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How to Search the Social Web

Searching the social Web can be like trying to find a needle in a haystack, but it doesn't have to be. Learn how you can harness the amazing networks that make up the social Web and make your Web searches faster, more relevant, and up to the minute accurate.

Twitter Search
Twitter, a popular micro-blogging platform that boasts millions of users, is a great way to find content that other people are talking about on the Web. Here are seven search tools you can use for a more accurate and extensive Twitter search.

Stumbleupon
One of my favorite ways to explore the Web is using Stumbleupon, a unique bookmarking service. Find out more about Stumbleupon.

Beyond Google Alerts: How to Mine Social Media
Social media can provide a wealth of competitive intelligence. Learn how you can find what you're looking for.

Use Tags to Search Within a Site
Many Web sites these days are implementing a new way for you to search their sites internally - with tags. Find out how to search a site with tags.

What are Flickr Tags?
Flickr is an online photo management and sharing tool. Learn more about Flickr and how you can organize your photos with Flickr Tags.

How to Use YubNub to Search the Web
YubNub is a treasury of user-submitted shortcuts that enable you to search the Web more quickly and efficiently. Find out more about YubNub and how to use it to make your Web search experience more productive.

Smarten your Boolean searches with Boolify
One of the more interesting and simple to use Web search tools I've come across lately is Boolify, an educational tool that teaches you how to use Boolean search operators in a visual way.

Get more out of your Web searches with Addictomatic
Addictomatic works like this: you simply type in your search term, press enter, and wham! You get results from sites such as Google, Yahoo, Technorati, Ask, YouTube, Truveo, Flickr, Blinkx, Ice Rocket, Digg, Topix, Newsvine and Tweetscan; plus the top 200 or so blogs as judged by Technorati and personal blogrolls of the Addictomatic staff.

The Top Ten Firefox Add-ons
If you want to make Firefox run like a well-oiled machine, you'll want to check out this list of the top ten Firefox add-ons, ranging from tab control to restoration of browser sessions.

See How Easily You Can Track Your Friends with Spokeo
Spokeo is a way to track your friends across 22 different social networks so you don't have to visit each one individually.

Social Mention
Social Mention is a a search engine that takes your query and focuses on blogs, bookmarks, comments, and other social Web errata to find information you might not be able to find in more general search engines.

Noovo
Noovo is a way to share interesting content with people that you know. Learn more about Noovo.

My Favorite Web Buttons
Here are a few of the most useful and free Web buttons that I use on a daily basis.

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