The third panel for today was titled Digital Natives and Professional Searching: Improving the User Experience. Chris Lamb from Thomson Reuters took the podium first with his talk entitled Desperately Seeking Paris in which he talked about Calais a free web service and open API (there are already plugins for Drupal, OpenOffice, WordPress and others) that makes obvious to computers what is obvious to humans. The difference when searching for [ Read More ]
Archive for the ‘Search/Search Engines’ Category
I just learned about Social Mention from ResourceShelf. Social Mention is a social media search engine that searches user-generated content such as blogs, comments, bookmarks, events, news, videos, and microblogging services. It allows you to easily track what people are saying about you, your company, a new product, or any topic across the web’s social media landscape in real-time. I tried it out and like it – but I want [ Read More ]
Not that I was trying to hide, but 123People makes it much easier to find all the info you ever wanted to now about people. I did a search for me and found that most of the results were accurate. Have a little fun and do a search for you or a friend.
From Library Journal: Let Mikael Jacobsen take you on a guided tour through the creation of customized and embeddable maps using Google’s My Maps. Be sure to read this month’s InfoTech feature (Google Maps: You Are Here) to see some innovative map uses at Franklin Park Public Library and elsewhere, and then check out the screencast below!
I just logged into my homepage and click on my Gmail link, like I always do and it opened up in my Google Homepage instead of it’s own window like I’m used to. Seems that Google has redone their homepage to make access to the gadgets different. There is now a menu on the left with your gadgets – you click gadgets there and they open up in your Google [ Read More ]
I keep reading about the new Google Blog Search and how it’s supposed to be a Techmeme killer – but I don’t see why. I read Techmeme via RSS – and I don’t see any such option on the new Google Blog Search homepage for technology – where’s the RSS???
Last year I bookmarked MarkMail and then promptly forgot about it. Today I was searching for someone’s email address and was brought back to MarkMail – wow has it grown!! Searching 4,310 lists and 22,872,030 messages. First list started in November 1992. There are 2,898 active lists, recently accumulating 5,907 messages per day. Basically, MarkMail is a search engine you can use to search mailing lists. It’s built by MarkLogic [ Read More ]
When teaching Flickr, I’ve shown people the neat Flickr Color Picker tool from Krazydad. Today I found a search that goes one step further. In addition to letting you search for just one color, Multicolr Search Labs lets you find pictures which match a color scheme.
Oooo – this looks neat: I haven’t played with it yet, but Google has a Mac search now. If you run into a problem on a Windows computer, all you have to do is type a little description of the problem and Google takes care of the rest; Mac users, on the other hand, often need to include a little context in their search—instead of typing a query like text [ Read More ]
An awesome list of tools from Mary Ellen Bates: Altsearchengines.com – blog of alternative and niche search engines – click the top 100 tab – subscribe to rss feed Keotag – search across web 2.0 sites (technorati, delicious twitter and more) MSN product reviews – search for a specific brand Google’s new n improved timelines – creates a readable page easy to scan and identify trends (find when there was [ Read More ]