Karen Blakeman on June 15th, 2011

Those of us who have opted to receive RSS notifications of updates to our Facebook pages woke up this morning to find that the feed was no longer working. Instead of “Alfred has commented on your status” or “Lisa likes your link” we saw “This feed URL is no longer valid. Visit this page to […]

Continue reading about Facebook calling time on RSS?

Karen Blakeman on June 7th, 2011

I have been dining out on the ‘Google thinks cats are lions’ story for several months but decided that its inclusion in my presentation at INFORUM 2011 in Prague should be its last outing. (See my blog postings at http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2011/02/12/google-decides-that-coots-are-really-lions/ and http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2011/02/21/update-on-coots-vs-lions/ for the details on this story). Towards the end of my talk I […]

Continue reading about Google still thinks coots are possibly cats (or cows)

Karen Blakeman on June 6th, 2011

The presentation, along with the text, that I gave at INFORUM 2011, 24th-26th 2011 is now available on the INFORUM web site at  http://www.inforum.cz/en/proceedings The PowerPoint presentation with an additional postscript slide can also be found at: Authorstream Slideshare

Continue reading about Personalisation, localisation, semantic search: do they work?

Karen Blakeman on June 3rd, 2011

This week I was in Kent running a full day workshop on using Google for search. The participants came from a variety of subject backgrounds and interestingly their Top Tips have a slight technical bias. 1. Preview. Click on the magnifying glass next to an entry in your results list to see a preview of […]

Continue reading about Kent’s Top Tips for Google search