[internet librarian] Search tools

David Weinberger

Gary Price from Infodocket is moderating a panel on what’s new in search. The first speaker is from Blekko.com , which he says “is thought of as the third search engine” in the US market. It features info from authoritative sources. ” When you search for “kate spade” you get authenticated Kate Spade fashion stuff. Searching for big brother and privacy first asks you to disambiguate and then pulls together results.

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Searching The "Small Here"

Steven Berlin Johnson

Search doesn't yet reflect those shifting definitions of where we are, the true radius of our interest. Yes, you can search a map at Google or Bing or on your iPhone--along with a thousand other directory sites. contains two search fields: "what" and "where."

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A new Google “feature”

Doc Searls

On that search, by the way, Bing does a better job. I’ve written a lot of stuff on the Web, and when I need to find some of it, Google is where I go. Lately, however, the going hasn’t been quite as good, because Google most of the time asks me if I want to spell my surname differently. For example, if I look up searls infrastructure , I get “Did you mean: Searles infrastructure “? I never used to get that. Now I do.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Radical New Innovation at Outside.in: Search!

Steven Berlin Johnson

» Radical New Innovation at Outside.in: Search! Forgot to mention that we finally restored search to outside.in. But we decided a few weeks ago to do a little mod of Google site search, which turns out to work very well. Does Apple Think Multitasking Is A Bug Not A Feature?

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Request for feature: Google calendar

David Weinberger

I was hoping that typing a date into the search field would work, but it doesn’t. In fact, searching for something like “5/8/08″ gives results that seem random but undoubtedly have an inner but unhelpful logic. I’d like to be able to jump to a date in Google Calendar by typing in a date, because paging through 15 months takes precious seconds that could otherwise be spent in scratching myself.

Secret Features of Apple's Proposed New Campus - Bob Sutton

Bob Sutton

Search. This is especially true when it comes to selfish behavior; unvarnished self-interest is a learned social norm, not an unwavering feature of human behavior. How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy| Featured HBR Article. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Rakesh Khurana: Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs. Bob Sutton.

Search Inside Yourself with Chade-Meng Tan

Dan Pink

” As part of that mission, he developed a personal growth curriculum at Google called “Search Inside Yourself.” How did the Search Inside Yourself program come about? Search Inside Yourself takes an entirely different approach. Chade-Meng Tan is an amazing guy.

Mobile Learning: Making Content Available Anytime, Anywhere


Whether searching for just-in-time information or taking a formal learning course, this type of varied mobile interaction isn’t out of the ordinary in today’s workforce. Blog Resources featured blogs introductory content

Searching for the Alzheimer’s key

Mind Hacks

The project was featured in The New York Times last year and we also covered some of the background to the research at the time.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: Alexa (and Amazon) Let It All Hang Out

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « Hong Kong In Motion | Main | The Kids Are Crazy For Resource Management Strategies » Alexa (and Amazon) Let It All Hang Out Clearly this is a Big Deal : The Alexa Web Search Platform provides public access to the vast web crawl collected by Alexa Internet.

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Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative"

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Friday, 14 January 2011 Enterprise microblogging: measuring true value "is relative" Yammer announced a new feature yesterday : Leaderboards Leaderboards gives users access to statistics about their network activity. Business or Pleasure? -

The New Polymath Booktour - Amsterdam

Martijn Linssen

why not both Home About Contact Wednesday, 14 July 2010 The New Polymath Booktour - Amsterdam Amsterdam event 13:00 - 13:45, 21st July 2010, Capgemini, Amsterdam, Hoogoorddreef 15 Featured Speaker : Vinnie Mirchandani, author of the recently published book, The New Polymath.

stevenberlinjohnson.com: #10 With A Bullet

Steven Berlin Johnson

stevenberlinjohnson.com « Dean | Main | Oldies But Goodies » #10 With A Bullet Despite the fact that he is only five days old, and hasnt even fully mastered putting his fingers in his mouth, our little Dean Berlin Johnson is now the #10 result on Google when you search for "dean."

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Ngram Faceoff: Hope and fear | Daniel Pink

Dan Pink

Ngram Faceoff: Hope and fear During this quiet holiday week, we’ve decided to roll out a new feature on the Pink Blog — something we call the Ngram Faceoff. Our friends at google mischieviously ADD something to the search. Dan Pink. Contact. Follow Dan on Twitter. About Dan.

The World Cafe Community – Virtual Cafes? | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Amy Lenzo on 24 Oct 2008 at 12:58 pm Obviously my search algorithms suck because I’m just finding this post!

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Steven Berlin Johnson

for a night, staying in Marina Del Rey, and I decide to head out this morning in search of a Starbucks. Does Apple Think Multitasking Is A Bug Not A Feature? stevenberlinjohnson.com « | Main | » So Im in L.A. I do a little Googlemapping and find one that looks like its a nice walk away: a stroll along the marina, and then a left turn onto a road about a half a mile down.

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Top 10 Learning Tools for 2019

Clark Quinn

For the latter, in particular, the outlining features in Word are a necessity for me. DuckDuckGo: I’ve largely replaced Google for search, but search (and Wikipedia) are powerful learning opportunities.

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Xyleme Named a Top 20 Authoring Tool for 2018 by Training Industry


This seventh annual list is designed to help buy-side organizations in their searches for the right training partners. Breadth and quality of authoring tool features and capabilities. Feb 12th 2018 – Xyleme, Inc. was named by Training Industry a 2018 Top 20 Authoring Tool.

5 Defining Characteristics of a “Next Gen” LCMS


Allows users to search and find content. While these features are all beneficial, they no longer go far enough to fully meet the needs of the modern learning organization. But, as any learning and development professional can tell you, it’s not just about features and functions.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Hey buddy, can you spare $1600?

Mark Oehlert

"As you should know by now this amazing keyboard features a tiny screen on each key. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Seafood Selector from the Environmental Defense Fund | Main | Check out Spore on the iPhone!

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Kindle.The Universal Textbook?

Mark Oehlert

Not a bad feature list. Again this is first gen and just like with the iPhone, I'm sure there is a software/firmware upgrade path to add some of this features.

Ya(cht) gotta love the Web

Doc Searls

A giant yacht was anchored just outside the harbor in Santa Barbara for much of this past week: Among its impressive features (though not especially visible in this, my shitty photo) is the helicopter on one of the aft decks. And search engines. SPECIAL FEATURES.

Links for 2008-10-03 [del.icio.us]

Clark Quinn

Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers : eLearning Technology. Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Screencast: Using Widgets to Build Community on Blogs Featured on NTEN Blog. 10 Steps to Building an Online Media Empire. Create Your Own Blog Network. E-Networks: If You Can't Beat 'Em, Join 'Em. Tech Connects: Mentoring Tools. LinkedIn Tips and Tweaks: Do More with your LinkedIn Account. LinkedIn for Finding Expertise : eLearning Technology.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « The World Continues to Get Spikier, not Flatter | Main | Netvibes Ginger - Promote on Blog Feature test » March 06, 2008 Recent Podcasts from Harvard and Wesley Freyer on Innovation, Learning Orgs and IP HBR IdeaCast 80: Where Does Strategic Innovation Come From?

Bing can’t find Windows 10 Ten Cents sale…but Google can

David Weinberger

None of the rest of the results on the first page of the Bing search gets you anywhere close. Same search at Google: The top hit (a Microsoft ad) takes you to the same generic front page of the Microsoft Store as the second hit on Bing, which makes no mention of the $0.10

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2016 Top Tools for Learning

Charles Jennings

Google Search: ‘Professor’ Google is still the person I call on whenever I need a quick answer to a question or problem. Google search will no doubt play a role in raising that to a new level. The tagging and search functionality is good.

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Images processed 60K faster? No! And more…

Clark Quinn

Just search on “images processed 60K times faster than text” You’ll get lots of citations, and a few debunkings. Is there a plausible scenario when you did beneath the surface features. Recently, I’ve run into the claim that images are processed 60K times faster than text. And, folks, it’s a myth. More over, it’s exemplary of bad practices in business.

I Wrote a 90,000 Word Book Entirely in Evernote

Dan Pontefract

I used Evernote because of these key features : access, snippets, notebooks & layout and search. I searched the works of others that I store in Evernote as well. Take that Microsoft Word. Sorry Scrivener and Pages.

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Learning Experience Portals?

Clark Quinn

People need to be able to see relevant resources in a good default organization, have the ability to reorganize to a different default, and search. Federate the portal and search over all the sources of resources, not some subset. What is a learning experience platform?

Me On Twitter On TIME On Twitter

Steven Berlin Johnson

This week's cover of TIME features a story that I wrote about Twitter and innovation. Actually, that's not quite right: this week's cover features a tweet that I posted about the cover story I wrote for TIME about Twitter.



Features of an LCMS. Faceted, Object Search. ?. ?. The Learning and Development industry, like any other, has been inundated with new technologies and tools for learning.

The Productivity Paradox: Digital Abundance and Scarce Genius

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A striking feature of digital technologies is their replicability at low or even zero cost, enabling digital innovations to spread almost instantly around the world. Despite the relentless advances of digital technologies, productivity growth has been declining over the past decade.

How Will AI Likely Impact How We Work, Live and Play?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The auto industry has been adding L1 features to cars for over 40 years, and more advanced L2 features for the past two decades. While some of the features are aimed at user convenience, safety has been far and away the overriding objective.

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Will your privacy completely vanish? It depends how we use facial recognition

Trends in the Living Networks

Schmidt did suggest that, while Google may not build a facial recognition search system, “some company, by the way, is going to cross that line.” ” Now Google+’s photo app has just launched a feature called Find My Face.

Customer Learning, a largely unexploited marketing strategy

Jay Cross

Google’s course on power searching is a brilliant marketing move. Power Searching with Google features: Six 50-minute classes. As retailer Sy Syms used to say, “The best customer is an educated customer.”

Friday’s favourites

Harold Jarche

Any I wish to keep for later are added to my social bookmarks and categorized for easier search and retrieval. This is extremely difficult to do using the Twitter search system.” Further, it illuminates concerns that re-finding is perhaps poorly supported by the Twitter search feature.

The Economic Value of Artificial Intelligence

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Highest potential use cases: Autonomous fleets for ride sharing; Semi-autonomous features such as driver assist; Engine monitoring and predictive, autonomous maintenance.

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Tagging the National Archives

David Weinberger

The National Archives is going all tag-arrific on us: The Online Public Access prototype ( OPA ) just got an exciting new feature — tagging! As you search the catalog, we now invite you to tag any archival description, as well as person and organization name records, with the keywords or labels that are meaningful to you.

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Survey shows people take training as infrequently as they go to a conference; but they learn continuously in other ways

Jane Hart

how to use a software feature, carry out an job task or professional activity)? . Search the Social Web (using Google. or another search engine). Search the organisational intranet. Search the organisational LMS/.

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The Coming Robotics Revolution

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

are extremely difficult for robots… it is hard for a machine to differentiate between features that belong to a scene it has already observed and features of a new scene that happens to contain some of the same objects.” .

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Jay Cross

My workscape could include participating in a community of field technicians, looking things up on a search engine, and living in France for three months. Provide a single, simple, all-in-one interface, like that provided by Google for search.

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Un-Sucking the Touchpoint

Adaptive Path

Death to Features. I’ve been working with, and designing for, “features and functionality” going on 15 years. A while back I was speaking at a conference and I described the role the touchpoint played in helping make sense of a cross-channel service.

The Evolution of the Firm

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Transaction costs are incurred in obtaining goods and services outside the firm, such as searching for the right people, negotiating a contract, coordinating the work, managing intellectual property and so on.

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