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. My intent here is to possibly expand the options for the average knowledge worker to be able to search a bit better than they do today. Yes, I personally use Google 95%+ for searching. But I do sometimes jump to other search engines. Search.

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Full-text searching Harvard Library

David Weinberger

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. But please note that this HOLLIS full-text search thingy is NOT a project done by our highly innovative and highly skilled developers. There are two types of matches.

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The search for the terrorist ‘type’

Mind Hacks

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.

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Searching for news media that support

David Weinberger

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’s types. (I’m

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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. In fact, that kind of query is so dominant that it has become the standard definition of "local search."If If you're doing local search, you're looking for a dentist or a car mechanic. contains two search fields: "what" and "where."

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Conversation Searches

Tony Karrer

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. By finding them, I'm able to engage in a type of slow, network conversation.

Search 100 Radical New Innovation at Search!

Steven Berlin Johnson

» Radical New Innovation at Search! Forgot to mention that we finally restored search to We had a pretty lame search function in the original iteration of the site, which we decided to just kill off because it wasnt very useful (and, perhaps because it wasnt useful, no one was using it.) But we decided a few weeks ago to do a little mod of Google site search, which turns out to work very well. Error type: Your comment has been posted.

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Reduce Searching Start Talking

Tony Karrer

But our findings dispute the claim that different types of knowledge are substitutes for each other. Instead, we show that appropriately matching the type of knowledge used to the requirements of the task at hand -- quality, signaling or speed -- is critical if a firm's knowledge capabilities are to translate into improved performance of its projects." The bottom line is to reduce the amount of time you spend search and spend more time talking.

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The 9 kinds of context that will define contextual search

Trends in the Living Networks

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. Clearly it is a nonsense to always get the same search result, irrespective of who you are and all of the conditions surrounding the search. Interface being used and previous use of that type of device. The current greatest focus in using context in search is location.

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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.

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.

More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name”) | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

What type of topics would you like to see? Home About Full Circle Contact Resources Wiki Full Circus Full Circle Associates connections for a changing world, online and offline… Apr 29 2008 More on community management (part 3 or “what’s in a name&# ) Published by Nancy White at 6:57 am under community , facilitation , networks , online facilitation , online interaction , social media photo credit: os?to

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology)

Mark Oehlert

» February 11, 2008 "MIT Researchers Advance Lecture Capture with Search Capabilities" (Campus Technology) ( story link ) Now this is what I call an *LMS (lecture management system). e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Picnik: My new favorite online photo editor | Main | GDC Update 1: Geez My Hotel Room is Small!

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: The Next Revolution in Interactions

John Hagel

Confronted by accelerating change, Western executives search desperately for “safe harbors”, sources of advantage that will give them some respite from growing competitive pressures. Error type: Your comment has been posted. Edge Perspectives with John Hagel Exploration of emerging innovations on a broad array of edges that are rising up to challenge the core About Recent Posts The Great Reset Passion and Flow Economic Recovery? Dont Count On It.

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! The difficulty of typing and listening at the same time and the value of perhaps providing quite time to type some initial thoughts and then go around the virtual table to hear from each person. •

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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. Other movies that won "The Constant Gardner", "Syriana", and every movie nominated for best picture seemed to be either very complex or at the least food for thought type movies. « | Main | » So Im in L.A.

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Free Sales Tools Reps Can’t Live Without


In this article, we’ll explain the types of free sales tools, their uses, and how to build a sales software stack that helps you find and close more business. Types of Free Sales Tools 3. Types of Free Sales Tools.

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Returning to constraints

Dave Snowden

My objection to Taleb’s anti-fragile for example is not that the idea doesn’t have value, but systems that grow stronger through failure have been known for a long time and in my reading are seen as a type of resilience.

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Buzzword: Micro-learning


Post Type: Blog post. If you’re like me, you’re probably starting to get a bit tired of people adding their particular spin to learning – all in search of the holy grail that is the “right way” to make learning happen. I was introduced recently to a new buzz word making its way across the learning & development industry: Micro-learning.

Bravais 3.0: Taking Learning Beyond the LMS to Analytics & Personalization


Post Type: Blog post. What should come as news to, well, no one, is that in the age of search, social, mobile, and now, wearable technologies, learner expectations have changed dramatically. What should also come as no surprise is that corporate Learning & Development (L&D) organizations have been slow in responding to these changes, with over 80% of training still delivered in a formal manner via ILT, virtual and self-paced eLearning. read more. Products

Homo Narrans: of infinite-resource- and-sagacity,

Dave Snowden

That capture also allows us the create a serendipitous mechanism of search. This type of search increases the chance of serendipitous discovery of the unexpected and creating increases resilience.

The Social Network Is the Computer

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

“Human beings have always been a social species,” writes MIT professor Sinan Aral in the opening paragraph of The Hype Machine , his recently published book. “We’ve been communicating, cooperating, and coordinating with one another since we were hunting and gathering.”

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Your integrity for a.t-shirt?

Mark Oehlert

A little while back, I looked at a new search product named PowerSet. Factz show up whenever you type in a topic name found in Wikipedia or when you ask a simple question. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « EduPunk? Please tell me this is the start and not the end | Main | Massive Catch-Up Issue #1413 (Games, Virtual Worlds, banking concepts and more) » June 11, 2008 Your integrity for a.t-shirt? shirt?

Mobile Learning: Making Content Available Anytime, Anywhere


Mobile learning, also called M-learning or mLearning, is any type of content that is developed or consumed on mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, and including anything from podcasts to full eLearning courses. 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.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Map of the Blogosphere | Main | Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others » March 27, 2008 Semi-Daily Quote/Lyric/Words of Others “Common to most anthropologists is a contrarian readiness to search out diverse, improbable kinds of patterning, to be skeptical of commonly accepted categories or boundaries, and to employ varying temporal and geographic scales as tools of inquiry.”

“… intire of it selfe”

Dave Snowden

An early effort kicked this off back in 2016 and there are more posts if you search for ‘constraints’ on the website. Soil fertility is heavily impacted by a type of fungus known as mycorrhizae which has a symbiotic relationship with the plant.

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Mobile Learning: Anytime, Anywhere


Mobile learning, also called M-learning, is any type of content that is developed or consumed on mobile devices, such as on smartphones and tablets. She searches for the company’s latest performance review procedures and begins taking notes on action items. 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.

Are you able to personalize your content? LCMS 3.7 can help you!


Post Type: Blog post. This is because they are getting used to obtain a personalized experience in their day to day life: their personalized news feed on Facebook, their personalized product recommendations on Amazon or their personalized restaurant search results on Yelp. More and more, users are demanding that their learning be personalized.

Twlevetide 20:3 Abstraction & codification

Dave Snowden

Do a search on Boisot on our web site and you will have a lot of material to read. There are a load of posts on this if you search and it is the key practice in the complex domain of Cynefin. A sort if It this is the case, then this should work type approach which has been successful.

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Anybody Else Notice How Much Context Amazon is Now Wrapping Around A Book?

Mark Oehlert

I mean check out the photo here.and if you cant see this well enough.just go search for a book. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Potential Quote of the Day. Main | Croquet Virtual World Demo » September 23, 2007 Anybody Else Notice How Much Context Amazon is Now Wrapping Around A Book?

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): New Web 2.0 Visualization/Explanation from Ross Dawson

Mark Oehlert

we continue to search for explanations that resonate some sense of capturing what is really going on here. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Blogger/Blogspot Will Not Resolve To *.mil mil domains | Main | Quote of the Day » August 17, 2007 New Web 2.0 Visualization/Explanation from Ross Dawson I find it interesting that even as we stand hip deep in the curved corner and pastel colored waters of Web 2.0,…now for datasets!

David Weinberger

The major search engines — Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex — notice this markup and use it to provide more precise search results, and also to display results in ways that present the information more usefully. For example, if a recipe on a page is marked up with terms, the search engine can identify the list of ingredients and let you search on them (“Please find all recipes that use butter but not garlic”) and display them in a more readable away.

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Changing Role of the LMS


Post Type: Blog post. Just do a quick search for “LMS is dead” and you’ll find many blog posts, articles, webinars and conference presentations discussing its demise. It seems that, for years, people have been writing obituaries for the corporate Learning Management System (LMS). Some people, myself included, have even been actively working towards this end trying to hasten its death through carefully worded argument and debate.

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Library as starting point

David Weinberger

The survey confirms that many libraries have responded to this by moving to a single-search-box strategy, mimicking Google. You just type in a couple of words about what you’re looking for and it searches across every type of item and every type of system for managing those items: images, archival files, books, maps, museum artifacts, faculty biographies, syllabi, databases, biological specimens… Just like Google.

What is wrong with (higher) education?

Clark Quinn

The Predictive Analytics work that Ellen Wagner did is the type of opportunity we have here. The ‘developing you as an individual’ is really building your more general skills: communicating, working with others, a positive attitude, knowing how to search, etc.

Request for feature: Google calendar

David Weinberger

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. 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.

How Not to Adopt an LCMS


Store content in a single repository so that it is easy to search, find, and reuse. While template is a four-letter word in some training organizations, organizations can gain huge efficiency by standardizing a rich library of screen layouts, interaction types, and content structures that learning and development teams can choose from when designing content.

Five Steps to Making Your Content Mobile Ready


One of four online searches is currently conducted on a mobile device 2. Sales-type employees require mobile learning for different types of quick content consumption. Xyleme customers understand the power of being able to access this type of information on demand, and recognize that a tablet or smartphone is not simply another window into the Learning Management System.

OED goes paperless

David Weinberger

stimulated search engine innovation. To search the OED intelligently, the search engine would have to understand the structure of entries, so that it could distinguish the use of a word as that which is being defined, the use of it within a definition, the use of it within an illustrative quote, etc. SGML was perfect for this type of structure, and the Open Text SGML search engine came out of that research.

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Narrative as abductive acts of knowing

Dave Snowden

Searching by story or by document and discovering those links provides a richer working environment than the traditional knowledge management approach of text with search engines and taxonomies. Managing all three types of knowledge and critically the flow and interaction between them is key to organisations and society alike.

The Squirrel of Judgement

Dave Snowden

A brief google search shows no clear origin although there might be a link to the addition of a happy squirrel card to the Tarot deck. I use different types of music in background when I am writing articles and the type of music influences the writing style. Sometimes one of those viral images on Facebook is just too good not to promote and I love this one.

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Increase Your Productivity and Your Happiness

21 Days to Happiness

A great model for this type of work-break time management is the Pomodoro Method. You can also do a quick search on YouTube or wherever you download apps to find either a video with Pomodoro intervals marked or an app to manage the intervals for you. Increase your effectiveness with this simple technique We all seem to be so busy these days! Being busy can add extra pressure to our schedules and mean that we need to be extra productive.

Consulting in the Time of Corona (virus)

Dave Snowden

SenseMaker®’s ability to collect the type of information that is required for consultation of workforce and population makes it attractive when traditional consulting is not viable, and at scales that allow for data collection over a greater diversity of perspectives. In the past 2 weeks, I have been called into a few urgent conference calls with partners and clients.