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The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide

The Future of Search May Not Be About Google: It's You In The End Who Will Decide | Social Media Butterflies |
There is a evil side of Google which revealed itself in the Filter Bubble, invasion of privacy, the lack of transparency, in the monopoly induction of behavior and especially in what is happening in the search environment.

Via Robin Good
Stephen Dale's curator insight, January 13, 2014 5:58 AM

People who use Google are given the impression that they are interacting with the data out there, but they are actually interacting with Google and its view of the world.


"They are prediction engines that constantly refine a theory about who you are and what you are going to do or want next. Together, they create an universe of data for each one of us."

"In a 2010 paper published in the Scientific American journal, Tim Berners-Lee warned about companies developing ever more “closed” products and “data islands”.

"Morville, in his book Search Patterns, says that the first and second results receive 80% of attention. The vertical approach suggests to the user the idea of a single result that fully answers the question, enclosing possibilities and preventing alternative realization."

Or in other words, is our acceptance of what we see in search results eroding our ability (or willingness) to consider alternatives and employ critical thinking?

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, January 16, 2014 8:21 PM

This is alarming.  We, as Teacher Librarians, need to be aware of the ramifications of this.

Mrs. Dilling's curator insight, February 13, 2014 11:52 AM

My favorite statement, "we must always be aware and well informed about the intentions of companies, and never stop having multiple options for any service."


This article was an eye opener for me. I had never questioned Google before.

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Share Your Google Analytics Data As An Infographic

Share Your Google Analytics Data As An Infographic | Social Media Butterflies |

Wouldn’t it be great to get weekly website performance updates as a simple, easy-to-read graphic?

Now you can go beyond the Google Analytics dashboard with a new creative  – and free – tool by The New Google Analytics Report automatically delivers an infographic depicting your favorite metrics right to your desktop. See the infographic at the article link for a sample of a full infographic that is generated...

Via Lauren Moss
Didde Glad's curator insight, March 24, 2013 5:52 PM

Præsentér ledelsesinformation i GRATIS designet dashboard med gnaske få klik 





ParadigmGallery's comment, March 25, 2013 11:48 AM
did it, interesting, not so sure the artsy, soft approach to the analytics report is as visually satisfying as the bright, primary colors of google.....
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 9, 2013 10:03 PM

Awesome scoop, thanks Robin!

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HANDY Infographic for Google+ Users: Text Formatting Made Easy

HANDY Infographic for Google+ Users:  Text Formatting Made Easy | Social Media Butterflies |

How to make bold text, italics, strikethroughs in Google+ posts." 


From MT Weekly.  Easy!   Using Google+ as a choice?  More here about choosing Google+ for your posts:  



There are two significant benefits of using Google+: 


First, social media in general is essential today to immerse yourself in industry knowledge and stay ahead of the curve on the latest trends in your field.  Google+ is a more organized, comprehensive tool than Twitter, and its more personalized than LinkedIn with more engaging features.     Second, when a potential employer Googles your name, your robust Google+ profile will show up. You can use it as a way to showcase your professional interests, personality, and industry savvy to stand out from the rest of the heard. Here's a quick job seeker's guide to using it:       

It's a great addition to your social media belt. 

    Source:  USNews Money


Personally, I find the use of Circles, robust and VERY smart.  Twitter lists?  Ahh, I have them and don't use them right  now.  ~  Deb

Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN
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Google's Collateral Damage: SEO Cat & Mouse Game

Google's Collateral Damage: SEO Cat & Mouse Game | Social Media Butterflies |

Great infographic showing the cascading waterfall of SEO and Google's river responds to a changing Internet.



Via Martin (Marty) Smith
Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, June 14, 2013 8:53 PM

Great infogrpahic of Google's waterfall of changes and their consequence on SEO and Internet marketing.

Robin Martin's comment, June 18, 2013 9:17 PM
Thanks for sharing Marty!
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The SEO Value of a Google+ Profile or Page [INFOGRAPHIC]

The SEO Value of a Google+ Profile or Page [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Butterflies |

Because Google+ content will appear in Google's natural search results, it's important for your local business to have a page of it's own!

Google+ attracted over 100,000,00 users within the first 6 months of its launch and sites with a Google +1 button across their site generate 3.5 times more visits to their Google+ Page than those without the button.


Learn more about how to use Google+ to enhance your SEO efforts in our infographic.

Via Lauren Moss, John van den Brink