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                                                      Searching Web 2.0 Spaces

Search Engines & New Search Engine Special Products
Search Tool              Search Options                           Special Features                         Tips and Hints
                         AND default (assumed)                    intitle:                                 Yahoo also accepts ( ) and NOT
Google
                         " " make phrase                          inurl:                                   Yahoo uses hostname: to limit exactly to
Yahoo
                         OR must be capitalized                   site:                                    within a site
Ask
                         - excludes                               filetype:
Google News              Basic Google search works                Article view                             Adv. Srch: limit by dates, language,
Archive                  news.google.com/archivesearch            Timeline view                            source, price
SearchMash               Same as Google                           Results are Google. No                   Find matching Images, Wikipedia, and
                                                                  advertisements.                          other result types. Changing, beta.
Yahoo Pipes              Search or browse popular                 Mini scripting programs to               Need Yahoo account to view/edit or
                         by keywords.                             make mashups.                            create Pipes. Easy instructions provided
City.ask.com             Combine Location with                    Maps and directions                      Similar to maps.google.com or
                         businesses, events, movies                                                        maps.yahoo.com


Finding Blogs or RSS Feeds
Search Tool              Search Options                           Special Features                         Tips and Hints
Google                   Search much like Google.                 To search postings:                      Adv. Blog Srch. also allows limiting by
Blogsearch               Accepts site: intitle:                   inposttitle inpostauthor:                date and language.
                         Results are individual                   To search blog properties:
                         postings as found in feeds.              inblogtitle: blogurl:
Technorati               Blog postings search.                    Modify level of Authority                "Authority" based on popularity (links to
                                                                  (any, some, a little, a lot).            it) and how often updated.
Ask.com Blog             Use tabs in results to                   Easy options for subscribing             Most popular feeds on right often offer
& Feed Search            choose feeds or blogs.                   to feeds under each result.              good starting places.
Bloglines                Use pop-down menu to                     Easy to subscribe using                  “More Options” Srch. allows search by
Search                   search for posts or for feeds            Bloglines in search results.             blog title, author, subject, and more.


Searching Social Spaces
Search Tool              Search Options                           Special Features                         Tips and Hints
MySpace                  Use tabs to search areas in              Keep searches simple. Not                Essentially a huge personal
                         MySpace (people, videos,                 all Google search options                connecting/network. Click SEARCH link
                         blogs, etc.)                             work.                                    for suggestions for finding people.
FaceBook                 Must create account to                                                            Participation largely higher education.
                         search or even look.                                                              Organized into members’ institutions.
Ning                     Default AND, accepts OR.                 Once inside a community,                 Look at/sort by the number of members.
                                                                  search box is for that area.             Create free account to participate.
Flickr                   Partial Yahoo search                     Mostly photos. Also videos               Also search for photo group pools (often
                         syntax. Search photos by                 and social networking.                   useful themes), people, discussions.
                         tags, description text.                                                           Yahoo account needed to upload,
                                                                                                           organized, participate in groups, sharing.
YouTube                  Partial Google search                    Videos. Browse Categories,               Google or YouTube account needed to
                         syntax. Search                           Channels (comedians,                     upload, join/create groups, make
                         descriptions, titles, tags.              directors, etc.), or                     playlists and subscriptions.
                                                                  Community (groups,
                                                                  contests)
Yahoo                    Search text, descriptions in             Browse by categories or                  Yahoo account needed to upload.
Podcasts                 series, episodes, or series              tags.                                    Helpful instructions on podcasts.
                         and episodes.
MovieLens                Movie recommendations                    Background on movies                     Need to create account to participate.
                         based on your preferences.               available.                               Connecting with people thru movies.

Web 2.0: Searching Innovations Spring-Summer 2007 - This material has been created by Joe Barker for the Infopeople Project [infopeople.org], supported by   1
the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State
Librarian. Any use of this material should credit the author and funding source.
Search Tool              Search Options                           Special Features                         Tips and Hints
Pandora.com              Find and play music by                   Selections based on “music               Create account (easy) to participate.
                         name of artist or name of                genome” project’s                        No play on demand to avoid copyright
                         music/album.                             associations with what you               violation. Licensed as FM radio station.
                                                                  choose. You fine tune your               Plays whole tunes of music it selects
                                                                  preferences as you listen.               based on your choices.
Last.fm                  Simple search by name or                 Selections based on                      Some free music (determined by
                         artist or name of music or               “scrobbling” – what you                  copyright and copyright owner).
                         album finds and play some                listen to analyzed and                   Provides snippets when under copyright
                         music. Or browse various                 compared with other                      and link to buy.
                         categories. Charts based                 listeners. You fine tune your            Good descriptions and history of most
                         on listening (not sales).                preferences as you listen.               artists.
43 Things                Simple search (default and               Zeitgeist provides most                  Create account to participate by sharing
                         only) in top box without                 recent, city approach,                   your goals and personal information.
                         account. Matches words in                people, and more. Tag
                         goals, people, and tags.                 clouds.
LibraryThing             Search tab at top to find                Search collections of books,             Need account to build a library and to
                         works, authors, tags, users,             cataloged with tagging as                use the tools (APIs and other displays).
                         and user locations.                      subjects. Images from                    Account also allows search within your
                         *truncates. Keep searches                Amazon as available.                     collection and "library suggestions"
                         simple and do not trust " " or           Suggestions tab provides                 based on your collection.
                         -. Look carefully at results.            book suggestions for books
                         Groups tab allows                        or authors you like or dislike
                         searching and browsing for               (unsuggest).
                         groups.
                         Zeitgeist is overview and
                         place to browse by "top"
                         people, books, library size,
                         and more.

URLs – although generally mnemonic, some are tricky
Google                                               google.com
Yahoo                                                search.yahoo.com (Portal at yahoo.com)
Ask                                                  ask.com
43 Things                                            43things.com
Ask.com Blog & Feed Search                           Go to ask.com and click on Blogs & feeds to the right
Bloglines Search                                     bloglines.com
City.ask.com                                         city.ask.com
FaceBook                                             facebook.com
Flickr                                               flickr.com
Google Blogsearch                                    blogsearch.google.com
Google News Archive                                  news.google.com/archivesearch
Last.fm                                              last.fm
LibraryThing                                         librarything.com
MovieLens                                            movielens.umn.edu
MySpace                                              myspace.com
Ning                                                 ning.com
Pandora                                              pandora.com
SearchMash (from Google)                             searchmash.com
Technorati Blog Search                               search.technorati.com
Yahoo Pipes                                          pipes.yahoo.com
Yahoo Podcasts                                       podcasts.com
YouTube                                              youtube.com




Web 2.0: Searching Innovations Spring-Summer 2007 - This material has been created by Joe Barker for the Infopeople Project [infopeople.org], supported by   2
the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State
Librarian. Any use of this material should credit the author and funding source.

				
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