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Week 3

  1. 1. Mercy Tong<br />Knowledge Discovery<br />
  2. 2. How Google change our lives?<br />Shape the process of thought<br />“A form of skimming activity.”<br /> “Efficiency” & “Immediacy”<br />The lack of deep reading<br /> “Can’t focus on long pieces of reading.”<br /> “Tripping from link to link to link.”<br />Carr, N. (2008). ‘Is Google making us stupid?’, Atlantic.com. Washington D.C: The Atlantic<br />
  3. 3. Google Making us stupid?<br />No<br />
  4. 4. Should we really need to read a whole article? <br />RSS Reader: “Rich Site Summary”<br />individuation custom information service<br />individuation active recommendation information service.<br />Stay up to date - constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content.<br />Simplify your reading experience - shows you all of your favorite sites in one convenient place. <br />Discover new content - easy to find new content that interests you.<br />
  5. 5. http://www.project10tothe100.com/ideas.html<br />Collect and organize the world's urban data<br />Make educational content available online for free <br />Build real-time, user-reported news service<br />Create real-world issue reporting system<br />Drive innovation<br />
  6. 6. Computers think for us, flattening our intelligence. (X)<br />Technology doesn’t dump us down. It frees our minds.<br />The point is How to avoidinformation overload and find the most useful information.<br />
  7. 7. Ten Tips for Smarter Google Searches<br />By Michael Miller<br />Most people use Google in a very inefficient and often ineffective manner.<br />
  8. 8. 1 Use the Correct Methodology<br />2 Conduct an "Either/Or" Search<br />3 Include or Exclude Words in Your Search<br />4 Search for Similar Words<br />5 Search for an Exact Phrase<br />6 List Similar Pages<br />7 Fine-Tune Your Search with Other Operators<br />8 Search for Specific Facts<br />9 Search the Google Directory<br />10 Use Google’s Other Specialized Searches<br />
  9. 9. “We are how we read.”<br />Wonder Wheel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_AvMpKQP40&feature=related<br />
  10. 10. As a smart reader in Digital Age<br />
  11. 11. Bibliography<br />Carr, N. (2008). ‘Is Google making us stupid?’, Atlantic.com. Washington D.C: The Atlantic.<br />Mille, Michael. (2008).Ten Tips for Smarter Google Searches. Available at: http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp?p=675274&rl=1<br />Pavlik, John. (2008). Media in the Digital Age. New York: Columbia University Press.<br />Stross, Randall. (2008). Planet Google. How one company is transforming our lives. London: Atlantic Books.<br />Wilson, T.D. (2009). Review of: Stross, Randall. Planet Google. How one company is transforming our lives. London: Atlantic Books; New York, NY: Free Press, 2008. Information Research, 14(1), review no. R326 [Available at: http://informationr.net/ir/reviews/revs326.html<br />Williams, Kevin. (2003). “Living in the Global Village: New Media Theory.” Understanding Media Theory. London: Arnold.<br />Google official site: http://www.project10tothe100.com/ideas.htm<br />Google Webmaster Central: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_AvMpKQP40&feature=related<br />

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