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Bang Searches | Dataset Search | Search Gaze Pattern | Search Link

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Bang Searches | Dataset Search | Search Gaze Pattern | Search Link
By Sebastien Marion • Issue #1 • View online
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Tools
  • Bangs are DuckDuckGo shortcuts that take you to search results on other sites. Searching [ !w machine learning ] at DuckDuckGo searches machine learning at Wikipedia.
  • There are more than 10,000 Bangs, including New York Public Library [ !nypl ]. You can even submit your own.
  • Over a year ago, Google released Dataset Search. There are now more than one hundred Covid19 datasets.
  • Cornell’s Macaulay Library is a scientific archive of 150,000 bird calls and animal sounds. Listen to the cry of red-throated loons from Neiden Fjord, eastern shore, Finnmark, Norway.
News
  • 75% of Americans go to the internet first when looking for information about health or medical topics. Biased algorithms on YouTube are hurting people searching for health information.
Statistics
  • A study of billions of search results finds over 25% of Google searchers click on the 1st organic result.
Video
  • From linear to non-linear, users increasingly scan search results pages in a pinball pattern.
  • Writing in macOS and want to avoid switching to your browser to locate a link? SearchLink is a System Service made by Brett Terpstra that handles searching multiple sources. Here is a video from Aaron Dowd.
How to Use SearchLink to Quickly Make Markdown Links for Podcast Show Notes
How to Use SearchLink to Quickly Make Markdown Links for Podcast Show Notes
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