Tag Archives: Search engines

Learning how to properly use the Internet

Before August, I mainly used the Internet for entertainment. I would spend hours on Tumblr, browse through my news feed on Facebook, and update my followers on Twitter about my whereabouts. Although I still waste time on social media, over … Continue reading

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Shortcut through your Google searches

By MIRAISY RODRIGUEZ Journalists, lawyers, and just about everyone else looking through the World Wide Web for information could spend hours sorting through the thousands of links produced by popular search engines. A recent article printed in the American Bar … Continue reading

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Bing and Google compete for Web searchers

By SHARON FRAJLICH Searches powered by Microsoft seem to be catching up rather quickly to Google. According to numbers gathered by Experian Hitwise and comScore, Microsoft gained 30.01 percent of the U.S. search market in March, with 14.32 percent from … Continue reading

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Ask questions to your Facebook friends

By JOE CERVONE When it comes to having our questions answered on the internet, all too often we rely on websites like Answers.com, Yahoo Answers or the recently retired Google Answers, where our responses come from strangers or anonymous sources. … Continue reading

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Google “Likes” +1 Button

We’ve all been prone to do it. When perusing our Facebook friend’s profile pictures, status updates and wall posts, we’ve all at one time or another clicked that little “Like” button. While our “Like” may display our enjoyment and concurrence to … Continue reading

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Who wants to Disco?

By JOE CERVONE Google’s acquisition of the group text-messaging website Disco has allowed the popular search engine website to further enter the market of smart phones’ and their applications. Accessible for free, Disco allows users to sign up using a … Continue reading

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Alltop.com: At the top of its game

By JAMIE N. STEPHENS Alltop.com answers the hard-hitting questions that interest the world. What separates Alltop from your average search engine is that the site goes further in depth to answer your detailed questions. For example, where a normal search … Continue reading

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Have no fear, Google’s Person Finder is here

By SHARON FRAJLICH After the devastating earthquake that shook Haiti, Google, the mega search-engine we all know and love, created the Person Finder with the U.S. Department of State. Now Person Finder is being used to help victims of the … Continue reading

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Foodily: The Recipe Search Engine

By JOE CERVONE Tired of searching through books and magazines to find the perfect recipe for a new culinary dish? Thanks to the new recipe search engine Foodily, those days of blindly searching are finally over. Foodily, a name abbreviated … Continue reading

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The Bing Sting

By SANDY FLOREZ Ever wonder how search engines compile their results? Well, apparently Bing has too. According to Google, Bing has engaged in some major copycatting — except it’s less playground and more geek. Search Engine Land writer Danny Sullivan … Continue reading

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‘Nom’ on this!

By SHARON FRAJICH Let’s face it: We base the majority of our opinions from just using our sense of sight. We hate to admit our superficiality, but in reality, we do judge books by their covers before even attempting to … Continue reading

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Spokeo.com: Journalists’ research dream or privacy concern?

By JAMIE STEPHENS Could Spokeo.com be the new era of investigative reporting? While some say Spokeo is a hazardous and invasive new website that compromises privacy rules for citizens all over the nation, others (especially news reporters) may argue that … Continue reading

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The Internet’s resources on one page (the Google version)

By DEBORA RUBI iTools, much like the reporter desktop profiled in another blog entry earlier this fall, provides access to many of the Internet tools on easily navigated page. The page beings with the most basic of functions through a … Continue reading

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Alexa.com rankings offer different search results

By KELLY BURNS It’s easy to search in Google or Yahoo when trying to find information on a particular topic or event.  However, with millions of different websites available, it can be hard to find ones that are accurate and … Continue reading

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