Search

Tony Karrer

This post likely will be quite a bit different because I'm convinced that most people have used different search tools enough that they are pretty comfortable with their current search behaviors. Yes, I personally use Google 95%+ for searching. Search.

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Conversation Searches

Tony Karrer

What are Conversation Searches? I often present around my Information Radar tools and methods, particularly my use of an RSS Reader. During those presentations, I'll mention what are sometimes called "vanity searches." These searches look for any mention of your name, company, URLs across blogs and other sites. For me, these searches primarily allow me to see what people are saying in response to something that I've put out there.

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[internet librarian] Search tools

David Weinberger

Gary Price from Infodocket is moderating a panel on what’s new in search. Omitting key information. The first speaker is from Blekko.com , which he says “is thought of as the third search engine” in the US market. “You don’t want your health information to come from some blog.” ” When you search for “kate spade” you get authenticated Kate Spade fashion stuff.

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Learn Informal Learning Informally

Jay Cross

Next month I’ll be offering an experiential workshop on Informal Learning through Jane Hart’s Social Learning Center. By the close of the workshop, you will be able to… understand what informal learning is, how it works, why it’s important. Informal Learning Just Jay

Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed

Nancy White

Twitter as a search engine. But I never really conceptualized it as search. First, I searched for something for me. But you have to have a question in mind to make the search meaningful beyond curiosity. On the information side I found: SavingEveryday : Off to work!

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The 9 kinds of context that will define contextual search

Ross Dawson

One of the many topics I discussed was the rise of contextual search. Looking back over the last decade, I think it’s fair to say that the search experience has not evolved much. Country, town, and proximity to points of interest including shops, informing what is accessible.

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Design for Search

Tony Karrer

Most of our activity is looking up information, so the most common use case is search, evaluate, keep, organize. The rest search and get straight there. Interesting post by Donald Clark that points to a BCC article - Web users 'getting more selfish'. The article is a bit over the top in terms of headline, but it's main point is: people are becoming much less patient when they go online.

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Beyond Search - REAP

Tony Karrer

via Jack Vinson's post Knowledge workers do more than search , found the article: Beyond Search is REAP. The point is that searching is really just the beginning for most activities. From the post: Beyond Search is REAP - Retrieve, Extract, Arrange, Present. We're still not there with the deeper tools and the whole experience we desire for truly reaping the value from all that's available to us on the Internet.

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Musing on Google’s Power Searching Course and marketing

Jay Cross

Today I completed Google’s Power Searching Course. Do I know any more about search than I did ten days ago? You can narrow a search by date. Previously I approached Google searches much like looking something up in an encyclopedia or dictionary.

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Information Radar

Tony Karrer

You need information radar that continuously scans for new, quality information that you should be aware of. Information Addiction Let me start this topic with a word of caution. This reaction causes you to seek more information.

Meatware based search

Euen Semple

One the most powerful uses of the large forum we had within the BBC was as a way of finding information. Being able to ask tens of thousands of staff where to find the information you needed and say why you needed it and then having people suggest documents which from their perspective met your need and point to them with a URL was very powerful. Contextual colour and human interpretation trump technology based search every time.

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[liveblog][act-tiac] A federal portal in the age of search?

David Weinberger

Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., “In a world where everyone can search and has apps, is a web portal relevant?,” Omitting key information. Now people arrive through search. USA.gov is a platform that offers a full suite of bilingual products, built around a single structured API: information, contacts, social media, etc. Someone has a general idea, but not informed enough to search. Sarah Crane , Dir.,

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Search - Implications on Knowledge Work

Tony Karrer

This post was sparked by a couple of recent articles: Babson Knowledge: How Google Plans to Change the Scope of Googling (And Why Information and Knowledge Workers Should Care). InfoWorld: Reinventing the Intranet These articles point out what we already know: It is generally easier to find stuff that is in the mass of public information than it is to find stuff inside our own corporations. But, likely, you are at fault as well, after all, What desktop search are you using?

Information shadows and spimes

Dave Gray

Information shadows and spimes , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. In his book Smart Things , Mike Kuniavsky talks about the information shadow as an essential element of a smart thing.

Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

I need information faster than that. Yesterday I created a screen cast on LinkedIn for Finding Expertise. Today, I saw a post on our Free - Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals where someone said: I am currently trying to find a SME experienced with Moodle (a CMS/LMS) and WizIQ (synchronous web class technology). I posted a query about this to several of the groups that I've joined on LinkedIn and have received about a dozen responses so far.

The evolution of search will refine the spectrum of quality in media

Ross Dawson

Search is not getting better, or it certainly seems that way. 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.

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[2b2k][liveblog] Wayne Wiegand: Libraries beyond information

David Weinberger

Omitting key information. He did much of his research by searching newspaper archives, finding letters to the editors as well as articles. For most of its history, library info science discourse has focused on what was “useful knowledge” in the 19th century, “best books” in the 20th century, or what we now call “information.” “Stories and libraries as place has been as important, and for many people, more important than information.”

Peer Review vs. Search Engine Places - Quality of Information in a Web 2.0 Sources

Tony Karrer

that discusses whether: scholars would choose (1) to have their work published in the premier journal in their field or (2) to have that work regularly come up on the first screen in an appropriate Google search Having gone through a PhD process and having been in academia for 11 years where you needed to "publish" - this is a really interesting question to me. which comes up first in the Google search of eLearning 2.0. Interesting article from EDUCAUSE Review, vol. 41, no.

Microphones and Audio Information

Tony Karrer

I start by going to eLearning Learning and then I search for something like audio which gets me quickly to a page that's a bunch of great posts and other items all about Audio in eLearning. I just saw a couple of comments on my post Recommended End of Year eLearning Tools Spending?

Reconciling Formal and Informal

Clark Quinn

Recently, there’s been a lot of talk about informal learning, which ends up sounding like formal learning, and this can be confusing. Now, let’s move on to informal learning, as this is where, to me, we have a conflict. This also includes search engines, portals, and more.

The right information is not enough

Harold Jarche

There is quite a bit of research on the significant value of making the right information available to the right person at the right time – and quite a bit of research shows clearly that Enterprise Search has a direct impact on the success of organizations.

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Informal Learning 2.0

Jay Cross

I said our theme is improving performance with “natural/informal/web 2.0/connected/social learning. The new eLeaning is much more informal, collaborative and self-directed. This is what we call Informal Learning 2.0. Informal Learning 2.0 Informal Learning 2.0.

Getting informal in Sao Paolo

Jay Cross

“How are informal conversations transforming our understanding and learning practices in businesses and communities?&#. ON INFORMAL LEARNING. Informal learning rescues very simple and natural aspects of education, added Lucia Annunziata, managing partner of Dobra Aprendizagem.

Information, Money and Related Subjects

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given this intangible character of money, it is not surprising that major advances in information technologies have in turn led to major advances in the way we deal with money and payments. Money is continuing its centuries old transformation from being embodied in objects with intrinsic value, like gold and silver, to being nothing more than information in the digital wallets of our mobile devices as well as in our digital accounts someplace out there in the cloud.

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Informal learning patterns

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Learnscaping describes a dozen learning patterns, e.g. processes that organizations are using to improve performance through networked informal learning. Users navigate via search. Technology is used to generate or analyze information individually.

March 2010 Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Best of Informal Learning Flow. How To Use Video SEO To Jump To The Top Of Google Search Results - TechCrunch , March 10, 2010. Blog – Gravity Emerges from Quantum Information, Say Physicists - Technology Review Feed – Tech Review Top Stories , March 25, 2010. Informal Snake Oil - Informal Learning , March 1, 2010. Tags: Informal Learning March 1, 2010 to April 1, 2010.

Informal Learning Flow

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Since you chose your topic rather than being told, you’re more likely to retain information you find. In the realm of informal learning, I learn from David Weinberger, George Siemens, Nancy White, Ross Dawson, Mark Oehlert, Marcia Conner, and dozens of others. FYI, these links and more adorn the top of my personal search & re-search page.) When someone asked where to get up to speed on informal learning, I haven’t had an ideal place to send them.

The rectangular display of information

David Weinberger

Search engines have traditionally focused on building lists. Increasingly, they’re turning to the rectangular display of information: Boxes and tables. Boxes require extracting the relevant information and presenting it four-square in front of the user. The Google Blog recommends trying searching for dog breeds , broadway shows , catherine zeta-jones date of birth , or zebra.

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Informal Learning Technology

Tony Karrer

There's a fantastic post by Stephen Downes - New Technology Supporting Informal Learning. So as you read this, keep in mind that Stephen was primarily talking about technology that can support a Formal Learning Event that heavily leverages Informal / Social Learning as it's primary mechanism. In some ways, you could say that this might be an interesting model to experiment with as a formal/informal hybrid at the start of some new project.

July Informal Learning Hotlist

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

Informal Learning Flow Hot List. New skills for learning professionals - Informal Learning , July 1, 2009. Enterprise Friendly Social Network Dashboard PeopleBrowsr Launches Real-Time Search , July 10, 2009. Must-Have Google Search Tricks , July 7, 2009. Search Wars: Twitter Versus Google , July 9, 2009. July 1, 2009 to July 30, 2009. Top Posts. The following are the top posts from featured sources based on social signals.

Information overload and Beth’s tips | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Little evil grin) Today is Information Overload Awareness Day. The purpose is to call attention to the problem of Information Overload, how it impacts both individuals and organizations, and what can be done to lessen its impact. Take my information overload quiz.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Alternative and Activist Search Engines

Mark Oehlert

wisdom » June 22, 2007 Alternative and Activist Search Engines So a post here lays out what it would be like to live for a day without using Google for searching. The value is that it lists 100+ alternative search engines that you may not even be aware of. This post lays out a number of search sites that will donate a portion of their ad revenues to charity.

Informal learning hot list for February 2009

Jay Cross

It beats threshing a barrage of chaff to locate the kernels of information you want. The Informal Learning Flow aggregator is beginning to take social signals into account. searches that land on us and that occur on the site, and various other kinds of behaviors. Hot List on Informal Learning. You can harness the same technology to focus searches for information. Informal Learning Flow and RSS and. Innovation Informal Learning Community Web 2.0

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ). Information Overload and Learning.” Jonah Lehrer suggests the danger of too much information is “it can actually interfere with understanding.” Wesley Fryer discusses How are you dealing with TMI?

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Doc Searls Weblog · Maybe they should call it ButtBook

Doc Searls

He adds, The public search listing contains less information than someone could find right after signing up anyway, so we’re not exposing any new information, and you have complete control over your public search listing.

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How to evaluate social and informal learning

Jay Cross

Profiles enable members of the community to search for answers to questions, to expertise, and to the wisdom of experience. Value network analysis could yield economic information that social network analysis fails to cover.

Information Literacy - back to basics

Nancy White

This article from IWR , a recent book from my colleague, Professor Tara Brabazon , as well my experience as an educator at the University of Brighton have got me thinking again about the importance of information literacy for both young and old. Tara certainly hit a nerve a few weeks ago with her proposition that students need to be aware of the problems of relying on search engines such as Google and the increasingly popular reference site, Wikipedia as research tools.

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[2b2k] [berkman] Alison Head on how students seek information

David Weinberger

Alison Head, who is at the Berkman Center and the Library Information Lab this year, but who is normally based at U of Washington’s Info School, is giving a talk called “Modeling the Information-Seeking Process of College Students.” Omitting key information.

experience-sharing vs information-sharing

Harold Jarche

Over a period of time they use metadata such as tags, ratings and comments to provide a layer of information and commentary to the content. Search engines start throwing intelligent results for searches. Knowledge Management = experience-sharing NOT information-sharing – Knoco Stories. Tweet Interesting finds that were shared on Twitter this past week include: “You are what you repeatedly do. Excellence is not an event it is a habit.”

The Formal/Informal Continuum

Clark Quinn

social, informal, [enter your own bizbuzz phrase here] strategy. The interesting thing is how the actions are blurring the notion that there are tight boundaries between formal and informal. Is this social or informal learning? For one, they’re focusing on developing rich semantic underpinnings that will facilitate smart search and rule-driven complex behaviors (read: opportunistic and customized information).

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