Google didn’t exist during the 1960s, but if it did, it may have looked a lot like Google60. Described as “an art project to explore distances and heroism in user interfaces,” Google60 is the latest creation from designer and developer Norbert Landsteiner, who earlier this year released Google BBS — a project that allowed users to conduct Google searches from within a 1980s bulletin board-style interface.
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Get an under the hood look at the next frontier in Search, from the team at Google behind the technology. The Knowledge Graph is a huge collection of the people, places and things in the world and how they’re connected to one another. With this technology, Google can get you the best possible answers and help jump start your discovery.
If you point your browser to http://youtube.clea.nr you can search YouTube and watch YouTube videos without viewing any of the “related” videos or advertisements on YouTube.
Wow, it really doesn’t get much clea.nr than that!
Just as having students predict answers to math problems is a way of creating more meaningful learning, prediction can be a useful strategy in successful searching too. Here are some guidelines for asking predictive questions even before they launch their search.
- When I run this search, what do I expect to appear?
- When I find this answer, what do I expect it to look like?
- When I click this link, what do I expect to see?
Great infographic shows you how to use google - perfect for the library, classroom, office, or any other place you need to remind people how to be a google jedi.
Type askew into Google and prepare yourself for a little visual gag. I wonder what David Lynch would think about this - the master of the “cinematic slant”? Probably just yawn and move on to his next surrealist, “fire walk with me”, unheimlich moment.
Go to wolframalpha.com and type in planes overhead.
A neat demonstration of Wolfram Alpha!
And don’t forget:
To search for pages updated only in the past month, you can use the following URL as your search engine:
To look back two years, you can use this URL instead:
We all use google. A lot. But here are some good simple tools on how you can use it more effectively to get closer to what you need.
It’s our responsibility to teach kids how to find and research information, how to judge its veracity, and when it’s time to ask for a grownup’s help. I spoke to Daniel Russell, Google’s “search anthropologist” in charge of Search Quality and User Happiness (yes, really), who brought to light some important tips you may not have known.
- Keep it simple
- Define operator
- One more search
- Fine the source
- Confirm content
- Link operator
- Don’t use the + sign
- Pay attention to “google instant”
- Switch ON safety mode
- Functions galore (calculations, translations, measurements)
- Left-hand side tools
Playing about with that challenge produced a website—What Do You Love?—that we hope meets at least some of the challenge by demonstrating how different Google products can show you different things about any particular search query. Like always, you’re the judge, so give it a go. Type in something that you love—polar bears, space travel, pickup trucks, Lady Gaga, early Foghat—whatever strikes your fancy (for some reason, the results for cheese always crack us up, so try that if you’re momentarily stumped). No matter what it is, we’ll give you back something that will let you get even more into what you love.
Aside from privacy issues though, the Orwellian issue of how our experience on the web is distorted has implications for students’ development of critical thinking skills. Central to critical thinking is the idea that reality can be viewed from very different lenses and perspectives. If our search engines and social networks (for many, their web portal on the world) provide us with a distorted view of reality, do we lose the ability and the desire to consider divergent viewpoints from our own? If students’ online experience can be tailored to their tastes like an iTunes Genius playlist, what are they missing out on? Where is the chance to see the unexpected, the infuriating, and the serendipitous? Don’t we have a right to steer them towards experiences that push them out of their comfort zones? And if so, should we be starting with the search engines and software tools that they will depend on after they’ve left our classes?
Here’s how it works: sign into Search Team and enter the topic you’re searching for, this becomes known as the “search space.” The search space is where you will enter your search terms, refine searches, and save the best results. When you share your search space with others they can see what you’ve saved and what you’ve eliminated.
Search Globe visualizes searches around the world
When you’re searching on Google, people all over the globe are searching at the same time, in hundreds of different languages. With the new Search Globe, you can see what one day of Google searches around the world looks like. The height of the bars depicts search volume in that region, and each different color represents the language of the majority of queries in an area.