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.
|24 Dec 2009 22:05||Delicious vs Diigo (by oish330)|
|Delicious and Diigo are both online bookmarking utilities that we briefly discussed in class 21 on Social Sites. These sites allow users to create a login and bookmark websites just as one would in any web browser. However, these bookmarks are not linked directly to users' computers so they are accessible from any web browser on any computer. Also, both Diigo and Delicious have Firefox add-ins, so users do not have to have a separate web page open to bookmark, it's as easy as a single click of a button.|
|24 Dec 2009 22:01||Auto Meta Search (by oish330)|
|This blog entry reviews the use of a handful of metasearch tools to find information about German autos. I decided to try the same search criteria on each of these sites to see what they would each come up with. Since the Los Angeles Auto Show was just last week, I was interested in finding information about the news cars from each of the big German car companies.|
|24 Dec 2009 16:45||Google Wave Update! (by dbao)|
|After watching the video (below) at the beginning of the year, I've been extremely interested in Google Wave. I mean it makes sense - email can often be a mess, especially when you start sending things back and forth with a group of people. So…I was extremely excited when I scored an invite a week ago!!!|
|23 Dec 2009 04:44||Ecosia (by dbao)|
|summit in Copenhagen gets underway on Monday. While search-engines and climate changes aren't the most related topics in my mind, a new announcement was also made in the search engine world to coincide with the summit. Ecosia, the self-proclaimed "world's greenest search engine" is now available for use, with an official launch date of Monday, December 7.|
|23 Dec 2009 02:56||Bing Maps (by dbao)|
|In Microsoft's continued effort to catch up with Google's various search engine tools, they have recently announced new additions to the beta version of Bing Maps. While Bing Maps itself is not a new feature, some of the features announced this week are brand new to Bing.|