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New Search Engine: Cuil

« 29 July 2008 | 7:46 | Unknown | 2 Comments »

This is blowing up on the librarian blog-o-ga-ga-sphere… some engineers spun off from Google and formed the search engine Cuil!   I like the visual layout but I wonder if graphic heavy websites (especially those associated with advertising) may have an advantage. It was fun to “google” or would that be “cuil” your name in it. […]

elegant word clouds post from information aesthetics

« 12 June 2008 | 6:51 | Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

I am of mixed feelings about tag clouds. I can see the use of them but they can be really be unwieldy and I am not sure if they help or hinder searches. Do they bring more info to light or hide info?  I like idea of visual representation of information such as the most […]

A Wall of Internet…

« 9 June 2008 | 15:27 | Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

The latest issue of the Economist contains their quarterly (duh!) Technology Quarterly section. The first article that caught my eye was Rummaging Through the Internet… you can read it here (if you didn’t already click back there, if you know what I mean). The article mentions the company Cooliris and their PicLens and Previews tools […]

So Now Is This Back The Business of Libraries?

« 23 May 2008 | 13:39 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Microsoft Shuts Down Book Search – or strictly Google? Tags: access, books, internet, libraries, publishing, searching, technology

Graphic: Wiki collaboration leads to happiness

« 8 April 2008 | 18:08 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Wikinomics » Blog Archive » Wiki collaboration leads to happiness Thanks to elearnspace for pointing this out. I am not sure I buy into the graphic completely because nobody uses just one platform to communicate anymore no matter how we try. The internet is a collections of worlds… making everyone use a wiki (and even […]

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