ResearchBuzz Roundup 090606

Ask.com lets you search for smileys! Okay, sure, why not: http://blog.ask.com/2006/08/search_with_a.html.

Heh. The Web 2.0 BS Generator: http://emptybottle.org/bullshit/ .

Line up all your Wiki options and compare ‘em: http://www.wikimatrix.org/.

Compare Google and Yahoo maps side-by-side. Very nice: http://www.sergeychernyshev.com/maps.html.

Yahoo News & Media now has a blog category (ODP) http://dmoz.org/Computers/Internet/Searching/Directories/Yahoo/News_and_Media/Weblogs/.

Automotive RSS feeds: http://automotive-links.mustangv8.com/RSS-directory/.

New search engine called ChaCha. Apparently it launched today but it’s so busy all it can offer me is a Pokemon ad and a request for my e-mail address. Story at Indy Star. The apparent hook with ChaCha is that it uses folks to help find things in real time. Quote: “The researchers, called ChaCha guides, get a base wage of $5 an hour. Top performers get $10 an hour. And, in a strategy to recruit quality employees and spread the word about ChaCha, guides who recruit their friends get a bonus.”

Free access to judicial decisions in New Zealand: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00050.htm .

New bibliographical online database in business ethics: csr-news.net details.

How search results differ based on accented characters: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2006/08/how-search-results-may-differ-based-on.html.

Jim Stroud gives pointers on the best keywords recruiters can use when searching, and the syntax that goes with them, to get the best results. http://www.blogcharm.com/jimstroud/45048/.

Really nice: Google Maps longitude and latitude popup .

About Tara Calishain

Covering the world of search engines, databases, and other online information collections since 1996.

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