Google now makes it easier to find and compare public data. It's yet another example that shows how search can extend beyond finding into understanding.
Have you ever noticed the search, discover, and share options that YouTube provides at the conclusion of embedded videos?
We're headed to Sanibel Island to warm our frostbitten fingers and toes.
But it won't be all play. We'll be refining our seashell discovery algorithms.
It's been an unusually long, cold winter in Michigan. That's why I'm excited by this weekend's insanely creative, colorful, participatory, fun, foolish celebration.
FestiFools is a reminder that Ann Arbor is a wonderful place to live, especially now that spring has sprung. And, on a topic of deep relevance to readers of this blog, it's great to see that my favorite photographer has finally found Waldo.
Yesterday, at IUE 2009, Dan Klyn gave a talk called Now That I See It. I really wish I'd been there. It takes a bit of work to recreate the experience, pulling together the slides and the notes and the tweets, but it's absolutely worth it.
As an extra bonus, Dan has posted a short excerpt from his interview with Richard Saul Wurman. I found it surprisingly refreshing and inspiring.
What do Niccolò Machiavelli and Mother Teresa have in common? They'd both be proud of John Rhodes for writing this book.
I'm collecting even more search patterns. A great new example is Newssift (thanks Endeca!) which features entity extraction, sentiment analysis, and semantic expansion. Please keep the examples and patterns coming. Thanks!