Karen Blakeman on March 23rd, 2012

The presentation I gave at CILIP in Surrey last night (Spring Clean Your Social Media) is now available on authorSTREAM at http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/karenblakeman-1368248-cilip-surrey-20120322/ and on Slideshare at http://www.slideshare.net/KarenBlakeman/spring-clean-your-social-media     Update: Claire Gravely has written a blog posting covering some of the issues we discussed. See “Karen Blakeman’s talk on spring cleaning your social media – some thoughts and […]

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Karen Blakeman on March 19th, 2012

Issue number 100 of Tales from the Terminal Room is now available at http://www.rba.co.uk/tfttr/archives/2012/feb2012.shtml. This month’s issue includes: Google personalisation: web history isn’t the only problem And the next Google killer is….Google! Top search tips from Google and advanced search workshops Official companies register for the Ukraine Twitter Notes If you are a regular reader of […]

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Karen Blakeman on March 18th, 2012

The great thing about running search workshops is that you have so many people experimenting with advanced commands that someone is bound to spot an anomaly that you haven’t. We’ve become used to seeing different results when changing the order in which we enter keywords but not when using advanced search commands. During one of […]

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Karen Blakeman on March 14th, 2012

If you need more evidence – other than me telling you! –  that you need more than Google then take a look at The Disruptive Searcher (Sanity checking Google http://disruptivesearcher.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/sanity-checking-google/): “if I hadn’t searched across more than Google for data on a small, new company that I was asked to research recently, I would have […]

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Karen Blakeman on March 2nd, 2012

I’ve noticed this strange behaviour for a while but have only now had to time to try and find out what is going on. When I’m signed in to a Google account that has Google+ associated with it I cannot display more than 10 search results per page. This is despite having Instant switched off […]

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Karen Blakeman on March 1st, 2012

Now that Google has merged all your personal data, time to double check that you’ve removed stuff you do not want Google to use. As well as the steps mentioned in my previous posting (Google personalisation: web history isn’t the only problem http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2012/02/22/google-personalisation-web-history-isnt-the-only-problem/) you might want to clear out your YouTube history as well. Sign […]

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