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You Can Be a Trusted Guide To The Most Relevant Information Online: Not Google

You Can Be a Trusted Guide To The Most Relevant Information Online: Not Google | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it




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 A bit of a lengthy read but certainly worth a look and the thoughts it provokes.

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Ian M Cooper Cole, JFS Marketing Consutants's curator insight, March 27, 8:13 AM

This is so true, we all think we can rely on Google as a credible source. But they use an arbitrary algorithm which is created and constantly modified by a an insular team of silicon valley kids.

Their primary motivation is profit for Google, not our well being or enlightenment. Google has double the amount of advertising space on their search page in tha last 4 years.

The algorithm says new is better than old information, which may be true when it comes to searching "plane crash" but for "thanksgiving turkey recipes" ?

This is a good read.

WSI Digital Wave's curator insight, April 2, 7:22 AM

https://plus.google.com/+PaulMathewsWSI/posts

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 5, 12:21 PM

 

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A Curated Collection of Daily Quotes Matched to Relevant Songs: Literary Jukebox

A Curated Collection of Daily Quotes Matched to Relevant Songs: Literary Jukebox | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, November 3, 2013 2:39 PM



Maria Popova is the author of Literary Jukebox, a fascinating collection of daily quotes from her favorite books, each one thematically matched to a song.


She writes about it: "Sometimes, the connections will be fairly obvious. Other times, they might be more esoteric and require some reflection.


Literary Jukebox is truly a work of love and a great example of how curating something you truly enjoy, can create permanent value, while providing cultural insight, an opportunity for music discovery to the reader as well as exposure and visibility to the books and music authors included.



N.B.: I encourage you to support Maria's work, as she is a brilliant and inspiring mind and her work on Brain Pickings is a clear demonstration of someone whose work benefits no big brand, advertiser or sponsor, but the likes of you and me and our ability to remain curious.  

  

Get inspired: http://literaryjukebox.brainpickings.org/ 


See also: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/08/09/introducing-literary-jukebox/ 


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Consider subscribing to the email newsletter digest. Here's a sample issue on how to worry less about money, timeless advice on courage and the creative life, why going back to school is a bad idea, and more. 




 



M. W. Catlin's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:55 PM

Really nice way to combined a couple of my favorite things, music and literature.   

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Content Curation and Preservation: How To Archive Digital Documents Reliably

Content Curation and Preservation: How To Archive Digital Documents Reliably | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

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ghbrett's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:08 PM

Be sure to check out Robin Good's comments below.

Darryl Barnaby's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:05 AM

Guidance on how to best preserve media.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 2, 2013 8:38 PM

Interesting post about archieving digital documents in a realiable way

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Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education

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N Kaspar's curator insight, September 2, 2014 12:33 PM

Intriguing idea.

Alina Dogaru's curator insight, December 19, 2014 4:42 AM

Forstå og komme i gang med kurator tjenester.

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Fine-Tune Your Google Searches To Find Exactly What You Need: The 10 Search Modifiers You Must Know By Heart

Fine-Tune Your Google Searches To Find Exactly What You Need: The 10 Search Modifiers You Must Know By Heart | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

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Conrad Albertson's comment, November 5, 2013 9:22 AM
Maureen, I agree. Google does use AND as the default. In their defense, I believe the confusion is because not all searches do. Some still use OR. Check out this article about this person disappointed when a different search did not work until they used Google http://meta.stackoverflow.com/questions/22388/why-or-operator-by-default-in-search
Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, November 17, 2013 10:34 AM

Some google search modifiers to help focus your search

Andrew Lambert's curator insight, August 12, 2014 9:13 AM

Great shortcuts