As Google increasingly incorporates direct answers and other types of featured snippets into search results pages, columnist Andrew Shotland points out that businesses may want to get smarter about marking up their pages. I have been noticing a lot of Google Answer Boxes showing up for queries with...
The use of Internet to aid research practice has become more popular in the recent years. In fact, some believe that Internet surveying and electronic data collection may revolutionize many disciplines by allowing for easier data collection, larger samples, and therefore more representative data. Ho...
Everything we know about search is changing fundamentally. An explosion of devices and technologies continues to shape how and where we search. The notion of jumping onto our laptops and typing search terms on Google.com feels increasingly quaint — something the search giant is sensing and respon...
These days, everyone is expected to be up to speed on Internet search techniques. But there are still a few tricks that some users -- and even savvy searchers -- may not be aware of. Did you hate memorizing seemingly insignificant facts for tests at school? No photographic memory? Good news! Life i...
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It is clear that search has not changed much in the past 20 years. Back in the 1990s, enterprise search first included indexing multiple, heterogeneous data sets into a single search experience, with full document-level security, using search engines and this pretty much sums up the situation today....
Indexed discovery services are a lot like Google: you can search simply and get results quickly, but the sources you are rocky-trailsearching tend to be mysterious. Do you know if you are searching specialized sources or generic sources? Authoritative or with an agenda? When a researcher pushes the ...
We’ve known for years that search engines like Google change how humans remember information — so what happens when we use online services to keep track of where we’ve been in life? Google on Tuesday announced a new update to its Maps program which will allow people to vis...
Seeking out facts, and even basic information on a topic, is relatively easy. Enter 2 or 3 relevant keywords at your favorite search engine. But going beyond the basic, or conducting investigative research, often means using advanced search commands, not to mention additional or more targeted findin...
Whenever you have surfed the net chances are you either clicked here and there or followed a trail of what interested you. Have you at times had your search seem like a scavenger hunt consumed with finding facts in different spots?  If so, learning to use the Internet for research can be among ...
Einstein once said, “The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.”   The same could be said of intelligence. What they don’t tell you is that the “smart” people of the world are, in most cases, just better at researching and learning things than everyone else.But re...

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