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Use the web as a tool Find sources, news and information
stalk |stôk|        21 [ with obj. ] pursue or approachstealthily: a cat stalking a bird..
tasks•   Search Engines•   Twitter Search•   Facebook Graph Search•   Examples•   Surprise•   Questions
Be smarter•   Know what you’re looking for•   Know what’s available•   Trust no one! (sort of)•   HAVE A PLAN
Other options•   Microsoft Bing•   Dogpile (Google, Yahoo, Yandex)•   Twingine (Side-by-side results)
Advanced search•   Google Advanced Search•   Search exact phrase•   Search for any word•   Search by site•   Search by fil...
google limitations•   Google searches FAR LESS than half of the Web•   Google searches search Google servers : Not the int...
People searching•   Pipl - https://pipl.com•   ZabaSearch - http://www.zabasearch.com•   Yellow Pages - http://www.yellowp...
Dead Web•   Wayback Machine (Old websites) -    http://archive.org/web/web.php•   Minerva (Library of Congress Archive) - ...
WHOIS•   Better Whois - http://www.betterwhois.com•   GoDaddy - http://who.godaddy.com•   Whois dot Net - http://www.whois...
Twitter search•   Twitter Search - http://twitter.com/search    •   Advanced - http://twitter.com/search-advanced•   Topsy...
Facebook search•   https://www.facebook.com/about/graphsearch•   Combine people with “likes” based on profiles•   Open Sta...
Videos•   Mappeo - search YouTube videos by location!
Examples
Surprise
Credit due•   Mark Horvit, IRE executive    director•   Making effective use of the    Internet, IRE
MORE•   This slideshow - http://bit.ly/webstalk•   Fayetteville Water Accounts - http://bit.ly/faywater•   NICAR 2014, Feb...
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  1. 1. Use the web as a tool Find sources, news and information
  2. 2. stalk |stôk| 21 [ with obj. ] pursue or approachstealthily: a cat stalking a bird..
  3. 3. tasks• Search Engines• Twitter Search• Facebook Graph Search• Examples• Surprise• Questions
  4. 4. Be smarter• Know what you’re looking for• Know what’s available• Trust no one! (sort of)• HAVE A PLAN
  5. 5. Other options• Microsoft Bing• Dogpile (Google, Yahoo, Yandex)• Twingine (Side-by-side results)
  6. 6. Advanced search• Google Advanced Search• Search exact phrase• Search for any word• Search by site• Search by file type
  7. 7. google limitations• Google searches FAR LESS than half of the Web• Google searches search Google servers : Not the internet• Ordering based on links, SEO and personal search
  8. 8. People searching• Pipl - https://pipl.com• ZabaSearch - http://www.zabasearch.com• Yellow Pages - http://www.yellowpages.com/whitepages• White Pages - http://www.whitepages.com• 123People - http://www.123people.com• Who’s Talkin - http://www.whostalkin.com
  9. 9. Dead Web• Wayback Machine (Old websites) - http://archive.org/web/web.php• Minerva (Library of Congress Archive) - http://lcweb2.loc.gov/diglib/lcwa/html/lcwa-home.html
  10. 10. WHOIS• Better Whois - http://www.betterwhois.com• GoDaddy - http://who.godaddy.com• Whois dot Net - http://www.whois.net
  11. 11. Twitter search• Twitter Search - http://twitter.com/search • Advanced - http://twitter.com/search-advanced• Topsy (Twitter archive) - http://topsy.com• Snap Bird - http://snapbird.org• For Newsrooms - https://dev.twitter.com/media/newsrooms
  12. 12. Facebook search• https://www.facebook.com/about/graphsearch• Combine people with “likes” based on profiles• Open Status Search - http://openstatussearch.com
  13. 13. Videos• Mappeo - search YouTube videos by location!
  14. 14. Examples
  15. 15. Surprise
  16. 16. Credit due• Mark Horvit, IRE executive director• Making effective use of the Internet, IRE
  17. 17. MORE• This slideshow - http://bit.ly/webstalk• Fayetteville Water Accounts - http://bit.ly/faywater• NICAR 2014, Feb. 27 - March 2 in Baltimore• SPJ12 Conference in Oxford, Miss. April 5-7
  18. 18. Questions
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