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. The current greatest focus in using context in search is location.

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Creating a Return on Investment (ROI) calculation for Enterprise 2.0 and internal social media

Ross Dawson

Chapter 16 of my report Implementing Enterprise 2.0 If so, also have a look at the free chapters from Implementing Enterprise 2.0 Return on Investment for Enterprise 2.0 Time saved searching for information. Reduction in online, phone and other search for information required to do work effectively. Enterprise 2.0 Future of work Social media Social networks Uncategorized Web 2.0

Trending Sources


Jay Cross

Intro: If you want to learn how to fix a pipe, solve a partial differential equation, write software, you are seconds away from know-how via YouTube, Wikipedia and search engines. Informal Learning Web 2.0The Peeragogy Handbook. How to Use this Handbook.

Where news website traffic comes from: Google vs Facebook

Ross Dawson

Most of the referrals comes from topic or news-related searches. The mix of search engines as sources of traffic, and the relative prominence of different kinds of new sites in their search results, is changing over time. Future of media Influence Social media Web 2.0

On my 3rd Twitter birthday: 7 reasons Twitter is central to my life

Ross Dawson

Anyone can follow you, find your tweets passed on by others, discover you in search, or come across you in any of a multitude of ways. While I also get a lot of search traffic, Google has basically said that its search rankings take significant cues from Twitter activity, so that would also erode without Twitter. If I want to know the latest on a story, I will search on Twitter rather look at CNN or search Google News.

Top 10 posts of the year on social media

Ross Dawson

This post is in the top 10 on Google searches for 'Juicystar07' and so has been seen thousands of times. Social search will drive value. Social media Social networks Web 2.0

Yelp leaps into the underserviced consumer review space in Australia

Ross Dawson

Local search is a highly sales-intensive business, so the Sensis deal means Yelp can effectively build presence and monetize with limited local staff. Australia Business relationships Reputation Social media Social networks Web 2.0Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO of Yelp , is in Australia for the launch of Yelp Australia. I was invited to interview him on Monday (embargoed until today) as part of a major media campaign to kick off the site.

The rise of mini-blogging in 2011: Tumblr will continue to soar

Ross Dawson

Dawson calls these services mini-blogs, as they take what Twitter and Facebook have done in allowing people to easily share content that they like, and moved that back onto the broader web. Social media Social trends Twitter Web 2.0

The secrets of BigCommerce’s success

Ross Dawson

Below is an example of one of BigCommerce’s successful tutorials, on how to rank on long tail searches on Google. SME Technology Social media Social networks Technology trends Uncategorized Web 2.0

Techmeme: The power of the headline

Ross Dawson

The rise of the web has had a big impact on headline writing, not least for search optimization, but also increasingly for aggregation. Influence Technology trends Web 2.0I first wrote about Techmeme over 5 years ago. Today Techmeme remains the reference point for what’s hot in technology news.

Notes and belly-button lint from Web 2.0 Expo

Jay Cross

Introduction to the keynotes: “It’s a tough time out there and we are glad you’re with us to talk about the web.&#. Tim O’Reilly: “2.0 The web is like a baby. Is the web baby getting smarter? And search is getting smarter. Web 2.0

Bring in the serendipity dial – for search, music and beyond

Ross Dawson

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. Future of media Social media Web 2.0

7 Shifts: The Future of Social Media and Internal Communications

Ross Dawson

Social search will drive value. The promise of social search will finally bear fruit, with for once enterprise technology moving ahead of consumer tech. Rich profiling of users, what they are working on, what they are searching for, and what they are finding useful in their tasks will drive highly contextual and relevant results, including selective context-based push of information. Enterprise 2.0 Future of business Social media Social networks Web 2.0

Edge Perspectives with John Hagel: SOA Versus Web 2.0?

John Hagel

At the end of last year, I posted on the relevance of Web 2.0 For those who have not been following my blog, I attempted my own definition of Web 2.0 Some of Dions key postings on this topic are "Running a business on Web-based software" , "Web 2.0

Stager, Logo and Web 2.0

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Gary Stager offers an impressive assessment of the use of Web 2.-0 His criticisms are directed mostly toward David Warlick and others who are advocating the 'revolutionary' use of Web 2.0 I think his criticisms are effective against the School 2.0 And I think that it is because the School 2.0 However, there are some primary differences between Logo (and its variants) and the panoply of Web 2.0 tools, including: The Web 2.0 The Web 2.0

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. Of course sometimes, both things happen such as in the case of Stephen Downes' article on eLearning 2.0 What Web 2.0

Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools

Tony Karrer

In my previous post, I examined Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0 or Yahoo My Web can be used as part of Personal Learning. In this post, I want to focus on a specific scenario that involves Personal and Group Learning and how Web 2.0 Now let's focus on how several Web 2.0 We will intentionally make our Blogger conversations and Yahoo My Web links public. Radical New Innovation at Search!

Steven Berlin Johnson

» Radical New Innovation at Search! Forgot to mention that we finally restored search to But we decided a few weeks ago to do a little mod of Google site search, which turns out to work very well. I hope the Web still exists then!

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): "Is Web 2.0 Safe?" (MSN article)

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Gorman and Keen Need a Bicycle Built for Two (but built only by certified, qualified, licensed bicycle experts of course) | Main | Presence and Learning (Ray Sims) » July 02, 2007 "Is Web 2.0

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

Mark Oehlert

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, we continue to search for explanations that resonate some sense of capturing what is really going on here. well have 2.0 August 17, 2007 in Learning/Web 2.0 , Visualization | Permalink Technorati Tags : web 2.0

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. I've pointed to a few in various posts probably the most notable are: Personal and Group Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools Personal Learning for Learning Professionals - Using Web 2.0

Search - Implications on Knowledge Work

Tony Karrer

It still is surprising that we are not seeing as rapid adoption of search technologies inside the firewall. But, likely, you are at fault as well, after all, What desktop search are you using? Desktop search via tools such as X1 will change your life. Just search and you will find. Keywords: eLearning Trends , eLearning 2.0 , Web 2.0

Tags, Search Effectiveness, Personal Benefits

Tony Karrer

From Bill Ives - Where Tagging Works and Where Tagging Doesn’t Work – Search Engine Lowdown I guess I tend to agree with Danny Sulliivan about the tagging and search but that is not the original intention of tagging. If I want to search on a key word, I will still go to Google as the most efficient way. Interesting, Bill points to a search on Google for "Web 2.0"

e-Clippings (Learning As Art): SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0 Considerations

Mark Oehlert

e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « A Flashback to an Angry Bill Gates | Main | The Definitive iPhone eCard » July 14, 2008 SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0 Considerations Ive posted before about how I think that much of the technical architecture that underpins the commercial e-learning marketplace is several years behind the 2.0 I do think that LETSI is trying to head down this road with their SCORM 2.0 and Web 2.0

Searching for Expertise - LinkedIn Answers

Clark Quinn

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). Yesterday I created a screen cast on LinkedIn for Finding Expertise. 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.

I’m Boycotting Mixtent, Here’s Why

Dan Pontefract

Working together in a proactive manner to tackle objectives, goals and actions through transparent and social ways, cemented by collaboration and collaborative-based technologies is the ‘ new black’ I am, however, somewhat disturbed by a recent find in the Web 2.0

The (in)accuracy of long-tail Wikipedia articles – can you help improve mine?

Ross Dawson

The Wikipedia article is also syndicated so that, for example, it is referenced on the first page of Google results when you search for my name. Future of media Social media Uncategorized Web 2.0 The quality of Wikipedia has been well established. A well-known study was carried out in 2005 by scientific journal Nature showing that the accuracy of Wikipedia articles on science was comparable to that of Encyclopedia Brittanica.

Top 35 Articles on eLearning Strategy

Tony Karrer

This time I had better luck and also had great luck searching for elearning strategy articles on eLearning Learning under the topic pages: eLearning Strategies , Learning Strategies and Strategy. It’s still needs more, but represents a good starting point for review: eLearning Strategy (PDF) Elearning - A Primer Learning 2.0

Delicious will be shut down. What to do and 6 major alternatives for social bookmarking.

Ross Dawson

Social bookmarks have been one of the defining aspects of Web 2.0. As described in our Web 2.0 The basic version is free but you have to pay for full text search and ads free versions, and screen captures are limited. Evernote , a highly popular cross-platform notes system includes the capability to clip selections or web pages onto Evernote and tag them. and to do full search. Historious is focused on web bookmarking. Social media Web 2.0

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. books futures Web 2.0

A Window Into The Org

Dan Pontefract

Through the introduction of Web 2.0 This is a zany example of course, but the point is as we continue to introduce new Web, Learning, Enteprise 2.0 Organizations need to start thinking about a single window into the org: call it Intranet 2.0 Other systems, be it SAP/Oracle/Lawson ERP, any LMS, various Knowledge Management Systems, even other Web 2.0 learning 2.0 collaboration enterprise 2.0

6 Use Cases for Enterprise Micro-Blogging

Dan Pontefract

By sharing a link, an article, a document, a video or a photo via a micro-blogging platform, you are a) sharing one-to-many, b) ensuring it can be searched (and found) by others and c) adding to the collective intelligence of the organization. content curation Culture curation HR hr 2.0

Too Much Information or a Skills Gap

Tony Karrer

This is similar to the list of Web 2.0 And I personally believe that it's a big mistake to Not Prepare Workers for Web 2.0. Wesley Fryer discusses How are you dealing with TMI? Too Much Information) (found via Stephen Downes ).

Informal learning hot list for February 2009

Jay Cross

searches that land on us and that occur on the site, and various other kinds of behaviors. Top 10 Tools for Your Blog or Web Site. Understanding Web Operations Culture - the Graph & Data Obsession. You can harness the same technology to focus searches for information. Increasingly, I find myself turning to searches of known sources like these in lieu of open-ended Google searches. Innovation Informal Learning Community Web 2.0

Revisiting Tom Gilbert

Jay Cross

My search for the term for getting people doing stuff that makes a difference was hitting a wall because people are enmeshed in complex, adaptive networks. Just Jay Uncategorized Web 2.0


PKM: The Book

Harold Jarche

Seek/Sense/Share is magnified by Web 2.0. If I do not have to search for my next paid work contract, then I can focus on the book. I have been writing about personal knowledge management on this blog since 2004.

PKM 83 Alexa (and Amazon) Let It All Hang Out

Steven Berlin Johnson « 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.

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

David Weinberger

Search engines: 96%. In everyday life research, the list in order is: Search engines 95%, Wikipedia 84%, friends and family 87%, personal collection 75%, and government sites 65%. But she needs the language to talk about the project, and to get good results from searching. (ii)

Teaching Online Courses – 60 Great Resources

Tony Karrer

I also did some quick searches for various kinds of things and added them into eLearning Learning (via delicious). I would guess that’s an automated search or something – but still very smart way to market/PR. I received an inquiry about resources that would help instructors who are about to move into teaching online courses. It made me immediately think back to my first experience with an online session.

Working Smarter: Most popular posts of 2011

Jay Cross

Working smarter draws upon ideas from design thinking, network optimization, brain science, user experience design, learning theory, organizational development, social business, technology, collaboration, web 2.0 Enterprise 2.0 Learning 2.0 Best of Working Smarter Daily.