not the Future of Search, Yet
    Wolfram Alpha , the “computational knowledge engine&# that hopes to complement traditional search engines, debuted over the weekend. Watching Stephen Wolfram demo the service in a screencast last week excited the geek in me: A search engine that can do calculus? Knowledge engines like Wolfram Alpha and True Knowledge ( previously covered on WWD), are not intended to be “Google killers,&# rather they could act as a useful complement to traditional search engines.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 2009
    [Engineering] Visually Explore Search Results With Middlespot And Search-Cube
    If you, as I do, like to complement your Google searches with results from alternative search engines , you may want to look into a couple of players in the emerging visual search space: Middlespot and Search-Cube. As I’ve written before , Viewzi remains my top visual search engine because of the sheer number of angles from which it allows you to scan results. Out of these two new engines Middlespot, in particular, seems like it could be useful. Written by Samuel Dean.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8, 2009
    [Engineering] Research Tools and Techniques
    Yes, I know, you could just do a search using your favorite search engine and get tons of responses to your query. I also use Google Custom Search Engines for targeted searches where I can control the sites that are searched. I have one custom search engine that searches only a defined list of online community thought leaders for when I am looking for previous coverage and quotes on a topic from reliable sources. Written by Dawn Foster.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
    [Engineering] Study science and math to get ahead in the future of work, right?
    When you read accounts of the fierce competition for science and engineering grads , if you are a humanities or social science type (like me) you could be forgiven for slapping yourself on the forehead for forgoing the chance to earn six-figure salaries and be provided with ping-pong tables and free food for your entire career. But is getting that degree in science, tech, engineering or math (the so-called STEM subjects) really the best bet for long-term career success?
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  MONDAY, MAY 9, 2011
    [Engineering] Where news website traffic comes from: Google vs Facebook
    The mix of search engines as sources of traffic, and the relative prominence of different kinds of new sites in their search results, is changing over time. The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism has recently released some very interesting research on Navigating News Online , digging into how people navigate to news sites and what takes them away. Among the interesting insights was data on how news website traffic comes from Google and Facebook, shown below.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
    [Engineering] Librarian co-authors correlated with higher quality reported search strategies in general internal medicine systematic reviews
    discipline - health evidence-based practice search engines The title of this paper, just published online, says it all, really: Rethlefsen, M., Farrell, A., Osterhaus Trzasko, L. and Brigham, T. 2015) Librarian co-authors correlated with higher quality reported search strategies in general internal medicine systematic reviews. Journal of clinical epidemiology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2014.11.025
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
    [Engineering] Power Searching with Google, free online course
    search engines eventsThere is an online training course Power Searching with Google running from 24 September to 5 October. It is run by Google themselves, and you can sign up for free.
  • INFORMATION LITERACY WEBLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
    [Engineering] IFLA #wlic2012 Privatization of cyberspace - case Google
    Information Society Freedom of information search engines wlic2012Siva Vaidhyanathan was the first speaker in a session from IFLA's Free Access to Information and Freedom of Expression (FAIFE) group, which is taking place at the IFLA World Library and Information Conference in Helsinki, Finland. He spoke on Privatization of cyberspace - case Google. He is the author of: Vaidhyanathan, S. 2011) The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry). Updated Edition.
  • LINKED INTELLIGENCE  |  WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
    [Engineering] SemantiFind Clarifies What You're Searching For
    SemantiFind is currently a free download for Firefox and works with Google only, but other search engine support is in the works. Firefox only: Newly-launched search tool SemantiFind is out to deliver more meaningful results by helping you clarify your query, and putting user-assigned labels for pages across the web to good use. Download the SemantiFind Firefox extension, click the "Start Semantifying!" button, and go to google.com and type your search terms.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2011
    [Engineering] LinkedIn demographics: global and diverse but most typical is an American male high-tech salesperson
    The most prominent roles are sales (12%), admin (10.4%), academic (10.3%), operations (9.7%) and engineering. Some nice data on the demographics of LinkedIn has just been compiled, shortly after it has reached 100 million users.
  • WEB WORKER DAILY  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2008
    [Engineering] Lunascape: New Kid on the Browser Block
    Did I mention it’s a triple-engine browser? Obviously, engine-switching is more than a snazzy parlor trick. It means you can check your output and compatibility in all rendering engines from one convenient location. Web designers and web app developers can check engine compliance without opening multiple browsers. Any login attempt just booted me back to the login form, no matter what engine I was using.
  • COLUMN TWO  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2015
    [Engineering] Winners of the 2015 Intranet Innovation Awards!
    In addition there are a number of entries commended by the judges for their successful approaches or features: BGC Engineering (Canada). Dynamic Owl Consulting (BCG Engineering). Step Two is thrilled to announce the winners of the 2015 Intranet Innovation Awards , the global competition celebrating leading edge intranets and digital workplaces.
  • BOXES AND ARROWS  |  TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2015
    [Engineering] Building the Business Case for Taxonomy
    Your hopeful answer to everything is to rely on an external search engine, not the one that’s on your site. In addition, a sound taxonomy in the long run will improve your content’s findability, support social sharing, and improve your site’s search engine optimization. How often have you found yourself on an ill-defined site redesign project? You know, the ones that you end up redesigning and restructuring every few years as you add new content.
  • TURNING KNOWLEDGE WORKERS INTO INNOVATION CREATORS  |  FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2007
    [Engineering] WebSiteGrader Rocks! | innovation Creators
    It is a free Search Engine Optimization tool and if you run a blog, my guess is that you will find it really useful. Here’s some of the results it gave for Innovation Creators: Sphere It 4 Comments so far Jerad Kaliher @ October 7th, 2007 Website grader is great. I think the biggest thing that would have gone overlooked for me was that most search engines don’t like to see under a year for domain registration.
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2008
    [Engineering] Green Chameleon » Searching KM Journals
    So I’ve created this Google Custom Search Engine for KM journal and magazine articles, currently searching the sites of 20 publishers and content providers. And check out David Gurteen’s broader customised KM search engine covering almost 900 sites).
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2011
    [Engineering] The 9 kinds of context that will define contextual search
    Yet for all major search engines there is currently minimal difference in the results from the same text string search performed by different people, in different conditions, very likely looking for different things. Here are 8 kinds of context that could be taken into account by information discovery engines (if the context is available). Yesterday I did the kick-off presentation and workshop at a strategy planning session of a major online media company.
  • KNOWLEDGELINE  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2006
    [Engineering] Knowledgeline: Enterprise Search at Mofo - AnswerBase:: by Tom Baldwin
    Built on the Recommind search engine, AnswerBase is the most comprehensive search tool built by a law firm (at least as far as Im concerned). Knowledgeline Tuesday, December 19, 2006 Enterprise Search at Mofo - AnswerBase Thanks to the generous contribution of Oz Benamram , weve been given some insight into their amazing tool at Mofo, AnswerBase. It aims to make it easy to find and drill down on anything relevant to a users search term.
  • ANECDOTE   |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2008
    [Engineering] Anecdote: Masters of Collaboration
    Just as forward-thinking engineering firms have worked to team up with design partners to offer a holistic output to clients, many design consultancies have responded to the seismic shifts in technology and culture by adopting a radical, collaborative approach—in stark contrast with the magician/know-it-all designer type of old."
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2012
    [Engineering] Predictions 2012: #1 – On Twitter and Media
    Most engineering-driven Valley companies resist the mantle of “media company,” though Facebook seems to be adapting rapidly to that fact. The former, well… Now, Twitter is an engineering-driven company, but its future rests in its ability to harness the attention of its consumers, then resell that attention to marketers.
  • HAROLD JARCHE  |  MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013
    [Engineering] Cooperation in the networked workplace
    As Ross Dawson says, Yes you can ‘engineer’ serendipity. Yammer would be one tool to help with that engineering. * This post is sponsored by Microsoft Office 365 *. This is my second post on productivity tools for the networked workplace. First, I want to elaborate a bit on collaboration and cooperation. Two types of behaviours are necessary in the networked workplace: collaboration and cooperation.
  • COLLABORATIVE THINKING  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2008
    [Engineering] Collaborative Thinking: Info 2.0: Harnessing the power of Web 2.0 and Enterprise Mashups
    and Enterprise Mashups Moderator: Angelique Matheny, IBM Rational Software Speakers: Lauren Cooney, CTO Office, Information Management Group Sriram Padmanabhan, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Advanced Tech. enterprise content management systems, search engines, messaging platforms, and business applications) that it delivers as feeds Honors policy sources (e.g., mashup server vision and the Lotus vision to enable mashups and widgets in a variety of their collaborative engines.
  • ANECDOTE   |  THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2007
    [Engineering] Anecdote: Knowledge management jobs in Hong Kong
    THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING Post Specification Project Associate (two posts) (Ref.
  • TURNING KNOWLEDGE WORKERS INTO INNOVATION CREATORS  |  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2007
    [Engineering] Mark Finch, CEO of idatecorp is a Spammer | innovation Creators
    About Videos Whitepapers Mark Finch, CEO of idatecorp is a Spammer September 08th, 2007 Quechup.com is a spam engine built on social network. Quechup is a Spam Engine Glen Finch, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at iDate Corporation is a spammer. innovation Creators Successful innovation is not about the ideas or inventions; it’s about the people.
  • KNOWLEDGE-AT-WORK  |  SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2005
    [Engineering] Knowledge-at-work: Practice or process?
    Knowledge-at-work Personal thoughts about learning, community and social affordances for knowledge creation « KM activities | Main | Social bookmarking - revisited » May 28, 2005 Practice or process? Here is a useful distinction that helps me appreciate subtle attitudes,values and beliefs towards knowledge within an organization.
  • COLLABORATIVE THINKING  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2008
    [Engineering] Collaborative Thinking: A glimpse inside Googles secret sauce
    Naveen Viswanatha, lead sales engineer for Google Enterprise, gave a presentation on Tuesday as part of a webinar entitled "Innovation @ Google: a Day in the Life" hosted by KMWorld. The gist of the presentation is that Googles flat management structure fosters innovation and good ideas get percolating faster with Web-based apps that allow engineers to find information and collaborate.
  • TRENDS IN THE LIVING NETWORKS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012
    [Engineering] Using network perspectives to visualize changing culture and meaning
    It allows for better understanding of how certain features are being recast or modified or for engineering how an unexpected ingredient might come into play. I’m a big fan of Tim Stock ‘s work, which weaves together a deep network perspective with a rich view of how culture is changing informed by semiotic analysis. I earlier shared one of his presentations in a post on how the culture of luxury is changing.
  • JOHN BATTELLE'S SEARCHBLOG  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2012
    [Engineering] Google Responds: No,That’s Not How Facebook Deal Went Down (Oh, And I Say: The Search Paradigm Is Broken)
    Well, that’d be Facebook pages that any search engine can crawl – information on Facebook that people *want* search engines to know about. Google might well have responded by narrowing the deal, saying “Fine, you don’t build a search engine, and we won’t build a social network. ( image ) I’ve just been sent an official response from Google to the updated version of my story posted yesterday ( Compete To Death, or Cooperate to Compete? ).
  • GREEN CHAMELEON  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2010
    [Engineering] Organising Knowledge » Towards a Taxonomy of DJ-ing
    www.straitsknowledge.com blog articles how-to guides events publications book videos about Towards a Taxonomy of DJ-ing Pedro Lopes, a musician and engineer in Portugal is grappling with putting together a taxonomy of DJ-ing. From his early thinking , it looks to me like it needs a faceted approach. What do you think? Posted by Patrick Lambe on 04/01/10 at 12: 45 PM | Categories: Taxonomy | Permalink 0 Comment so far Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.
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