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Creating Library Learning Commons
The philosophy, attributes, design and potential of a Library Learning Commons.
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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 | Creating Library Learning Commons |
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
Lucy Beaton's insight:

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

Claude Terosier's curator insight, January 13, 2014 2:44 AM

"we should worry about search engines becoming the arbiters of truth." De l'importance de comprendre comment on accède à l'information et de reprendre la main.

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?

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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The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I

The Future Of Content Curation Tools - Part I | Creating Library Learning Commons |
Content curation tools are in their infancy. Nonetheless you see so many of them around, there are more new curation tools coming your way soon, with lots of new features and options.

Via Robin Good
Lucy Beaton's insight:

Teacher Librarians curate as part of their job for teachers and students in their schools.  What's ahead?  Good article.

Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, December 19, 2013 11:53 AM

Las herramientas de curación de contenido están en su infancia. En un futuro próximo van a jugar un papel cada vez más importante de apoyo a la producción de contenidos, la educación y el aprendizaje y, en general, a la organización de forma mas eficaz de la información online y offline disponible.

Para lograr estos objetivos, las herramientas de curación de contenidos tendrán que probar, integrar y adoptar nuevas características que cumplan con muchos de los requisitos de un curador de contenidos.

SMOOC's curator insight, February 20, 2014 1:27 PM

Interesting write up on content curation tools from Robin Good (pt. 1)

TeresaSiluar's curator insight, April 12, 2014 1:34 PM

Artículo de Robin Good en el que habla de las posibilidades de las herramientas de content curation.