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.
|21 Sep 2009 19:40||Resizing Your Images in Wikidot (by samoore)|
|(Tyler wrote this last year, but it's still useful.)|
|30 Aug 2009 15:08||Oil Wiki (by samoore)|
|My wiki site focuses on the oil situation in the U.S. and how it relates to the world. My goal was to provide statistical information that would give a very clear view of consumption and production in the U.S. and then closely follow current events. I felt that providing too many statistics would overwhelm an incoming analyst. Therefore, I spent the majority of my time following the news and giving short summaries of the major events occurring each week.|
|30 Aug 2009 15:08||Music Wiki (by samoore)|
|The topic of my wiki site is the music recording industry. I chose this industry to study and take a closer look at because new things are always happening within the industry and I am a big fan of music. I found the topic to be pretty interesting throughout the semester and I was able to use a lot of web-related tools to stay on top of the news.|
|30 Aug 2009 15:08||Apple Wiki (by samoore)|
|My Wiki discusses Apple Inc. and provides information on how an analyst show follow the company. Apple is a very interesting company; a decade ago they only produced computers, and now they are the leaders in music players, a growing leader in the phone industry and digital music sales, as well as other consumer electronics.|
|30 Aug 2009 15:08||Walt Disney Pictures Wiki (by samoore)|
|I loved working on this project!! This wiki is supposed to provide an overview on the state of Walt Disney Pictures as it stands today, its affiliation with Pixar, and its current and upcoming projects. Some of the other parts should include suggested search techniques and presentation elements. These objectives should be made clear in the "About Me" and "My Research" tabs. Be sure to visit those tabs because there is a link in there that isnt found anywhere else on the site. (i.e. What this research does not cover)|