“Are Search and Social ousting L&D?”
APRIL 28, 2015
Although the Learning and Workplace Survey is still open, the results of 3,500 people* who rated the importance (value/usefulness) of 10 different ways of learning in the workplace are shown below – ranked by their combined Very Important + Essential scores with the red shaded areas and red figures highlighting where the most responses have been received. Rank Results of […]. Social learning
The Pull of Narrative – In Search of Persistent Context
MAY 23, 2011
We live in a world of ever more change and choice , a world where we have far more opportunity than ever to achieve our potential. That kind of world is enormously exciting, and full of options. But it is also highly disorienting, threatening to overwhelm us with sensory and mental overload. In that kind of world, the ability to provide persistent context becomes paradoxically ever more valuable.
The 9 kinds of context that will define contextual search
JANUARY 18, 2011
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. The current greatest focus in using context in search is location.
Grimmelman non search neutrality
JANUARY 23, 2011
James Grimmelmann, whose writing on the Google Books settlement I’ve found helpful, has written an article about the incoherence of the concept of “search neutrality — “the idea that search engines should be legally required to exercise some form of even-handed treatment of the websites they rank. (He blogs about it here.)
40% of the search traffic to danpontefract.com is because of the term ‘facebook’
AUGUST 28, 2013
I thought I’d make use of the Jetpack statistics function that comes with my WordPress installation of this site to determine what terms people entered into a search engine over the past year that brought them directly to danpontefract.com.
The search for a genetic killer
JANUARY 9, 2013
The medical examiner for the Sandy Hook shooting has requested a genetic analysis of killer Adam Lanza. Following this, a powerful editorial in the science magazine Nature has condemned the move suggesting it is “misguided and could lead to dangerous stigmatization.”
The evolution of search will refine the spectrum of quality in media
JANUARY 21, 2011
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.
Search Inside Yourself with Chade-Meng Tan
OCTOBER 10, 2012
” 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.
In search of invisible violence
JUNE 22, 2011
NPR Radio covers an amazing inattentional blindness experiment that investigated how easy it is to miss a vicious beating in the street – after a policemen was convicted of ignoring an attack during a pursuit.
The search for the terrorist ‘type’
APRIL 28, 2016
BBC World Service has an excellent radio documentary on the history and practice of terrorist profiling. Unlike many pieces on the psychology of terrorism, which tend to take a Hollywood view of the problem, it’s an insightful, critical and genuinely enlightening piece on the false promises and possibilities of applied psychology in the service of stopping terrorists.
FEBRUARY 2, 2009
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.
Reduce Searching Start Talking
APRIL 14, 2009
The research would seem to suggest that it's more than just an uneasy feeling after searching, but the reality is that you likely are missing things. The bottom line is to reduce the amount of time you spend search and spend more time talking.
Searching for the Alzheimer’s key
JUNE 12, 2011
BBC Radio 4′s Crossing Continents has an excellent programme on how an extended family in Colombia with an inherited form of dementia are providing clues that may help us understand Alzheimer’s disease.
Who forces Google to remove search results because of copyright claims?
SEPTEMBER 4, 2012
Tayob, Google has released data on which organizations request certain search results be suppressed because of copyright issues. million URLs from Google’s search results. million copyright takedowns for search… and here we are in just May of 2012, and they’re already processing over 1.2 According to a post at TechDirt by Riaz K. From TechDirt: It may be a bit surprising, but at the top of the list? Microsoft, who has apparently taken down over 2.5
[liveblog][act-tiac] A federal portal in the age of search?
OCTOBER 26, 2015
“In a world where everyone can search and has apps, is a web portal relevant?,” Now people arrive through search. Someone has a general idea, but not informed enough to search. Sarah Crane , Dir., Federal Citizen Information Center, GSA., is going to talk about USA.gov. ” she asks. NOTE: Live-blogging. Getting things wrong. Missing points. Omitting key information. Introducing artificial choppiness. Over-emphasizing small matters. Paraphrasing badly.
Full-text searching Harvard Library
MAY 13, 2014
Harvard is digitizing many of them, but as of now you cannot do a full text search of them. You can do full-text searches of them. So, I wrote a little app that lets you search Google Books for text, and then matches up the results with books in Harvard Library.
DECEMBER 1, 2008
The most recent aha is the learning associated with kids search behavior. So, for my kids search has become the starting point for a lot and they know that define: and Wikipedia provide starting points.
JULY 17, 2009
Tags: google search bing wolframalpha
Bring in the serendipity dial – for search, music and beyond
JANUARY 20, 2011
Over the last decade the rise of collaborative filtering hasn’t quite met my expectations, but still is used extensively in music, movies, news, and other content, and implicitly in search.
MARCH 4, 2009
What are Conversation Searches? 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. So, I think of these searches as conversation searches, not vanity searches.
[internet librarian] Search tools
OCTOBER 22, 2012
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. ” When you search for “kate spade” you get authenticated Kate Spade fashion stuff. Weblib.com describes itself on its site as “Natural Language Processing Tools and Customizable Knowledge Bases for Semantic Search and Discovery Applications.”
AUGUST 14, 2009
Search engines are easier because they have already trained us how to talk to them. We eventually learn that quoting a phrase searches for exactly that phrase. ’ is way worse than “Moby-Dick harpoonist’ I have no idea what the curve of query sophistication looks like, but most of us have been trained to one degree or another by the search engines who are our masters and our betters.
Jay Cross's Informal Learning
NOVEMBER 15, 2009
Similar Site Search reads one site’s tags and proceeds to find sites like it. Of course, I could always do this.
Searching The "Small Here"
Steven Berlin Johnson
OCTOBER 27, 2009
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."
Twitter Search #myonlineorigins
SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
So I was tickled to be led to Twitter / Search – #myonlineorigins. I’m always interested in where people started in their “practice no matter what the practice. What are your online origins? Photo Credit: quapan.
Searching for news media that support Schema.org
MARCH 26, 2015
I just posted a tiny little site — even uglier than usual — that lets you search for a particular news media site. Thanks to a suggestion from Dan Brickley, it’s using a custom search engine from Google. One of the parameters permitted by custom search engines is to only return items that are one of Schema.org’s types. (I’m
Who searches for "knowledge jobs" says A LOT
JANUARY 22, 2015
Who searches for the term "knowledge jobs" says a lot about where economic prosperity will reside in the United States. People in these cities search for that term more than people in any other city: 1.Portland 2.Washington, DC 3.Houston 4.Seattle 5.New York 6.Chicago 7.Los Angeles.
Twitter as Search Engine or Community Seed
MARCH 6, 2009
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. Do you use Twitter as a search engine?
Visual Aids for Search
OCTOBER 1, 2009
Just when you think you know what you’re doing on the Web, along comes another tool. In Borrowing from the Library to Support Workplace Learning , Michele Martin gives some great advice and links to several tools.
stevenberlinjohnson.com: Radical New Innovation at Outside.in: Search!
Steven Berlin Johnson
SEPTEMBER 24, 2007
» 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.
In Defense of Data Centrism
DECEMBER 23, 2010
Home About Complexity Reading List Knowledge Management Reading List In Defense of Data Centrism John 0 comments Education System Dec 23 In the never ending search to know “what works,” we have a few choices.
JULY 7, 2010
why not both Home About Contact Thursday, 8 July 2010 ReTweet relativity One of the tools I made recently is my own Search tool that I use to make hashtag Tweet Collections. Business or Pleasure? -
Google Blog Search Problems
NOVEMBER 25, 2008
I rely pretty heavily on Google Blog Search to help me find people who are citing blog posts of mine so that I can see that kind of conversation. Unfortunately, it looks like Google Blog Search has decided that they will now include the entire contents of the web page rather than just the contents of the RSS feed. What this means is that I now get links to every post where the author includes my blog in their blog roll. This completely defeats my purpose.
Rapid eLearning Search [Stupid Google Results]
AUGUST 11, 2010
I did a search for rapid eLearning and the following is a screen shot showing the results with arrows added for one that I really don’t understand. It’s NOT because of personalized search. This is stupid but struck me funny.
The REAL real time search
OCTOBER 22, 2009
Blog search is mighty thin in Wikipedia. While “real time is heating up as a topic, real time search seems to have fallen off the radar of everybody other than itself. It begins, Web search, real-time search and social search. Hey, why not the search engines that have been looking at real time for the duration? Here’s IceRocket on real time search as a string. Like a search engine ought to be. It’s blog search too.
Design for Search
MAY 27, 2008
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.
Free book on search interfaces
JULY 7, 2009
flamenco ) , has written a a definitive book on user interfaces to search engines. Tags: search google user_interfaces everything_is_miscellaneous Berkeley’s Marti Hearst , who was way ahead of everyone else in faceted classification (e.g., And it’s up on the Web for free, if that’s the way you roll. Thanks, Marti!
Open source search result clustering
JANUARY 9, 2009
That was the search engine that did an amazing job of dynamically clustering search results into folders based on their topic or area. Jon Lehto, of Monster.com, who pointed this out to me, notes that Carrot2 builds categories from search results (configurable number), and the user doesn’t need to ‘own’ the search data.. BTW, Northern Light is still around, although not for public Web searching. Remember Northern Light ?
Doc Searls Weblog · Getting out of Live Search hell
OCTOBER 22, 2007
But afterwards her PC ran slower, and now insists on trying to run Live Search, no matter what, when she runs Internet Explorer. There were some check boxes at the end of the install process to make live search the default. An “Add Search Provider text box will appear.
Content Search Use Cases
MARCH 5, 2007
A recent example - Content Search: Use Cases - which explores some of the different ways we search for things and helps us think about when Google might be a good answer and when it's likely not Ray Sims has been doing great stuff on his blog. He does a great job of breaking down topics into smaller pieces.