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Googlewhacking & Hacking: Exploiting Google in an Instruction Classroom Meg @+H 2 O-Singer April 2006
Context 2 nd semester freshmen Required course / common experience Required research paper 1 st research project
Don’t Be Evil! 1995 – Larry Page & Sergey Brin meet Google Corporate Information: Management. Google. 1 Mar. 2006..
Don’t Be Evil! 1995 –Larry Page & Sergey Brin meet 1998 –Google Inc. incorporated –1 st Award by PC Magazine 1999 –Out of Beta!
Don’t Be Evil! 2000 –Index surpasses a billion pages –Google Toolbar launched –100 million searches per day 2001 –Image Search & Catalog Search launched –150 million searches per day –3 billionth page added to index
Don’t Be Evil! 2002 –Google News & Froogle launched –55 billion searches for year 2003 –Buys Blogger –Upgrades Google Toolbar & releases Google Desktop –55 billion searches for year
Don’t Be Evil! 2004 –4.28 billion webpages in index Announcement on 2/17 that web index includes over 6 billion items = 4.28 B webpages, 880 M images, & 845 M Usenet messages –Gmail launched –Google goes public
Don’t Be Evil 2005 –Google Video, Maps, Talk, & Earth launched –300+ million searches per day 2006 –Google Finance (beta) released 3/21 –GMail Chat –News is out of beta! Google Zeitgeist: http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist.htmlhttp://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist.html Google Milestones: http://www.google.com/corporate/history.htmlhttp://www.google.com/corporate/history.html
Google Sprawl Froogle News Scholar Images Blog Video Book Toolbar Desktop Gmail Talk
Google Sprawl Froogle News Scholar Images Blog Video Books Toolbar Desktop Gmail Talk
Google Print Started Dec 2003 – unveiled Oct 2004 Snippet, Sample Pages or Full Book View Books from publishers, authors & libraries Must log in! Track page views for copyright compliance Connects you with searches, views, books
Google Books We see a world where all books are online and searchable*. * Google Book Search is a book-finding tool, not a book-reading tool. We only show the full pages of books if the copyright holders have given us permission or if the book is out of copyright. Otherwise we show bibliographic information about the book plus at most a few sentences of your search term in context.few sentences http://books.google.com/googlebooks/vision.html
Google Books Not archival quality –OK—missing content –OK—skipped pages –OK—<100% OCR Find in a Library –Yes—Library Project –No—Publisher-Supplied Content http://gort.ucsd.edu/mtdocs/archives/diglet/007170.html
Google Books Uses Open WorldCat Firefox Greasemonkey + LibraryLookup
Googlewhack Created by Gary Stock in 2002 Holy Grail of Searching = 1 result Search Google for 2 words –No Quote Marks –Between 4 – 30 letters long –Must be clickable in Results Bar
Googlewhacking Goals How does Google search? How does Google display search results? What is Google searching? What can you control?
IL Competency Goals 2.2 – Constructs and implements effectively-designed search strategies –Identifies keywords, synonyms and related terms for the information needed –Implements the search strategy in various information retrieval systems using different user interfaces and search engines, with different command languages, protocols, and search parameters
IL Competency Goals 3.7 – Determines whether the initial query should be revised –Determines if original information need has been satisfied or if more is needed –Reviews search strategy and incorporates additional concepts as necessary
IL Competency Goals 5.1 – Understands many of the ethical, legal and socio-economic issues surrounding information and information technology –Identifies and discusses issues related to free vs. fee-based access to information
Musts Computer lab Projector Sense of humor –Racy FAQs in the Whack Stack
Set Them Free Exercise Time = 15 minutes –Introduction –5 minutes to find a whack –5-7 minutes summary
The Whack Stack Trouble Brainstorming Words? Cheat!
Hacks & FAQs in Whack Stack Area for Obnoxious Comments!
How Does Google Search? ANDs Words Together –ballerinas AND wideawakeness No Quotation Marks – why? –“phrase searching”
How are Results Displayed? Relevance –Keyword Proximity –Number of times terms appear on page PageRank TM – a numeric score determined by: –# of pages that consistently link a particular page –# of Important pages linking – their votes (outward links) makes rank rise
What is Google Searching? 8 BILLION WEB PAGES… Really a database of crawled pages, indexed & pre- searched for faster results!
What is Google Searching? Visible Web vs. Invisible Web –Password Protected Information –Online Catalog –Information You Buy $$$ Image from: http://www.kiel.k12.wi.us/TechnologyDepartment/Updates%202003/4-15-03.htmhttp://www.kiel.k12.wi.us/TechnologyDepartment/Updates%202003/4-15-03.htm
Why Googlewhack? Gets students’ attention Build upon what they already “know” Reinforce ACRL IL Standards Learn about Google FUN!