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Week 6: Google: A Deeper Dive (*=Key reading)

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*Google: On knowing where to start. We all search Google.

*Google: On knowing where to start

But I am not sure if we’re always sure of the most effective place to begin our Google searches. The basic and familiar search box may not be the only one and it may not be the smartest place to begin. Among the Google options are Books, Images, News, Newspapers and Scholar. *Advanced Power Searching. *AdvancedPowerSearchingQuickReference. Trillions of Questions, No Easy Answers: A (home) movie about how Google Search works. Journalist's Toolbox. Hipster Google 2 - Even More Google Tools You Probably Never Heard Of. A couple years ago I shared my original "Hipster Google" post, where I listed a collection of lesser known Google tools. The idea was to have some fun with the "hipster" theme, where something is cool because very few people know about it. Like a band that hasn't become popular yet, or a restaurant that is hidden away, or a style that is not mainstream.

At that time I put together a collection of Hipster Google tools that weren't as popular as the "big ones" such as Gmail, Drive, Docs, and such. Even though these Google tools may have flown under the radar, they were still valuable for use in the classroom. *Control Alt Achieve: Hipster Google - 21 Google Tools You Probably Never Heard Of. Google is well know for certain tools and services - Search, Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Maps, Chrome, and such.

*Control Alt Achieve: Hipster Google - 21 Google Tools You Probably Never Heard Of

These are all powerful and useful tools that are transforming teaching and learning in schools around the world. However, in addition to those tools, Google has also created a wide range of services, apps, extensions, features, and other tools that are not as well known. Even though these tools may not be as popular or as widely known, they are still very useful in school settings. Google Advanced Search Operators (and How to Use Them) *How Google Search Works (in 5 minutes) How Search Works (Matt Cutts) (OLD VERSION) *Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines (Ian Leslie) In 1964, Pablo Picasso was asked by an interviewer about the new electronic calculating machines, soon to become known as computers.

*Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines (Ian Leslie)

He replied, “But they are useless. They can only give you answers.” We live in the age of answers. The ancient library at Alexandria was believed to hold the world’s entire store of knowledge. Today, there is enough information in the world for every person alive to be given three times as much as was held in Alexandria’s entire collection —and nearly all of it is available to anyone with an internet connection.

This library accompanies us everywhere, and Google, chief librarian, fields our inquiries with stunning efficiency. Google is known as a search engine, yet there is barely any searching involved anymore. Google’s strategy for dealing with our slapdash questioning is to make the question superfluous. I believe we should strive to keep it open. The Internet can make us feel omniscient. That word “effort” is important. The future of Google and what it means for search. 30-second summary: Something that all of us in the search industry are guilty of is our over-reliance on Google telling us what is coming next.Understanding Google’s considerations as a business, provide context to many of its recent decisions and provides a sense of what is coming down the road.Global digital agency Croud’s Organic Strategy Director discusses the future of Google, right from Google’s antitrust lawsuit to Apple as a future rival, and more.

The future of Google and what it means for search

It occurs to me that I am part of a cult. Or at least, something that displays the hallmarks of one. An unchallenged authoritarian leadership, prophets and oracles who deign to share only select information from a mysterious entity, who engage in coercive behaviors, who punish for non-compliance, and followership who are indoctrinated into special teachings and practices and whom parrot back the mantras and sayings of the leaders. *Google’s new Talk to Books: Semantic search for book and idea discovery.

I am truly excited about sharing this new approach to search!

*Google’s new Talk to Books: Semantic search for book and idea discovery

Imagine if you had the power to ask authors across time and disciplines your most burning questions or for their best advice. Now you can. This week TED curator Chri s Anderson and futurist Ray Kurzweil introduced Talk to Books. The feature was developed by a Google Research team headed by Kurzweil, a Google director of engineering, who is also well known for his work on optical character recognition, text-to-speech synthesis, speech recognition, transhumanism, and robotics. Media Literacy Education in 2020 & Beyond. *An Animated Look at "How Google Works" [Infographic] “Have you ever wondered how Google works?

*An Animated Look at "How Google Works" [Infographic]

Sure, it has a complex algorithm that looks at hundreds of variables, but in simple terms…do you know how Google works?” *Google algorithm updates 2011 to 2018. Google makes changes to its ranking algorithm almost every day.

*Google algorithm updates 2011 to 2018

Sometimes we know about them, sometimes we don’t. Some of them remain unnoticed, others turn the SERPs upside down. Advanced Search for Librarians - Google Slides. *How Google Search Works. How to Be a Better Web Searcher: Secrets from Google Scientists (Daniel M. Russell and Mario Callegaro) In a cheery, sunshine-filled fourth-grade classroom in California, the teacher explained the assignment: write a short report about the history of the Belgian Congo at the end of the 19th century, when Belgium colonized this region of Africa.

How to Be a Better Web Searcher: Secrets from Google Scientists (Daniel M. Russell and Mario Callegaro)

One of us (Russell) was there to help the students with their online research methods. I watched in dismay as a young student slowly typed her query into a smartphone. This was not going to end well. She was trying to find out which city was the capital of the Belgian Congo during this time period. She reasonably searched [ capital Belgian Congo ] and in less than a second she discovered that the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo is Kinshasa, a port town on the Congo River. But the student did not realize that the Democratic Republic of Congo is a completely different country than the Belgian Congo, which used to occupy the same area.

The Joy of Search: A Review. At ALA this year, I had the happy experience of sitting down in the wrong session but then serendipitously hearing a worthwhile presentation by a search industry expert, Daniel M.

The Joy of Search: A Review

Russell. Russell holds the title of Senior Research Scientist for Search Quality at Google and for roughly 13 years, he has actively engaged in educating users in appropriate use of various Google search tools. (One of his recent articles appeared in Scientific American.) How Search Really Works with Dr Marcia Bates by UX radio. CIL2020SearcherAcademy. CIL2020 Bates Super Searchers. CIL2019 Mary Ellen Bates. Dataset Search. *This Week in Google (Scan the latest news in video conversations)

How to Be a Better Web Searcher: Secrets from Google Scientists. How to Get Better Search Results. Google Autocomplete Suggestions Are Still Racist, Sexist, and Science-Denying. How Google autocomplete works in Search. Why inappropriate predictions happen We have systems in place designed to automatically catch inappropriate predictions and not show them.

How Google autocomplete works in Search

However, we process billions of searches per day, which in turn means we show many billions of predictions each day. Our systems aren’t perfect, and inappropriate predictions can get through. When we’re alerted to these, we strive to quickly remove them. Where Should I Search? It Depends! Short Description: The Value of Free and Deep Web Resources (aka Google vs. Databases) Additional Instructor Resources (e.g. in-class activities, worksheets, scaffolding applications, supplemental modules, further readings, etc. *Google's Search Quality Guidelines (Just scan) How to Go Beyond Google Discovering CI MI Research Tools (SLA) NPR: Google Plans For a Censored Search Engine In China. *Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles".

*As Google Fights Fake News, Voices on the Margins Raise Alarm - The New York Times. SAN FRANCISCO — When David North, the editorial chairman of the World Socialist Web Site, noticed a drop in the site’s traffic in April, he initially chalked it up to news fatigue over President Trump or a shift in political consciousness. But when he dug into the numbers, Mr. North said, he found a clearer explanation: Google had stopped redirecting search queries to the site. He discovered that the top search terms that once brought people to the World Socialist Web Site were now coming up empty. “This is not an accident,” Mr. North said. *How Does Google Know Everything about Me? (Scientific American) Google’s new Talk to Books: Semantic search for book and idea discovery. Google Advanced Search. An open letter to Google: Stop the censorship of the Internet! Stop the political blacklisting of the World Socialist Web Site!

25 August 2017 Sundar PichaiChief Executive OfficerGoogle, Inc. Lawrence PageChief Executive Officer/DirectorAlphabet, Inc. Sergey BrinPresident/DirectorAlphabet, Inc. Eric SchmidtExecutive Chairman of the Board of DirectorsAlphabet, Inc. Google Scholar Support for Libraries. Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Facilitating library access to scholarly texts brings us one step closer to this goal. We're thankful to the libraries and librarians who make it possible. We provide two ways to make it easier for your patrons to access the electronic and print resources in your library when they're using Google Scholar. Library Links Library links are article-level links to subscription full text for patrons affiliated with a library.

To sign up, you'll need an OpenURL-compatible link resolver, such as SFX from Ex Libris, 360 Link from Serials Solutions, LinkSource from EBSCO, or WebBridge from Innovative Interfaces. *Gale and Google. Gale to Google Path Google Drive Tip Sheet. Who's using it: WorldCat   Bill Carney, Content Manager, WorldCat. The Advanced Google Searches Every Student Should Know - November Learning. “Did he seriously just ask that? *Search Engine (scan this timeline) Google New Archives. Learn Digital Skills to Solve Everyday Tasks - Applied Digital Skills. How Does Google Work? Learn How Google Works: Search Engine + AdWords. The following infographic was created years ago when Google had a content-first focus on search. Advanced Google Search Commands. If you're a standard Googler who enters a few words in hopes of finding what you're after, you'll be in for a treat when you learn that there are several other ways to use the search engine.

10 of Google's Other Search Engines. Google News Lab Training Center. Recorder. Google News Lab Search Lessons. How Google Book Search Got Lost. GoogleSearch-Infographic.pdf. Google Search Education. Musings about librarianship: 6 common misconceptions when doing advanced Google Searching. Advanced Power Searching. Search Technique (Jonas Fransson) Computer Coding Courses for Kids - Google CS First. How Google Took Over the Classroom - The New York Times. But that also caused problems in Chicago and another district when Google went looking for teachers to try a new app — effectively bypassing district administrators. Google for Education. Documenting Hate News Index. Search Smarter: 30+ Google Search Tricks You Might Not Already Know (infographic)

The Advanced Google Searches Every Student Should Know - November Learning. If Google Was A Guy (Part 5) Just for fun! Lesson Plans – Search Education – Google. 11 Google Tricks That'll Change the Way You Search - Motto. Google’s Evolution of Search, my lament, and will a giant listen? The Evolution of Search. How Search Works. Google introduces the feed, a personalized stream of news on iOS and Android - The Verge. Hidden in Plain Sight: Information Literacy in the Age of Google. Get Things Done: 24 Google Doc Tips For Productivity -