Archive for the 'Search Engines' Category

Mining Web Query Logs to Analyze Political Issues

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Ingmar Weber of Yahoo! Labs is at MIT’s Center for Civic Media to tell us about Mining Web Query Logs to Analyze Political Issues. He’s based in Barcelona and has studied at the Max Planck Institute. Kiran Venkata and Erik Borra work with Ingmar on political search trends and how to figure out which way […]

How I Spent My Summer Vacation, er, Internship

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

So, uh, for the longest time, I’ve been trying to decide how to write about my cool summer job, especially without it sounding like a sales pitch. I still haven’t really figured out how to do that, but lots of other folks have been writing quite a bit lately, so I’m just going to point […]

Google Books Search Settlement Open Workshop: Alternative Approaches to Open Digital Libraries July 31 Harvard Law School

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The Berkman Center is also holding a workshop called “Google Books Search Settlement Open Workshop: Alternative Approaches to Open Digital Libraries” on Friday July 31, 2009 at the Harvard Law School: “The proposed Google Book Search settlement creates the opportunity for unprecedented access by the public, scholars, libraries and others to a digital library containing […]

Google Book Search Settlement Discussion Tuesday, July 21, 12:30 pm Berkman Center Cambridge

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The Berkman Center is holding a discussion on the Google Book Search Settlement on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 12:30 pm. Alexander Macgillivray, Deputy General Counsel for Products and Intellectual Property at Google (and soon to be General Counsel of Twitter), will discuss the Google Book Search Settlement. RSVP required for those attending in person […]

Google Search Improvements, Find Images by Color, and Some Misc

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Garrett shared some cool links in his weekly email, including news about Google’s search changes I read in The Boston Globe earlier. I’m just going to copy and paste from his email. How to Search For Certain Colors in Google Images (Source: neiljohnford) … Top 10 Electronic Reminder Services,2817,234… (Source: ResourceShelf) Two new […]

why you can’t google a library book

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

The January 22 Guardian has an interesting article called “Why you can’t find a library book in your search engine: Finding a book at your local library should just involve a simple web search. But thanks to a US cataloguing site, that is far from the case”: Despite the internet’s origins as an academic network, […]

Google’s New Browser, Chrome

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

“Oh, in case you hadn’t heard yet, here’s a new browser for you to test on ;)” joked a friend of mine yesterday. Lots of folks are talking about Google’s new search engine Chrome, especially how it might effect the browser market and compete with Firefox and Internet Explorer. The Boston Globe published a review […]

Wales on the Future of Search

Monday, September 1st, 2008

Garrett sent me a link to an ITConversations interview with Jimmy Wales of Wikipedia about the future of search. That should be a good listen. Thanks, Garrett! & Happy Labor Day! (Guess I should stop laboring, eh?)

ErrorKey – the Search engine for Error Codes

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Intelliverb created an inhouse search engine for error codes and messages called “ErrorKey”: “ErrorKey is the tool you need to quickly get an answer for errors you encounter. We first implemeted ErrorKey as an in house application to help us in our work by quickly get resolution to errors. After sharing it with a group […]

Reader Speaks Out on Search and Libraries–AltSearchEngines

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Hope Leman of has a guest posting on called “A Reader Speaks Out on Search and Libraries”: “As someone who works in a medical library and as someone fascinated by search engines and who wishes well to worthwhile innovation in search, I have a few suggestions for how search engines and Web 2.0 entrepreneurs generally […]