Web-based information resources
This is the home page for BIT330, “Web-based information resources”, taught by Scott Moore at the Ross School of Business in Fall (September—December) 2009. This site has all the information you will need for this class, including assignments and the schedule. I'm not using a forum this year for posting questions — I encourage you to use twitter or email to contact me or (heaven forbid!) talk with me during office hours.
If you're wondering why you might want to take this class, then you should watch this video.
Here is a page that lists the best search tools for business students that we discussed and explored in Fall 2008.
Tools of interest
- General — Google, Yahoo
- Blog — GBlog
- News — GNews, SiloBreaker, NewsSift
- Academic — GScholar, Scirus, GBooks, Biznar
- Alerts — GAlerts, WatchThatPage, FeedRinse, Yahoo Pipes, Dapper
- Custom Search — GCustom Search Engine
- Images — GImages, Compfight (for flickr), Exalead Images
- Analysis — GTrends, Alexa
- Video — Bing Videos, YouTube, Hulu, GVideo, VideoSurf
- Metasearch — Info, Kosmix, Search!O
- Social — Digg (news), Delicious (bookmarking)
- People — WhitePages, Pipl
Announcements (show all)
These are the five most recent announcements. The rest are on the show all page.
|29 Dec 2009 15:03||Project Summary 2009|
|I will be posting your course grades sometime late Thursday. I have finished recording your assignment grades on the Web site.|
|24 Dec 2009 17:18||Course Grade 2009|
|Here are some instructions if you have questions about any grades from this semester.|
|24 Dec 2009 16:08||Participation Grades 2009|
|Much of what we did in this course revolved around work that we did during class time. This is where we generated new information so that we could learn about these evolving Internet tools. These three grades had three components:|
|07 Dec 2009 15:40||Search Engine Analysis Assignment Information|
|In this post I provide some feedback based on my grading of this assignment.|
|07 Dec 2009 15:31||Test Results|
|Here's information about the test results.|
Blog entries (show all)
These are the 5 most recent blog entries. The rest are on the show all page.
|09 Nov 2009 16:45||Google Wave (by jadwin)|
|Are you currently on the waitlist for Google Wave? Well if you're not, hopefully this will help you decide whether or not you want to be.|
|09 Nov 2009 16:44||Alexa the Web Information Company (by jadwin)|
|The largest Deep-Web™ sites contain about 750 terabytes of data in total! Alexa is the 4th largest of these sites with 15,860 GBs. Compared to the National Climatic Data Center (NOAA), which has 366,000 GBs, Alexa is quite small, though. To see the top 60 largest Deep-Web™ sites check out Complete Planet- The Deep Web Directory.|
|08 Nov 2009 14:35||How Can Google Stay Competitive? (by keyurpat)|
|Google has to be concerned that in merely several months, Bing has already taken over approximately 10% of the market share. The unique way that Bing focuses on the user experience may seem a bit ridiculous at first, but I’ve found that the concept has grown on me. The experience is very interactive and even though the my primary goal is to do a search, sometimes I can’t help scrolling around the pictures and curiously reading up on the tidbits that are included within them. Of course, this is not to say that Bing is the better search engine. If I ever need to do serious research, I wouldn’t even hesitate to look at Google first because I know that its simply better than Bing. However, how would I have realized that without doing experiments in my BIT 330 class? It’s interesting to think about what goes through the mind of the average user while using one of these search engines, especially while Bing continues to grow exponentially in popularity and size.|
|02 Nov 2009 17:02||Blinkx - Music Search Engines (by dbao)|
|In a time where the Internet is becoming more and more inextricably linked to various aspects of our daily lives, it only makes sense that we would use search engines to help us find and listen to the music that we enjoy.|
|28 Oct 2009 07:40||Spectives Visual RSS Reader (by ranfan)|
|Spectives is the world's first visual RSS browser.|