Wednesday, March 09, 2005

The searchers

Google marked International Women's Day with this changed logo. An improvement, I thought, on the rather culturally-specific Christmas version. Google has become my default search engine. It'™s good and quick, and turns nicely into the verb 'to google'. But, it would be better if it remembered me, and stored what I like (a bit like Amazon does) and spared me the dross. After some initial enthusiasm, I'™m not really finding Google scholar particularly useful. Surely, anyone who'€™s at all serious must be using electronic databases. Blog-searching is a bit more of a specialist sport, but there's more on it's way. This report covers the hot favourites. Blogstreet is good because it maps your affinity space pictorially, in what it describes as a neighbourhood.

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