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Posts Tagged ‘internet research’

Eight Tips for Super Searching

Posted by bronwynr on May 8, 2009

Plain old Web searching doesn’t do the trick anymore: It yields too much random data, or not what you need. Here’s how to get what you want when you want it—sometimes before you ask for it.


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BackTalk: On the Same Screen

Posted by bronwynr on April 14, 2009

Patrons are used to quick and dirty in the Google age, but are librarians doing a disservice by not helping them evaluate the results? » » »

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Jimmy Wales Quietly Launches Wikianswers

Posted by bronwynr on February 3, 2009

Here’s a question for you. How many Q&A sites does the Web really need? Already, there is Yahoo Answers, WikiAnswers, Mahalo Answers, Linkedin Answers, ChaCha and dozens beyond. But Wikia (and Wikipedia) co-founder Jimmy Wales thinks there is room for one more. We learned from a tip that he has quietly launched Wikianswers, a Question & Answer site that attempts to create one true, consensus answer for each question, wiki-style. If this sounds familiar it is because Wiki Answers, which is part of, does the exact same thing and had 26.7 million unique visitors worldwide in December (comScore). (Yahoo Answers had 144.7 million worldwide uniques in December).

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