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Entries from February 4th, 2007

Museum exhibition names and SEO

February 4th, 2007 2 Comments

Ross Dawson alerts us to an article on CNet titled ‘Newspapers search for Web headline magic‘, which has some bearing for museums and how they title their exhibitions, at least on their websites. Dawson has writen about the phenomenon of different print and online headlines for newspaper stories before, and the CNet article brings it […]


Google co-op search experiments

February 3rd, 2007 Comments Off on Google co-op search experiments

Jim at Ideum encouraged me to have a play with Google’s Co-op Search. In about 5 minutes I set up the start of a global museum collection search. Give it a go – either by using the box below or visiting its own page museum collection search. Then contribute your own museum collection URLs to […]


100 other search engines

February 2nd, 2007 2 Comments

SEO consultant Charles Knight reminds us that there are many other search engines that Google, Yahoo, MSN search. Knight classifies these alternative search options into several categories – recommendation engines (social searching), metasearch (multiple searches through one interface), AI and human search (ask a question, get a ‘real’ answer), clustering searches (which give you new […]


Jenkins & Shirky discuss Second Life, virtual worlds, social media

February 2nd, 2007 Comments Off on Jenkins & Shirky discuss Second Life, virtual worlds, social media

Some quite fantastic dialogue between Clay Shirky at Corante and Henry Jenkins. The discussion goes well beyond Second Life and moves across the sphere of virtual worlds, games and the social communications that are emerging from these environments. Jenkins – I do not even think that Second Life represents the future of multiplayer games — […]