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Providing the information you didn’t know you wanted — Google CEO Eric Schmidt on newspapers, monetisation and the semantic web

Snippets from a Wall Street Journal interview with Schmidt: Says Mr. Schmidt, a generation of powerful handheld devices is just around the corner that will be adept at surprising you with information that you didn’t know you wanted to know. … Continue reading

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Three things for newspapers to work on, suggests Google boss Eric Schmidt

From his Q&A with The Times: "Personalize the news – at its best, the on-line version of a newspaper should learn from the information I'm giving it – what I've read, who I am and what I like – to … Continue reading

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Cervical cancer vaccine, online news, Google and SEO

SEO expert Malcolm Coles kicked off an interesting experiment yesterday, to shift the emphasis in Google’s search results away from “negative and inaccurate information” (eg some news stories) linking a girl’s death to the cervical cancer vaccine and towards NHS … Continue reading

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French town of Eu seeks search engine optimisation (SEO)?

A great story explains the problem: Anybody entering the word “Eu” in a search engine is likely to get a number of results, but most will be a reference to the past participle of the French verb avoir (to have), … Continue reading

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Google abandons Print Ads newspaper ad sales service after disappointing results | Media | guardian.co.uk

"The Print Ads scheme let advertisers buy space in newspapers and magazines in the same way that Google auctions space through its other services: advertisers picked their ideal spot then submitted bids for space in the publications they had been … Continue reading

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ITN tailors news to user location, using Google Maps

As described by Keir Clarke on the Google Maps Mania blog: "Independent Television News have created a news map that delivers news based on the user's location. The map uses the Google Gears Geolocation API to determine the user's location … Continue reading

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‘Google will not replace shoe leather’

Veteran investigative reporter Andrew Jennings interviewed: “Google has its uses. But let’s get serious. It is a fine research tool, but it doesn’t do what a journalist is supposed to do… Shoe leather is cheap. That’s how I get the … Continue reading

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Echo-bloggers and blog search: does every linked or cited article count?

One article or many? Scope for some social network analysis on Google’s new blog search, suggests edublogger Stephen Downes, using an example from online journalism to make his point: [But] here’s where the network analysis comes in – if the … Continue reading

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Are College Students Techno Idiots? :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education's Source for News, Views and Jobs

Large-scale study suggests poor information literacy skills, including evaluating websites and searching online effectively: "For the study, information was gathered from over 6,300 students found at 63 universities, colleges, community colleges, and high schools (seniors). Each institution selected participants to … Continue reading

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