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Embark Together

I would like to quickly follow up on my previous post on explicitly collaborative information seeking.  My claim in that post was that, despite the shared terminology, a service like Aardvark (or Twitter) is not truly collaborative.

Let me be clear about Aardvark: What that service does is help you comb through a network [...]

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Don’t Forget Explicitly Collaborative Information Seeking

A panel on Social Search is happening at SXSW right now.  Reading Danny Sullivan’s liveblogging, I came across the panel’s definition of the three distinct types of social searching.  And I think they left one out:

Collective (gathering advice from a crowd)
Friend Filtered (using your friends)
Collaborative (asking a friend — see also our The Rise [...] → Read More: Don’t Forget Explicitly Collaborative Information Seeking

Is Spontaneity Overrated?

It used to be a surprise when people remembered our birthdays, but in the twenty-first century Facebook ensures that we will never forget a birthday. Does that make the happy birthday wishes any less sincere? Or is technology simply providing us with a cognitive assist and helping us express our sincere feelings? A related question is how [...] → Read More: Is Spontaneity Overrated?

Terrier 3.0 released

Firstly, we have a new website for Terrier: http://terrier.orgAlso, we have just released Terrier 3.0!This is a major update to Terrier, including:support for indexing WARC collections (such as ClueWeb09)improved MapReduce mode indexingimproved and mor… → Read More: Terrier 3.0 released

Terrier 3.0 released

Firstly, we have a new website for Terrier: http://terrier.orgAlso, we have just released Terrier 3.0!This is a major update to Terrier, including:support for indexing WARC collections (such as ClueWeb09)improved MapReduce mode indexingimproved and mor… → Read More: Terrier 3.0 released

Terrier 3.0 released

Firstly, we have a new website for Terrier: http://terrier.orgAlso, we have just released Terrier 3.0!This is a major update to Terrier, including:support for indexing WARC collections (such as ClueWeb09)improved MapReduce mode indexingimproved and mor… → Read More: Terrier 3.0 released

Terrier 3.0 released

Firstly, we have a new website for Terrier: http://terrier.orgAlso, we have just released Terrier 3.0!This is a major update to Terrier, including:support for indexing WARC collections (such as ClueWeb09)improved MapReduce mode indexingimproved and mor… → Read More: Terrier 3.0 released

Terrier 3.0 released

Firstly, we have a new website for Terrier: http://terrier.orgAlso, we have just released Terrier 3.0!This is a major update to Terrier, including:support for indexing WARC collections (such as ClueWeb09)improved MapReduce mode indexingimproved and mor… → Read More: Terrier 3.0 released

Where is Spring?

This is not smog – it’s snowing again… → Read More: Where is Spring?

Where is Spring?

This is not smog – it’s snowing again… → Read More: Where is Spring?