Search Tools and Technologies - Articles Archive
from July 26, 2008 to February 7, 2008

"Just as literacy is a skill that equips one to understand and communicate through language, media literacy is a skill that equips students to understand and communicate through media." "Media literacy (classes) provide students with skills, tools, insights, and a vocabulary to understand the important ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - July 26, 2008

Learning and understanding how things work is for many, including me, the end goal of this unique journey called life. When you look down to it, no matter what your ideals or character inclinations may be, having the ability to learn and get better by extracting ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - July 19, 2008

If you look at the fast changing media and at new emerging technologies you may be endlessly enchanted by the new ideas, capabilities and traits that each one integrates. At the same time, the more you closely follow such change without taking critical and analytical distance ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - July 12, 2008

Making sense of the future of technologies emerging is more than often tightly connected to deeply understanding what has happened before. Unless you know where you are coming from, it is difficult to guess where you will be arriving next. This is why I value and ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - July 5, 2008

Sense-making is the extraordinary new unconscious effort the Internet avant-garde has moved into. After an initial phase of discovery, experimentation and pure exploration, web publishers, bloggers and educators are gradually turning their efforts into looking at what they have learned and making it accessible to everyone. This ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - July 1, 2008

A new search and "discovery" engine has been recently unveiled and made accessible to everyone online. The new search engine called Powerset, promises to improve the entire search process by allowing you, the user, to express your search queries via keywords, phrases, or simple questions. On ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - May 17, 2008
When it comes down to content classification and findability, "tags" are for many new online publishers still something they have not fully grasped and are often used in ways that are not only less than optimal but often outright useless. Tagging blog posts, news articles or ... read more

Robin Good - May 16, 2008

How do you find out rapidly which blogs are mentioning you or linking back to your recent article? If you are new to the world of online publishing you may still be trying to figure out how to search and be alerted when other sites out ... read more

Robin Good - May 10, 2008

AdSense for Search is now powered by Google Custom Search. Yesterday, Google officially announced the availability of AdSense for Search for use in combination with the powerful Google Custom Search service, something not possible until now and potentially very welcome to both small and large professional ... read more

Robin Good - May 7, 2008

Woopra is a new real-time web traffic monitoring service which provides extensive visitors and traffic data, alongside some very cool analysis features and the unique ability to track and live interact with your selected site visitors. As a matter of fact I have been looking for ... read more

Robin Good - April 8, 2008

Understanding new media and communication technologies by sharing, networking and engaging in meaningful conversations is what this weekly digest, curated by connectivism guru George Siemens is all about. Being connected, learning from others and understanding how different modes of interaction with content and people can deeply ... read more

Robin Good - April 5, 2008

Don't know what content tags are? Tagging content has become over the last few years an important component of the online publishing process as it allows editors to extend the reference labels, associations and search keywords by which any type of content can be found. In the ... read more

Robin Good - April 1, 2008
A mixtape is a compilation of music tracks recorded in a specific order on a compact audio cassette. With Mixwit now you can create your own mixtape, with any music or artist you like, on the type of tape you like best and with revolutionary ... read more

Robin Good - March 28, 2008

One of the most useful things you can do to better understand and improve the quality and quantity of web traffic on your site or blog, is to learn how to track, monitor, measure and make sense of the large quantity of data your web visitors ... read more

Robin Good - March 26, 2008
There is a lot of information out there. And it's growing. Faster. It is difficult to get a clear grasp of the amount of information currently in existence and we are all at a primitive stage when it comes to handle, process, digest, evaluate and understand ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnSpace - March 22, 2008

Duplicate content: is it an issue you need to worry about? Whether you are on the side of those publishing content that is duplicated on other sites or on the side of those republishing contributing authors content on yours, it is important to understand what are ... read more

Robin Good - March 18, 2008

Ajax, the cool interface technology utilized to update and modify web pages without requiring a full refresh of the page is gaining more and more popularity on sites all over the Internet. But as much as Ajax can significantly simplify and ease user interaction with specific ... read more

Brigitte Simard - Web Credible - March 13, 2008

A new modelling method for instructing online, social media before it became what we see today and interesting thoughts on the science of experience are just some of many worthwhile topics pointers on new technologies, media and education selected this week by guest contributor George Siemens. In ... read more

George Siemens - eLearnspace - March 8, 2008
Do you want to ask me direct questions about online publishing, video or internet marketing but have no idea of how you can do this? Today I open up a new public thread of video posts that will answer directly your email questions and requests. Just ... read more

Robin Good - February 15, 2008

When content can be copied indefinitely and just about anything digital can be duplicated and re-distributed instantly, where is value to be found? "The money in this networked economy does not follow the path of the copies. Rather it follows the path of attention, and attention ... read more

Kevin Kelly - The Technium - February 7, 2008

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