Tuesday, June 26, 2012

How to search Google

A colleague's Facebook post lead to this fascinating article by John Tedesco about Daniel Russell's demonstration for a group of investigative journalists of how to search Google like a pro. The problem he posed for them was, given the view of a skyscraper, how would you find the phone number of the office from which the photo was taken. The article went on to detail Russell's Google searching techniques, which are well worth reading, before giving a link to Russell's blog, Search ReSearch, where the riddle about the phone number is answered. It turns out Russell's blog is full of many other research puzzles. Russell works for Google, but claims that his blog reflects his own thoughts. He calls himself an "anthropologist of search." Both articles well worth checking out.

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