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.
|02 Mar 2015 20:05||Introducing josh bostwick (by joshuaaa)|
|06 Dec 2009 17:28||Google Image Search Improvements (by ranfan)|
|Bing, Microsoft's relatively new search engine released a very nifty feature on their image search today, but Google Image search has also had a few updates over the summer that you might not be aware of.|
|29 Nov 2009 03:18||Introducing Billy Chen (by Wdchen)|
|Hi Guys! How's it going?|
|09 Nov 2009 16:37||Yahoo! Gets Personal (by joshuaaa)|
|On September 22, 2009, the new Yahoo! Search was made available for public use. Yahoo!'s brand-new search experience claims to make searching "more personally relevant" by helping users find what is most relevant and important to them (seemingly the general purpose of a search engine). The updated search was created in order to maintain a more consistent front-end as you navigate from Yahoo!'s homepage, to their e-mail client, to their messenger program, and back. In addition, due to the two-in-oneness of Yahoo! and Bing, Yahoo!'s image search technology has also been improved and is nearly identical to that of Bing.|
|09 Nov 2009 16:37||Float Through Your Results With Surfity (by joshuaaa)|
|Surfity's innovative layout surrounds you with results.|