Information Today (2012)

copyright 2012 by Nicholas G. Tomaiuolo, M.L.S., Elihu Burritt Library, Central Connecticut State University

Use this page to access information discussed in the book's chapters

newAlthough the book didn't have a chapter on Crowdsourcing (most of the book was actually about crowdsourcing) here are a couple of search engines that illustrate how far the concept has com: Read this article to learn about Datasift which portends to be Google with a human touch. And, via Tara Calishain, from The Next Web: ‘Digle’ wants to gamify search for uber-specific queries. “UK startup ‘Digle’ wants to change the way we search for hyper-specific queries. Rather than digging in and sorting through pages of un-optimized sites, Digle gives you the option to hand the task off to someone else. These ‘Finders’ are then tasked with the grunt work in exchange for badges, higher positions on the leaderboard, and credits — which are redeemable for cash.”


 

See the Reviews  
See comments from the book's foreword by Wikipedia editor Phoebe Ayers  
Meet the experts who contributed to the book.  

Search the UContent site with a Google Custom Search Engine (see Chapter 11 for more information on CSEs): 


Reviews & an Excerpt from Phoebe Ayers' foreword

 

Expert Contributors to the Book

 

Chapter 1 The Evolution of UContent

 

Chapter 2 Project Gutenberg

 

Chapter 3 Blogs

 

Chapter 4 Wikis

 

Chapter 5 Podcasts, Slides, Screencasts and Video

 

Chapter 6 Facebook

 

Chapter 7 Online Reviews of Products and Services

 

Chapter 8 Self-Publishing

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Chapter 9 Citizen Journalism

 

Chapter 10 Tagging, Folksonomies and Social Bookmarking

 

Chapter 11 Custom Search Engines

 

Chapter 12 Cybercartography

 

Chapter 13 Yahoo! Pipes

 

Chapter 14 Flickr

 

Conclusion


Have a question or comment about the book or these links? Please email the author at nick DOT tomaiuolo AT gmail DOT com

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