Karen Blakeman on September 24th, 2011

Public Data Explorer has escaped the cull at Google Labs, from which it  has now “graduated”. There were signs that it might survive when Google started adding public data charts to the top of the results for some statistics searches. It can now be found at  http://www.google.com/publicdata/home. Public Data Explorer allows you to search and compare […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 22nd, 2011

I woke up this morning hoping that last night’s memories of Facebook were a bad dream. No such luck. If you are just an occasional Facebook user or only log in once a day, brace yourselves for the new experience that is “New Facebook”. Here in the UK the changes started to roll out yesterday afternoon. […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 10th, 2011

The PowerPoint that was the outline for my workshop at UWE in Bristol earlier this week is now on authorSTREAM. The top 10 tips from the workshop participants are in my earlier blog posting “Business Information: Top Ten Tips from Bristol” http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2011/09/09/business-information-top-ten-tips/

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Karen Blakeman on September 9th, 2011

The University of the West of England (UWE) hosted the UKeiG 8th September workshop on business information. The list of participants included people from academic libraries, public libraries, the legal sector and freelance researchers. The day got off to an interesting start with one of the participants telling me that a colleague of theirs thought […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 3rd, 2011

Many of us have known for a while that the search engines, and in particular Google, customise results. What you see on your screen will not necessarily be what someone else sees on theirs even with what appears to be an identical search. Location, browser, search history, your browsing behaviour and your social networks are […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 3rd, 2011

The first of my updated guides and one new guide covering social media and collaborative tools are now up on http://www.rba.co.uk/web2/. I use these guides in some of my social media workshops and they are intended to help people get started with the various tools. You will notice that there are two Getting Started with […]

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