The Web as a Tool

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  • 1. Use the web as a tool Find sources, news and information
  • 2. stalk |stôk| 21 [ with obj. ] pursue or approachstealthily: a cat stalking a bird..
  • 3. tasks• Search Engines• Twitter Search• Facebook Graph Search• Examples• Surprise• Questions
  • 4. Be smarter• Know what you’re looking for• Know what’s available• Trust no one! (sort of)• HAVE A PLAN
  • 5. Other options• Microsoft Bing• Dogpile (Google, Yahoo, Yandex)• Twingine (Side-by-side results)
  • 6. Advanced search• Google Advanced Search• Search exact phrase• Search for any word• Search by site• Search by file type
  • 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. 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. 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. WHOIS• Better Whois - http://www.betterwhois.com• GoDaddy - http://who.godaddy.com• Whois dot Net - http://www.whois.net
  • 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. Facebook search• https://www.facebook.com/about/graphsearch• Combine people with “likes” based on profiles• Open Status Search - http://openstatussearch.com
  • 13. Videos• Mappeo - search YouTube videos by location!
  • 14. Examples
  • 15. Surprise
  • 16. Credit due• Mark Horvit, IRE executive director• Making effective use of the Internet, IRE
  • 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. Questions