Category: Searching

Google Trends.

Kineo has reviewed Google Trends – yet another of Google’s innovations, allowing you to follow search trends over time. I’ve just tried with “Edublogging” and “Edublog”, but unfortunately neither have enough searches to generate data. So, I thought I’d try plagiarism. It seems the Australians are particularly interested in it….

PLEs & Google.

Since attending the PLE workshop, I’ve been mulling over the possibility of using a Google personal page as a form of PLE. I’ve already downloaded Google Notebook, which resides on the lower bar of the browser. I’ve got several different feeds onto my personal page (Gmail, Google Reader, BBC news etc.,), however, there are some…

Google the Magnificent

Icarus Diving has a very funny report on some new feature or other in Google. It’s not one I’ve found before, it seems to be searches that are popular & similar to the one you’re just doing. I love his (her?) theories about why people might be asking “How do you use…?” Via Apophenia…

RedLightGreen

RedLightGreen — Home This seems like a very useful site! It allows searching of academic books/ research papers etc. Once registered, it’s possible to locate your library & then to link to the library page to check availability of the books etc. When I registered initially, there didn’t seem to be the option to set…

A cognitive analysis of tagging

A cognitive analysis of tagging Rashmi Sinha looks at several aspects of tagging. One point she makes is that a single item can have several tags – whereas “categories” suggests that you just have a single “label”. She makes the point that digitally, incorrect categorisation can be problematical – as you have to reassign items…

Editor's week

Editor’s week Emily Bell (editor in chief of the Guardian Unlimited) examines the most popular content on the Guardian’s site. Unlike most Newspaper websites, the guardian doesn’t require registration, nor do the articles expire over a certain time. “Armed and Dangerous” – an article about dolphins trained to shoot terrorists, which may have escaped during…

Search Engine Interfaces

Search Engine Interfaces. A review of search engines, however rather than the standard “number of hits”/ “accuracy of results”, this concentrates on the interface – both for inputting the query, and, probably more usefully outputting the results. They’ve looked at a variety of search engines, some being new to me, while others were, I suspect…