CiL session summary — Super Searcher Shares: Search Tips Spectacular

Presented by Mary Ellen Bates of Bates Information Services at BatesInfo.com

1. Newsy.com:
The Week meets YouTube. Human editors summarize the news. One-sentence summary.

2. Google Buzz:
Access via Gmail. Has Google stars. Rudimentary search. No date sort of results. Includes other social media sources.

3. Buzzzy.com:
Searches Google Buss plus other social media. Results are chronological. Limit by language.

4. Factery.net:
Searches Yahoo Boss and Twitter. Ranks by FactRank and includes tweeted urls. SERP has facts, not extracts.

5. Technorati:
Authority search is GREAT! Search by blog title or post. Shows hottest posts in various channels.

6. SlideFinder.net:
Search tool for searching slide decks. Crawls through content in PPT pages. Search for words in the notes. Add-in lets you search while in PowerPoint.

7. World Govt Data:
Compiled by The Guardian. Focus on gov data sources US, UK, Australia, NZ. Downloadable data sets.

8. Factual.com:
Like Wolfram|Alpha, but as a wiki. Now primarily Wikipedia content.

9. Twitter lists
Create and publish an RSS on your faves. Can see whose list a user is on. Like a “super follow”.

10. Listorious.com:
Spiders public Twitter lists. Find lists on a topic. ID experts.

Slide deck at Batesinfo.com/extras

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