Showing posts with label Search. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Search. Show all posts

Thursday, April 24, 2014

At School

It used to be Macs in the computer labs in elementary schools - trying to buy mind share while we were young.

Plus ├ža change...

Microsoft is offering a free Bing search to schools with no ads and content filtering.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Filter

Love the last line in this article about information overload:
As Clay Shirky recently observed, “There’s no such thing as information overload — only filter failure.”




Saturday, January 14, 2012

Google+ Plus Google Search

And this is where it gets interesting... Google+ seemed to be an also ran when it comes to social networking. Now that they are integrating your Google+ information into their 600 pound gorilla - search - this thing might just take off.

I've played around with the "Show Personal Results" and haven't been blown away, but I see the potential.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Search

Why Johnny Can't Search - I've wondered if Google has made us dumber. Clive Thompson discusses the our potential dependence on search and our inability to evaluate the results. Scary.
"Google makes broad-based knowledge more important, not less. A good education is the true key to effective search. But until our kids have that, let’s make sure they don’t always take PageRank at its word."
It won't help you evaluate the quality of the results, but here is an infograph to help improve your search.

Infograph via LifeHacker

Friday, December 31, 2010

Smart Phone App for Mobile Callsign and Repeater Search

QSL.FM is a neat little app for looking up repeater information and callsigns while on the go.