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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...
Social media sites and privacy are somewhat inherently at odds. After all, the point of social media is to share your life with the world; the very opposite of maintaining your privacy. Still, there is a difference between sharing parts of your life and all of it. Thus, a number of legal lines have ...
Internet Law, or Cyberlaw as it is sometimes called, refers to the legal issues related to the use of the Internet. It is less a distinct field of law than a conglomeration of intellectual property law, contract law, privacy laws, and many other fields, and how they pertain to the use of the Interne...
Twitter plans to let people fire off links or pictures without eating into the 140-character limit set for posts at the one-to-many messaging service, Bloomberg has reported. The change could take place by the end of this month, according to a Blomberg report that yesterday cited someone familiar...
Purchases on Google testing continues, Product Listing Ads are getting access to more inventory and brick-and-mortar retailers running local inventory ads see some new features. These are among the announcements from Google at Shoptalk in Las Vegas on Monday.   Product Listing Ads in image se...
The U.S. House of Representatives' information technology team has blocked lawmakers from accessing software applications hosted on a Google cloud service to prevent possible hacking campaigns, two congressional sources said on Wednesday. The move came after Yahoo Mail was also blacklisted by H...

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