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Beyond google and you tube
Beyond google and you tube
Beyond google and you tube
Beyond google and you tube
Beyond google and you tube
Beyond google and you tube
Beyond google and you tube
Beyond google and you tube
Beyond google and you tube
Beyond google and you tube
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  • 1. Beyond and
    Derrick Millard Sheridan College
  • 2. Agenda
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    Make Use of..
    Some sites that are familiar and some that maybe new
    Guide to Internet Searching
    Searching Tips
    Suggested sites
    Your suggested sites
    Make it a sharing session if possible
  • 3. Where this all started
    There are many ways of searching besides Google
    Been collecting interesting search engines for a while
    Go over some later
    The real impetus for this was a link I got in an RSS feed to “The Guidebook to Internet Searching”
    Links to lots of ideas, some new – some old
    Links for everything is in the slideshow
    Derrick Millard Sheridan College
  • 4. Make Use of…
    Derrick Millard Sheridan College
    Site that has lots of little tips, tricks, and user guides
    Guidebook to Internet Searching
    Some really useful advice on “how” and “where” to search
    Well worth a download and read
    Some of its sites and some others brought me to this presentation
  • 5. Beyond Google -Other “Typical” Search Engines
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    The familiar:
    Yahoo -
    Ask -
    Old Favourites:
    AltaVista -
    All the Web -
    The New Boys on the Block:
    Bing -
    Wolfram Alpha -
    MetaSearch: Searching Multiple Engines at Once
  • 6. Some other Engines - The Not So Familiar
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    Academic Research
    RefSeek -
    “for students and researchers that aims to make academic information easily accessible to everyone”
    PDF Searcher -
    PDF Gini -
    PDF Database -
    Interesting combination of visual and pdf search
    Typically very slow
  • 7. Blogs – One of The New Media
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    Technorati -
    Also has blogging stats top 100 etc.
    Twittorati -
    Technorati’s twitter brother
    Pubsub -
    Regator -
    All give you real time trending stories of the day. What the blogosphere is talking about right now
  • 8. People Search
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    Pipl -
    The most comprehensive people search on the web -
    123people is a real time people search tool that looks into nearly every corner of the web. -
    Professional Facebook
  • 9. Visual Engines
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    Search Cube -
    “visual search engine that presents web search results in a unique, three-dimensional cube interface. It shows previews of up to ninety-six websites, videos and images”
    Kind of like a Venn Diagram search engine
    “oSkope is a visual search assistant that lets you browse and organize items from Amazon, Ebay, Flickr, Fotolia, Yahoo!Image Search and YouTube”
    Redz -
    Show the pages of the search
    Sadly the best, Kartoo is no longer with us.
  • 10. Specialized Engines
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    Flickr -
    Google Similar Images -
    Creative Commons -
    NachoFoto -
    Real time image search
    What people are talking about now
    Skreemr -
    BeeMP3 -
    Be careful of legal issues here
  • 11. Derrick Millard Sheridan College
    SlideFinder -
    SlideFinder aims specifically at PowerPoint presentations, allows users to search for presentations in a way that hasn’t been possible with traditional search engines.
    SlideShare -
    SlideShare is a business media site for sharing presentations, documents and pdfs.
  • 12. More Specialized Engines
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    Programs –
    This is run by CNET and you can pretty much guarantee that it is spyware free
    Windows and Mac
    Exefind -
    Windows only
  • 13. Videos
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    Bing Video -
    Still looks at YouTube
    iTunes – have to install on your own computer
    Nice part is that you download the videos and they stay on your computer – unlike YouTube and others
    Vimeo -
    Veoh -
    TeacherTube -
    “Goal is to provide an online community for sharing instructional videos. We seek to fill a need for a more educationally focused, safe venue for teachers, schools, and home learners”
    Focus is k-12 but still some things there
  • 14. Derrick Millard Sheridan College
    DNA Tube -
    “DnaTube is a scientific site providing video based studies, lecturers and seminars.”
  • 15. Last thoughts
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    This is just scratching the surface
    Have a look at:
    100 Alternative Search Engines You Should Know
    Love to hear any of other suggestions