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News and resources covering social media, search engines, databases, archives, and other such information collections. Since 1998.
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Tags & Folksonomies - What are they, and why should you care? Tags, or folksonomies are actually a lot simpler than much of the acedemic debate surrounding them. Put simply, they are a user defined method for organizing data. Im going to try to explain what they are, why they are important to marketers and web devs and suggest some ways you might use them. Follow the title link above for the full post. First, Some Examples of Tags in Action There are only a few good, working examples of tagging in operation right now. del.icio.us - a social bookmarking systemFlickr - a photo publishing / sharing siteTechnorati Tags - a recent feature added to the popular blog search engineMetaFilter Tags - another recently added feature to the original group blog.TagSurf - an experimental forum based on tags rather than the standard way of organizing topics del.icio.us and flickr were the first systems to use tagging as far as im aware, at least to become popular because of it. So How does it Work? So What Makes Tags Important? Oh boy, starting to get the picture?

Mind iT - Intelligent Bookmarking Bad Ads and Zero-Days: Reemerging Threats Challenge Trust in Supply Chains and Best Practices - Security Roundup In the beginning of 2015, we were faced with a paradox: none of the prominent threats were new—the schemes and attacks we saw used very common cybercriminal tactics—and yet they were all still so effective. Regardless of how well individuals and organizations implemented basic security measures, the simplest of blind spots had left them exposed. Who knew online and mobile ads, over-the-counter transactions, and even basic Word documents could still cause so much trouble? Online advertising attacks shatter trust in the "supply chain" Complete and blind trust in third-party vendors or service providers can put online users at risk. These attacks exploit online advertising systems and reveal security gaps in the “supply chain.” [Read: Malvertising: When Online Ads Attack] How malvertising works How Online Advertising Works Diagram How Online Malvertising Works Diagram For regular people, malvertisements represent one of the worst threats out there. Crypto-ransomware breaks into the enterprise

100 Search Engines For Academic Research Back in 2010, we shared with you 100 awesome search engines and research resources in our post: 100 Time-Saving Search Engines for Serious Scholars. It’s been an incredible resource, but now, it’s time for an update. Some services have moved on, others have been created, and we’ve found some new discoveries, too. General Need to get started with a more broad search? iSEEK Education:iSeek is an excellent targeted search engine, designed especially for students, teachers, administrators, and caregivers. Meta Search Want the best of everything? Dogpile:Find the best of all the major search engines with Dogpile, an engine that returns results from Google, Yahoo! Databases and Archives Resources like the Library of Congress have considerable archives and documents available, and many of them have taken their collections online. Books & Journals WorldCat:Find items from 10,000 libraries worldwide, with books, DVDs, CDs, and articles up for grabs. Science Math & Technology Social Science History

App of the Week: Instapaper Title: InstapaperPlatform: iPad and iPhone (The Android Marketplace includes apps, such as InstaFetch, that integrate with Instapaper)Cost: $4.99 Have you ever been reading through Twitter, or Zite, or Pulse, or something else on an iPhone or iPad and thought to yourself, "That looks really interesting but I don't have time to read it now." It's likely that you have. Or, have you ever talked with teens using an iPad or iPhone for research and looking for a way to collect resources for later reading and use? It's possible that you have. If the answer to either of these questions is "yes" then Instapaper has the potential to be really helpful. The idea of Instapaper is quite simple, save an article of interest for reading later. Many apps and websites include Instapaper integration. Once an article is saved when the Instapaper app is opened it appears in the "Read Later" list. Sharing also comes into play in the Instapaper app with the "Liked by Friends" feature.

Journey Into The Hidden Web: A Guide For New Researchers Advertisement Table Of Contents 1. What is the Deep Web? 1.1 Databases for People Research 1.2 Other Types of Deep Web Research 1.3 Tor Websites 2. 2.1 Statistics 2.2 People Research 3. 1. There are many words to describe the deep web, including the invisible web, hidden web, and even Deepnet. The reason it exists is because the Internet has become so dependent upon search engines, and search engines are only as good as the web crawlers that serve up content for the results. Crawlers are excellent at crawling through static web pages, extracting information on those pages, and providing that information in the form of search results. Just a few examples of those tremendous databases include information like patents, census data, data collected on space missions, climate data and academic databases filled with scientific papers overflowing with interesting and valuable information. Methods of accessing these different parts of the deep web are determined by the data that you want to get at. 2.

4 Promising Curation Tools That Help Make Sense of the Web Steven Rosenbaum is a curator, author, filmmaker and entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Magnify.net, a real-time video curation engine for publishers, brands, and websites. His book Curation Nation is slated to be published this spring by McGrawHill Business. As the volume of content swirling around the web continues to grow, we're finding ourselves drowning in a deluge of data. The solution on the horizon is curation. In the past 90 days alone, there has been an explosion of new software offerings that are the early leaders in the curation tools category. 1. Storify co-founder Burt Herman worked as a reporter for the Associated Press during a 12-year career, six of those in news management as a bureau chief and supervising correspondent. At the AP, editors sending messages to reporters asking them to do a story would regularly write, “Can u pls storify?” Storify uses existing elements from the web and gives curators the power to drag and drop elements into storylines. 2. 3. 4. Conclusion

Search Engine Guide: Search Engine Marketing and Social Media Marketing Advice Processing.org DirectSearch.Net 5 Interesting Ways To Use Google News RSS Feeds By learning more about these RSS feeds and incorporating a few interesting tricks to display and read these RSS news feeds, you’ll be able to stay on top of all the very best news as easily as possible. How’s that for useful? Creating RSS News Feeds Creating generic and specific news RSS feeds is quite an easy task. 1. You’ve probably already set up Google News to show local news in your preferred language. For me, I get: 2. Also at the bottom of the Google news page is a link to “About Feeds“, which shows you the various news topics and the RSS feeds to subscribe to them. For instance, Sci-Tech is: 3. At the top of Google News is the all-familiar search bar. For example, a basic news search for “Lemur”: 4. In the previous examples, you can see topic=t is tech, while q=lemur is your search term. For instance, limiting the search to the last month gives us: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Research Beyond Google: 56 Authoritative, Invisible, and Comprehensive Resources Got a research paper or thesis to write for school or an online class? Want to research using the Internet? Good luck. There’s a lot of junk out there — outdated pages, broken links, and inaccurate information. Using Google or Wikipedia may lead you to some results, but you can’t always be sure of accuracy. Google, the largest search database on the planet, currently has around 50 billion web pages indexed. Do you think your local or university librarian uses Google? Topics Covered in this Article Deep Web Search Engines | Art | Books Online | Business | Consumer | Economic and Job Data | Finance and Investing | General Research | Government Data | International | Law and Politics | Library of Congress | Medical and Health | STEM | Transportation Deep Web Search Engines To get started, try using a search engine that specializes in scouring the invisible web for results. Art Hundreds of other museums all over the world have their own databases. Books Online Business Consumer U.S.

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