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John Pearce

Sweeping Away a Search History - NYTimes.com - 1 views

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    "YOUR search history contains some of the most personal information you will ever reveal online: your health, mental state, interests, travel locations, fears and shopping habits.

    And that is information most people would want to keep private. Unfortunately, your web searches are carefully tracked and saved in databases, where the information can be used for almost anything, including highly targeted advertising and price discrimination based on your data profile."
John Pearce

Phil Bradley's weblog: Search privately using your favorite search engine. - 1 views

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    "As we all know, search engines like tracking you - your IP address, your search terms and so on. They use this to build up profiles, store the data and so on. It can be a real pain trying to search without this information being stored, but you can try Disconnect Private Search. This routes your search queries through their proxy servers before they go to the popular search engines, including Google, Bing and Yahoo."
John Pearce

The Research Safari - Home - 0 views

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    During your time at school you will complete many projects and research assignments that require you to find and use information from a variety of sources - many of which will be online. Sometimes, however, searching on the web can feel like you are lost in a jungle of information? You may feel overwhelmed and ask yourself the following questions...
    Where do I start?
    Where am I going to get the information I need?
    How do I know what is 'good' information?
    Which are the best websites for this assignment?
    Well, the Research Safari is designed to help you navigate your way through the 'jungle of information' to help you create a dynamic assignment.
John Pearce

How Google Works - 5 views

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    "Have you ever wondered how Google works? Sure, it has a complex algorithm that looks at hundreds of variables, but in simple terms…do you know how Google works? To help you get a better understanding of Google's algorithm as well as to show you how some of Google's features work, I've created an animated infographic to explain the whole process.

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John Pearce

Google Maps Gallery - 3 views

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    A number of organizations offer public map data through Google Maps, but finding it can be tricky -- if you even know it exists. That may not be an issue now that Google has just launched its Maps Gallery. The web portal showcases location info from both Google and a slew of its Maps Engine partners, ranging from the World Bank's internet usage stats to National Geographic's historical overlays. This is really just the start of the search firm's map discovery efforts, though. Google tells TechCrunch that it wants to surface public maps in regular search results, and it would also like to draw attention to Maps Engine Lite data created by amateur cartographers.
John Pearce

New search engine delivers content matched to student ability -- ScienceDaily - 3 views

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    "An Internet search engine developed specifically for schools is being tested as a way to increase reading abilities in challenged students and help motivate intellectual development in gifted students, while saving schools money on textbooks. Complexity Engine uses a sophisticated algorithm to search websites for content and delivers free, customized and age-appropriate reading materials to a user's computer. It promises to give teachers, parents and students an efficient, affordable way to promote reading. Teachers and administrators can set parameters for the search results, and the reading experience can be either student self-directed or guided by the teacher."
John Pearce

Google makes it easier for you to filter image search results by usage rights - The Nex... - 1 views

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    "Google is making image search more convenient for those who are seeking pictures to use in their publications - it is letting you sort images by licensing rights under 'Search Tools.'"
John Pearce

In the future, internet search will give us super powers - 0 views

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    "The days of internet searches being a matter of typing words into a box on a web page may be numbered. Even the expressions "search it" and "Google it" could soon go out of fashion, just as "going online" is already passe because these days we're always connected. Steven Weitz, senior director of search for Microsoft's search engine Bing wants our physical and virtual worlds to merge to a point where we will be able to stand on a street corner and the answer to "where am I?" will bring up not only the street name but historic and tourist information, places to eat as recommended by our friends and the best public transport option to get to an appointment on time."
John Pearce

SearchReSearch: A note about searching Google Scanned Newspaper archives - 2 views

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    "As you might know, Google currently has a collection of newspaper archives that's worth knowing about.  It turns out that the Newspaper Archive search still works, it just requires a bit of special technique to actually search it out.  You can go to this URL:  https://news.google.com/news/advanced_news_search and it will show you a popup.  Fill in the fields the way you want, THEN do a date-restrict to the dates you want, and THEN in the "Source" field, enter the name of the newspaper you want.  "
John Pearce

Custom Search Engines in Google Chrome - YouTube - 1 views

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    "How to Create a Custom Search Engine in Chrome!"
John Pearce

Redz.com - 0 views

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    Redz is a really interesting search engine that provides search results in image thumbnails. It also pulls its data from different web sources and provides results from the web, images and video.
Roland Gesthuizen

How to search Google like a boss: cheat sheet - AGBeat - 2 views

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    "Knowing how to search Google isn't just helpful for your own searches, but can help you to better understand and utilize search engine optimization strategies."
John Pearce

19 Sure Ways To Sabotage Your Job Search - 1 views

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    "Tricks to skip the fatal fails in your job search process. "
    Not all tech related but wow, love the images :)
John Pearce

Google vs Bing - 7 Points of Comparison - 1 views

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    "In Australia, Google is the dominant search engine used, claiming a market share in excess of 90%. Throughout this year, however, Microsoft has been taking steps to try and increase Bing's placement against Google, with the hopes of earning more Australian adopters. And while it hasn't exactly been a success story, Bing is ever-so-slightly increasing its market share. In today's blog, I'm going to look at 7 features of both search engines and how they compare to one another."
John Pearce

Google introduces new 'Hummingbird' search algorithm - 0 views

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    "Google has quietly retooled the closely guarded formula running its internet search engine to give better answers to the increasingly complex questions posed by web surfers. The overhaul came as part of an update called "Hummingbird" that Google has gradually rolled out in the past month without disclosing the modifications."
John Pearce

Coming soon to you: the information you need - 0 views

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    "The day when your hat can extrapolate your mood from your brain activity and make a spa appointment on your behalf may not be far away. The next big thing in the digital world won't be a better way for you to find something. If a confluence of capabilities now on the horizon bears fruit, the next big thing is that information will find you. Welcome to contextual search, a world where devices from your phone to your appliances will join forces in the background to make your life easier automatically."
John Pearce

Get Rid of your Search History | Facebook Training | Grovo - 0 views

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    "Facebook automatically keeps a record of every search you make, and while no one else but you can see it, you might feel more comfortable if certain searches, or all of them, weren't accessible at all."
John Pearce

10 Amazing Uses for Wolfram Alpha - 3 views

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    "You may have heard of Wolfram Alpha, which is a "computational knowledge engine." That makes it sound a bit scary, but it's a great tool once you can wrap your head around it. Apple's Siri uses Wolfram Alpha for 25% of its searches. You can leverage that magic and put Wolfram Alpha to work for you - the empty search box on its homepage holds endless possibilities."
John Pearce

InfoQuest Infographic | A Search For Better Information Management - 1 views

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    Today's infographic shows how information is scattered everywhere-across hard-drives, the cloud, e-mail, and locked away in the memory of your co-workers. Trying to navigate the unavoidable influx of spam and remembering where something is stored can be overwhelming. Searching for and actually finding the information you need is often futile.
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