Why? To find more precise search tools
Enter the same search term (eg. "Library 2.0") in the searchbox at the following sites. Compare the results and blog about it.
- del.icio.us - popular social bookmarking site. User tagged (search without quote marks).
- Connotea - "Free online reference management for all researchers, clinicians and scientists". User tagged .
- CiteULike - "a free online source to organise your academic papers". User tagged.
- Murdoch University Library catalogue subject search - Taxonomy.
- google - Keyworded.
- dogpile - compiles searches from many search engines. Keyworded.
- zuula - compiles searches from many search engines. Keyworded.
- kartoo - outputs sites visually as a series of "maps". Keyworded with interelationship of terms shown.
IF YOU WANT MORE:
This clip shows what happens when information is digital, so it is no longer stored in just one place and everything is keyworded - Information R/evolution. It is from Michael Wesch at the centre for Digital Ethnography at Kansas State University.