Wednesday December 11, 2013
The World Wide Web has created quite a few very notable celebrities; for instance, Tim Berners-Lee, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Mark Zuckerberg, etc.
And then there are the other kinds of Web celebs, the kind that didn't get there on purpose. We'll look at a few of these.....interesting folks in The Top Twenty Web Celebs.
More wacky Web weirdness
- Twenty Crazy Web Memes: Here are a few Web memes that you've probably seen in one form or another somewhere on the Web; some are funny, some are weird, but they're all wildly popular.
Monday December 9, 2013
Get the information you need with my picks for the Top Twenty Essential US Government Web Sites. There are literally hundreds of thousands of US government and government-related Web sites online today, however, I found that these sites consistently offer the best user experience, helping you to find what you need quickly, easily, and efficiently.
More Government Information on the Web
- Find Government Information with Clusty: Find out how to use Clusty to find government information on the Web.
- USA.gov: USA.gov, formerly known as FirstGov.gov, is an absolutely mammoth search engine/portal that gives the searcher direct access to searchable information from the United States government, state governments, and local governments.
- The Library of Congress: The Library of Congress is one of the largest American cultural repositories on the Web. Here are some must-have links at the Library of Congress.
- Military People Search: If you've ever served in a branch of the United States military and would like to look someone up that you served with, then this list of free military people search databases is for you. Unless otherwise noted, all these military people search resources are free.
- American Military History Trivia Scavenger Hunt: The American Military History scavenger hunt is all about veterans, the US military, and military history. Plus, it's a great way to test your Web search skills.
Friday December 6, 2013
Apps are small software programs that usually serve a very specific purpose. For example, you might have an app that lets you utilize Facebook, or an app that helps you track your exercise, or an app that helps you find great deals. There are several ways to find apps, whether that be on your phone or tablet or PC. Here are five app search tools that you can use to find an app that will serve your unique needs.
Wednesday December 4, 2013
Ever wonder how search engines rank their search results? Out of the millions and millions of pages that are available on the Web, how do search engines figure out which one is the one that fits your unique search query? This is an extraordinarily complex process that I've broken down into a few simple steps in this article titled "How Do Search Engines Rank Pages?"; it's a brief explanation of how search engines retrieve results and gives a few ideas on why you're looking at the results you're looking at.