Category Archives: Search

How Librarians Reacted and Adapted to Google

Librarians went through four stages on the way to embracing the internet, say researchers. The four-step transition begins with librarians “dismissing the technology as something that wasn’t going to spread and be widely used,” says Andrew J. Nelson, professor of management … Continue reading

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The History of Search Engines

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21-Year-Old Internet Search Keeps Most Popular Status

Today in 1990, Archie, the first Internet search engine, was launched. The program downloaded the directory listings of all the files located on public anonymous FTP (File Transfer Protocol) sites, creating a searchable database of file names; however, Archie did not index … Continue reading

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Microsoft on the Future of Search and the Web

Qi Lu, president of Microsoft’s Online Services Division (OSD), talked this evening about the future of search and the Web at Microsoft’s New England R&D Center. Here are a few highlights.

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Shocking News about News Consumption

The Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism published today the results of its analysis of the top 25 popular news websites in the United States. Among the findings: 

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The Future According to Google Search Results

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