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Beyond Google SERPs. Human Curated Answers Serve Better Those Who Want To Know More: Wonder

Beyond Google SERPs. Human Curated Answers Serve Better Those Who Want To Know More: Wonder | Leadership | Scoop.it

"Inquiry that desires a deeper understanding and multiple points of view."


Via Robin Good
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"Wonder was built to bring human-centric guidance back to the pursuit of knowledge on the web."

 

in other words: "Away from algorithmically sorted lists of links, and back to human-guided curation, evaluation and advice for those who don't need just a store address on a map".

 

Wonder is a new free web service which touts to be your online personal research assistant. Behind its minimalist website there's a crew of human beings that actually goes out to gather and bring back to you valuable answers and resources to your questions.

 

How does it work?

You just register via FB, Twitter or with your own email and then you are presented with a very simple screen in which you are asked "what are you wondering"?

You type in a question, and within a very reasonable amount of time (in my cases, in always less than 30 minutes) you receive a hand written email answer by a person with a first and last name. Not only. The person provides you also with multiple links to relevant resources that can help you find out and discover more about the topic of your interest.
 

Why it's relevant: Independently of the quality of the results that Wonder may initially bring to you, this new service highlights a growing trend toward trusted guides, expert curators of information, and their human voice and away from algorithmically sorted list of results like Google offers.

 

P.S.: In my initial tests a reply for a very specific question in one of my areas of expertise didn't bring back particularly valuable or useful suggestions as this knowledge would require an expert in the field, but less specialistic questions brought back useful responses written in a very human-style and supported by very high-quality relevant links and resources.

 

Here is one such question - answer as an example for you:

 

My Research Request: 
How can I trust the answers provided by those behind Wonder if I know nothing about who they are?

 

Mike Smith reply:
Let me assure you, I am no robot. The resources curated by Wonder are compiled and collated by real human beings (such as myself) who take the time to sort through the vast amount of information available on the web. 

I view the task of the Wonder researcher as being rather similar to that of your local librarian. And any good librarian isn't going to tell you how to think: they will present you with what knowledge and information they have available and arrange it in such a way that you must come to your own conclusion. Do you demand the librarian's credentials? Do you peruse their degrees and certifications? No, because her/his credentials lie in the quality of the work they have laid before you. Even if you detect bias or prejudice in what has been presented to you, then the curator's task has already been accomplished: you have assessed, for yourself, the quality of the information you have encountered and have honed your critical faculties that much more.

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- Content curation (i.e. Wonder) is similar to consulting a librarian for literature on a particular subject

- Content curators (e.g. librarians) have empirically improved critical thinking skills in students

- Content curators (e.g. librarians) are tasked with fostering critical thinking in the evaluation of information sources

 

 

 

This is the future in preview.

 

Try it out and see what you think of it.
 

Free to use.

 

Try it out now: https://wonderlib.com/ ;

 

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Robin Good's curator insight, April 28, 2015 5:52 AM


"Wonder was built to bring human-centric guidance back to the pursuit of knowledge on the web."


in other words: "Away from algorithmically sorted lists of links, and back to human-guided curation, evaluation and advice for those who don't need just a store address on a map".


Wonder is a new free web service which touts to be your online personal research assistant. Behind its minimalist website there's a crew of human beings that actually goes out to gather and bring back to you valuable answers and resources to your questions.


How does it work?

You just register via FB, Twitter or with your own email and then you are presented with a very simple screen in which you are asked "what are you wondering"?

You type in a question, and within a very reasonable amount of time (in my cases, in always less than 30 minutes) you receive a hand written email answer by a person with a first and last name. Not only. The person provides you also with multiple links to relevant resources that can help you find out and discover more about the topic of your interest.
 

Why it's relevant: Independently of the quality of the results that Wonder may initially bring to you, this new service highlights a growing trend toward trusted guides, expert curators of information, and their human voice and away from algorithmically sorted list of results like Google offers.


P.S.: In my initial tests a reply for a very specific question in one of my areas of expertise didn't bring back particularly valuable or useful suggestions as this knowledge would require an expert in the field, but less specialistic questions brought back useful responses written in a very human-style and supported by very high-quality relevant links and resources.


Here is one such question - answer as an example for you:


My Research Request:
How can I trust the answers provided by those behind Wonder if I know nothing about who they are?


Mike Smith reply:
Let me assure you, I am no robot. The resources curated by Wonder are compiled and collated by real human beings (such as myself) who take the time to sort through the vast amount of information available on the web.

I view the task of the Wonder researcher as being rather similar to that of your local librarian. And any good librarian isn't going to tell you how to think: they will present you with what knowledge and information they have available and arrange it in such a way that you must come to your own conclusion. Do you demand the librarian's credentials? Do you peruse their degrees and certifications? No, because her/his credentials lie in the quality of the work they have laid before you. Even if you detect bias or prejudice in what has been presented to you, then the curator's task has already been accomplished: you have assessed, for yourself, the quality of the information you have encountered and have honed your critical faculties that much more.

View Research

- Content curation (i.e. Wonder) is similar to consulting a librarian for literature on a particular subject


- Content curators (e.g. librarians) have empirically improved critical thinking skills in students

- Content curators (e.g. librarians) are tasked with fostering critical thinking in the evaluation of information sources




This is the future in preview.


Try it out and see what you think of it.
 

Free to use.


Try it out now: https://wonderlib.com/ 







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Super Achievers' Secret Power: Humility

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BY CAMILLE SWEENEY AND JOSH GOSFIELD 

The very concept of humility can make us queasy. In this self-promotional era of social media flaunting and positive thinking, to be humble can seem at best to put us at a competitive disadvantage, at worst, to seem hollow. As Jane Austen put it, “Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility.”

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Your Next Pair of Shoes Could Come From a 3-D Printer

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5 Essential Life Lessons Most People Learn Too Late

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Artificial Intelligence Is More Artificial Than Intelligent

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Why edtech startups need to build for overlooked communities

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Critical pedagogy: schools must equip students to challenge the status quo

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Teachers should embrace a radical pedagogy and provoke students to demand equality for themselves and others, argues vice principal Tait Coles

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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 15, 2016 5:04 AM

Interesting post, presenting a newsworthy concept. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education, more about the theme in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com

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Make Strategic Thinking Part of Your Job

You’re not too busy to do it.
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Anita's curator insight, October 27, 2016 7:21 PM
Three ideas on implementing strategic thinking if you're not sure what it looks like.
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, October 30, 2016 5:09 AM

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, October 30, 2016 8:09 AM

Totally agree with this premise, but will your leaders empower you to make a difference.  

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6 Habits Of Trustworthy Leaders

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Do the people in your office trust you? Maybe not as much as you think they do.

 

Consulting firm EY released its Global Generations 3.0 research which found that less than half of full-time workers between the ages of 19 and 68 place a "great deal of trust" in their employer, boss, or colleagues. Another recent survey from Globoforce’s WorkHuman Research Institute found that 80% of employees trust their colleagues, but only 65% trust senior leaders in their companies.

 

That’s a problem. EY’s research also found that low levels of trust majorly influences employees to look for another job (42%), work the minimum number of hours required (30%), and be less engaged and productive (28%).


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, September 20, 2016 10:42 PM

The people in your office may not trust you as much as you think they do. Here's how to win them over.

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The Power of ‘Why?’ and ‘What If?’

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I just failed my first pitch to an angel investor. How do I make financial projections for a pre-revenue startup? • /r/startups

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IMF report calls Bitcoin's blockchain the Internet of Trust » Brave New Coin

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The June 2016 edition of the IMF's quarterly magazine, Finance & Development, features a very pro-blockchain article called “The internet of Trust,” which explains Bitcoin in great detail, expanding on the benefits of the blockchain impressively.
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The real reason to share your work – Crew blog

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Forget Coding--Here's The Skill You Need Most When You Start Your Career

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Why you think you're right -- even if you're wrong

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Perspective is everything, especially when it comes to examining your beliefs. Are you a soldier, prone to defending your viewpoint at all costs -- or a scout, spurred by curiosity? Julia Galef examines the motivations behind these two mindsets and how they shape the way we interpret information, interweaved with a compelling history lesson from 19th-century France. When your steadfast opinions are tested, Galef asks: "What do you most yearn for? Do you yearn to defend your own beliefs or do you yearn to see the world as clearly as you possibly can?"

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Want to become a CEO? Here’s how, according to LinkedIn

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New LinkedIn research reveals some interesting insights into what it takes to reach the top rungs of the career ladder.
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Mr. Robot killed the Hollywood hacker

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The popular portrayal of computers as magic boxes capable of anything has done real societal harm. Now one TV show wants to save us.
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This Startup Wants to Drag Bus Travel Out of the Dark Ages--and It Just Might

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Do you think there is a big business in non air travel? Think again.
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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 20, 2016 3:19 AM

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Do You Have the Will for Digital Transformation?

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Why You Secretly Think You Work Harder Than All Your Colleagues

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Chances are there was a point—maybe there were several—in the past year when you found yourself sitting angrily at your desk wondering why you had to do so much of the work yourself. You silently cursed your colleagues under your breath as you polished off yet another aspect of that big project. If it weren’t for you, you thought, the entire office might collapse under the combined weight of all its slackers.

 

The same thing might happen at home, too. Spouses and partners routinely fight over who takes care of the chores, and everyone feels like they're doing more than their fair share.

 

And yes, it's certainly possible that you actually are pulling your own weight and then some. Maybe you're surrounded by freeloaders and are the only halfway responsible person in the bunch. But there's a pretty good chance you aren't, despite your perceptions to the contrary. Here's why.


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Gisele HELOU's curator insight, October 26, 2016 4:20 AM

Chances are you're not the only hard worker, even though your brain makes you feel like you are.

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I think most people are guilty of this at one stage or another.  A sign of high EI is the ability to view things from the perspective of others...
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How to Give an Emotionally Intelligent Presentation

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Emotions play an active role in almost all of our decision making. That's one reason why emotional intelligence, the ability to identify, understand, and manage those emotions, is such an invaluable skill. 

 

But how specifically does emotional intelligence help us with our daily tasks? Here are three tips to make sure your next presentation is emotionally intelligent:

1. Don't get anxious. Get excited.

All of us get nervous before a presentation, even if we've done it hundreds of times. So take that nervousness and turn it into something positive: enthusiasm.How do you do that exactly?

Spend those final few moments reviewing your favorite parts of the presentation. Remind yourself why you're doing this, and focus on the value you have to deliver to your listeners.

Now, take that enthusiasm and give a talk that you passionately believe in.

 
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"But how specifically does emotional intelligence help us with our daily tasks? Here are three tips to make sure your next presentation is emotionally intelligent: . . . "

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, October 4, 2016 5:18 PM
The Learning Factor's insight: View your presentation from your audience's perspective instead of your own.
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Using Design Thinking to Embed Learning in Our Jobs

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The Way the Media Industry Works

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Human Factor Behind The DAO Attack, Ethereum Rollback Not Option

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The Downside of a Backup Plan – and What to Do About It

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