You would have to have been totally offline to not have read about the PRISM program and thought through the whole concept of your digital tracks as you click your way through your daily online routine. In some circles, there was complete outrage that online services track your activities. In my mind, I think that … Continue reading What About Them Ads?
What do you search for when you've searched for everything on Google? How about taking a look at what everyone else is searching for? Or at least the current most popular searches. Google calls this Google Trends. Interesting top two for a Friday night as I write this post. I wonder what else? The trends … Continue reading What the World is Searching
Have you ever tried to follow a hashtag discussion and just get so frustrated? They come in dribs and drabs and you've probably done a search for your hashtag and are following the search results. Or, perhaps you have just joined looking for a discussion only to find yourself in the middle of things. How … Continue reading Better Management of Hashtags
Yesterday morning, I read this story. Freepik: your graphic resources search engine. There were two things that caught my eye - "Graphic" and "Free". I had to check it out, and from the number of retweets, a great deal of my Twitter followers did as well. Acid test for me - search for "House". The … Continue reading Freepik
When I'm searching for things on the internet, I really don't want to spend time wandering around aimlessly trying one strategy and then another. I've had a lot of success by changing the way that I think about search. I like to frame my thoughts in the form of a question. This helps me generate … Continue reading Searching it All
This search engine is specially made for the mathematicians and scientists in the crowd. How often have you wanted to do a search for a particular equation requiring specialized characters? Quick, where is that alt-code cheat sheet? Well, in fact, you can find it here. Wouldn't it be nicer if there was an easier way? … Continue reading Math and Science Symbol Search
I read a great post yesterday from Dangerously Irrelevant from "way back" in June of 2011. It was entitled "If you were on Twitter yesterday..." and it brought back a nice memory. I recall reading it when it was originally posted and so it was a nice déjà vu. Other than nostalgia, it's a … Continue reading From Where Does Your Learning Come?