Tag Archives: Search engines

WolframAlpha: a new type of search engine

By REBECCA LATTANZIO If you watch the video on WolframAlpha’s “About” page you will instantly learn that the site is not a search engine, but what they call a “computational knowledge engine.” I stumbled across WolframAlpha this week and found … Continue reading

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Rounding up the most popular Web browsers

By IKU KAWACHI Many of us probably use the default Web browser that comes installed with our computers’ operating systems — whether it be Windows Internet Explorer or Apple Safari — with nary a second thought. Indeed, one monthly study by … Continue reading

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Stumble the Web with StumbleUpon

By KYLI SINGH Interested in sharing a Web site you created with others? Or looking for ideas to write about? Or how about browsing the Web to kill time? Take a look StumbleUpon! Founded in 2001 by four post-grad students, … Continue reading

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Recommendation engines: How they work, why we need them

By IKU KAWACHI Chances are you’ve probably used one of them, even if you haven’t realized it: recommendation engines, also known as recommender systems, platforms or frameworks. They use information drawn from user profiles, viewing history and survey results to predict the … Continue reading

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Customize your Firefox Web browser

By ABIGAIL L. GARNER We all use different web browsers on our computers, but one of the most common Web browsers that people use is Foxfire. It is often used as a complement to web browsers that come with computers, … Continue reading

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Revisiting Google Instant — new standard or gimmick?

By IKU KAWACHI A couple of weeks ago, we discussed Google Instant, the newest feature to be added to the ever-popular Google search engine. Rolled out amid comparatively little hype on Sept. 8, Instant predicts what search query users are … Continue reading

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Using Website archives

By DEBORA RUBI The internet is full of not only current information but also information that has become irrelevant or lost since it first came out. While much of this information may seem obsolete, it can be very useful while … Continue reading

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A peek at the new, more powerful Libraries Web site

By IKU KAWACHI The University of Miami Libraries are undergoing an important change this fall: they’re redesigning their Web site — and powering it with a robust new search engine to boot. The current site was released in 2006, which … Continue reading

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Making money while improving your blog

By ALEX BRYANT Many journalists and readers are turning to blogs as a way to distribute and read about news on a more regular basis. People from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists to everyday citizens are using blogs to become a serious … Continue reading

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‘Trendy topics’ have become a trend

By REBECCA LATTANZIO We recently had a discussion in class about Google Trends, a service that allows you to search the Web for popular topics and read in great detail about them. This got me thinking, do other sites carry … Continue reading

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Unearthing defunct and outdated Web pages

By IKU KAWACHI Wanting to look at older versions of a Web page to see what changes have been made to its content — or at a once-working Web page that is now defunct —is not an uncommon occurrence, especially … Continue reading

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As if Google wasn’t fast enough …

By KELSEY PINAULT What once started as a simple search engine just five years ago, is now one of the fastest expanding corporations in the U.S. Google was started by two Ph.D. students at Stanford University who were trying to … Continue reading

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Search engine information can be outdated

By ABIGAIL L. GARNER This past summer one of the internships that I had was to help develop an iPhone app for the Birmingham Magazine. What they wanted to do was take their annual CityGuide magazine and make it into … Continue reading

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