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Introducing the Knowledge Graph

Introducing the Knowledge Graph

Five Handy Things You Can Do with Google's New Knowledge Graph Search I'm actually finding it pretty handy. I was worried about the condensed search results, but it's okay. I still wish they would let it spread out more on a widescreen monitor. At any rate, for the obvious searches at least, it's nice to have that material right there. I swear, last week I went to look up something quick about London. 3 hours later, I'd read all about London, ancient London, Westminster, The East End, Eastenders (the people and the entire history of the show), the Kray brothers, and heraldry.

Results page full overview - Search Help The basics Each blue underlined line is a search result our search engine found for your search terms. The first item is the most relevant match we found, the second is the next most relevant, and so on down the list. If you click the title of any result, you'll be taken to that webpage. Overview of the search results page Here's a quick guide to all the elements and tools that you'll find on a Google search results page. Header Google products bar The Google bar runs across the top of the browser of nearly all Google services and offers easy access to Google’s products. Sign in & out Sign in to a Google Account to customize your search experience. If you share a computer and don't want others to have access to your Google Account, be sure to always click your email address or name and select Sign out when you're finished using the computer. Google logo On special occasions, you may see a new Google Doodle for the day. Search bar Search results A typical result Interact with your search results

Map Examples Here you can find a selection of maps created with QGIS. These maps come from the QGIS maps - Flickr Group. Map makers show off their creativity and the map making capabilities of QGIS: Click on an image to see author and more information about the maps. Paper vs digital: Why you can’t flog a dead encyclopaedia We're living through the closing chapter of paper and the printed word - and we shouldn't mourn their passing. Written in London and dispatched a day later from a coffee shop via a free wi-fi service at 20Mbps in Woodbridge, Suffolk. After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica has come to the end of the road. It's going out of print to be replaced by a $70 annual-subscription online service. The last paper version, which weighed in at 129lb, consisted of 32 volumes and cost $1,400. It was significantly out of date before it reached the printing presses, let alone the bookshelves. An empire that once commanded thousands of salespeople worldwide was brought down by the web. No other book series in the history of mankind has presented such knowledge and yet been so underused. I remember the salesman calling at our house in the 1950s with sample tomes, engaging my parents in a lengthy discussion rich is superlatives. My father was a manual worker. How the world has changed.

OpenHeatMap Hubii Publishers If you are a publisher we are interested in talking to you to describe our revenue model. This matters to you as we want to create an environment to provide a sustainable revenue model for all parts involved, therefore please send us an email to If you would like to add Publications to Hubii you can do that on this form. Work with us We are always looking for talented individuals with the right attitude; Attitude is important to us. What is Visual Rhetoric? Visual Rhetoric Overview, Definition, and Examples Visual rhetoric, in a nutshell, refers to how we are persuaded by the things we see. Rhetoric (particularly in politics) often refers to language, whether written or oral, that is used strategically to persuade people to believe or act in certain way. When people talk about visual rhetoric, you might be inclined to think that they are referring to the way images are manipulated to skew the way we perceive things. Look at the graphic below. So what is Visual Rhetoric, Exactly? Visual rhetoric is part of a communication process where we interpret and make meaning out of the world around us. The problem is, we sometimes communicate visually without even realizing it. The fact is, visual rhetoric (or the way people interpret messages by what they see) is affected by a whole host of things. Visual rhetoric, in essence, is the meaning that comes as a result of what we see, affected by context. How Does Visual Rhetoric Work? Whenever we look at something, visual rhetoric is in play.

Famous Scientists: Get Information On Famous Scientists, Mathematicians & Inventors Without the scientists, mathematicians, and inventors of the past, we would today be without the technology that we see surrounding us. If you are interested in learning more about the people who greatly contributed to scientific advances in our technology, then check out a site called Famous Scientists. Famous Scientists is a free to use website that provides informative details about notable scientists, mathematicians, and inventors of the past and present. On the site’s homepage you will find the list of people sorted alphabetically. Simply click on a person to view their details that includes their bio and contributions. The site also features a blog that provides you with science news and articles. Overall, Famous Scientists will quickly become one of your favorites if you are interested in science and math or are generally interested in learning about people who have made significant contributions to technology. Features: A user-friendly web service.

Designing to Inform and Delight: Drawing Inspiration from Milton Glaser Good visual communicators reach into the depths of culture and listen to its heartbeat. Those who really have the ability to affect an audience recognize not only what the people enjoy, but what they are missing and don’t know it yet. Some argue that designers are the architects of the future; they are the people that create the stuff we want, need, see, and use and thus significantly impact the way the rest of us view our world. For the last century in America, there has been sad byproduct of the need to increase wealth: the atrophy of good design. For all the valuable traits that have come with expedience and mass production (speed, money, industry, progress), much has been lost in regards to paying attention to details: we’ve lost, in many cases, the ability to both inform and delight. Design, visual communication, is a detail that has for far too long been ignored. I recently re-watched the documentary Milton Glaser: To Inform and Delight. Help spread visual literacy.

Poll Results: What Technologies will impact libraries in 2-5 years? There were an amazing 395 responses to last week’s poll question: Which new technology(ies) do you think will have the most impact on libraries over the next 2-5 years? e-Books, mobile, and cloud computing technologies dominated the responses. Here are the results: e-Books: 79 votes, 20%Mobile Apps: 68 votes, 17.22%Cloud Computing: 60 votes, 15.19%Semantic Web: 31 votes, 7.85%Social Publishing Applications (blogs, wikis, Twitter, YouTube): 30 votes, 7.59%RFID: 25 votes, 6.33%Social Networking Applications (Facebook): 23 votes, 5.82%Augmented Reality Apps: 19 votes, 4.81%QR Codes: 18 votes, 4.56%Social Bookmarking (Pinterest): 18 votes, 4.56%Location-Aware Technology (Foursquare): 12 votes, 3.04%Other: 12 votes, 3.04% And here are the results of the “Other” category Discovery ServicesHTML5 as an app platform Book scanners for ILL and photocopier replacement GISiPad Mobile devices moble web large screen, gesture-based info exploration linked data None of the above

Information Design Rules – The Visual Communication Guy: Designing Information to Engage, Educate, and Inspire People When designing information, follow the rules! Below you’ll find the top ten rules for each of the ten categories of design, assembled in an easy-to-remember acronym, Color C.R.A.Y.O.N. T.I.P. General Information Design Rules Design for Humans Know Your AudiencePlan for How They ThinkDesign for How they SeeWrite for How They ReadCreate for How They Feel Think Like an Architect Start with 10 PrinciplesConstruct an ExperienceHelp Them Make ChoicesGrab Their AttentionSimplify Their Life (and Yours) Color Embrace color. Basic Rules for Designing with Color Learn Color TerminologyApply the Color WheelColor the MoodKnow the Modes: CMYK, RGB, PantoneSeek harmony, Avoid DiscordMeet ExpectationsUse Lights, Brights, Darks, Pales, Warms, Cools, and NeutralsStudy (a little) PyschologyModify Moods and BehaviorsCreate for the Culture Contrast If it’s different, make it very different. Basic Rules for Designing with Contrast Basic Rules for Designing with Repetition Basic Rules for Designing with Arrangement “Why”

How To Cite A Tweet In Academic Papers Twitter is a big part of education and technology. But what happens when it needs to be included in an academic paper? Until now, you had to do your best to guess the proper citation for tweets in academic papers. That all just changed. Official MLA Twitter Citation Format The Modern Language Association ( MLA , yes that MLA format) just released its official usage for citing tweets in academic papers. MLA gives an example using the famous tweet that acknowledged the attack on Bin Laden’s compound in May: Athar, Sohaib (ReallyVirtual). They go on to elaborate on one of the biggest issues with citing tweets: time. The date and time of a message on Twitter reflect the reader’s time zone.

Color CRAYON TIP: An Acronym for Effective Information Design – The Visual Communication Guy: Designing Information to Engage, Educate, and Inspire People What is Color CRAYON TIP? Color CRAYON TIP is a handy acronym developed by the author of this website, Dr. Curtis Newbold, to help relatively new designers understand ten basic categories for designing better documents: ColorContrastRepetitionArrangement“Why“OrganizationNegative SpaceTypographyIconographyPhotography These ten categories don’t cover all the complexities of good design, but they cover enough to make the average person create good-looking, professional documents. Click on any cube to learn more. To purchase a 30×20 printed poster of the Color CRAYON-TIP method, please visit the online store. | Best Websites in One Start Page