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Google Search Starts To Reward Curators, Collections and Quality Lists

Robin Good: In the overall effort to improve the quality of its search engine result pages Google is continuining to make significant improvements to its search engine.

Starting from now all users worldwide can see Knowledge Graph results showing up on top of search results as a visuable and browsable list of alternative options to explore.


Not only.


Google is now officially goig after the gathering and curation of the best list, collections and guides on just about any topic.

From the official Google Blog. Read it carefully: "Finally, the best answer to your question is not always a single entity, but a list or group of connected things.


It’s quite challenging to pull these lists automatically from the web. But we’re now beginning to do just that.


So when you search for [california lighthouses], [hurricanes in 2008] or [famous female astronomers], we’ll show you a list of these things across the top of the page. And by combining our Knowledge Graph with the collective wisdom of the web, we can even provide more subjective lists like [best action movies of the 2000s] or [things to do in paris]."



Very interesting. 8/10


Read more about it: http://googleblog.blogspot.it/2012/08/building-search-engine-of-future-one.html



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Prasanth (WN)'s comment, August 10, 2012 10:23 AM
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Archeology Rome's comment, August 10, 2012 10:24 AM
Interesting, thanks.
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Doctors Could Become The New Medical Search Engines: Doctors As Information Curators

Doctors Could Become The New Medical Search Engines: Doctors As Information Curators | Content Curation World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Doctors, who are passionate scholars of their area of expertise, could become better expert resource hubs for anyone needing help on that topic than traditional search engines like Google.


Jason Berek-Lewis, founder and author of Healthy Startups, writes: "...we now have access to more information than at any time in our history. But, how much of the health information online is trustworthy?


A 2010 study conducted in the United Kingdom found that only 39 percent of sampled health websites provided accurate information (see http://www.bupa.com.au/staticfiles/Bupa/HealthAndWellness/MediaFiles/PDF/LSE_Report_Online_Health.pdf).


The large volume of dubious online health information provides a unique opportunity for medical professionals to create a new role for themselves in the information economy.


He cites then this valuable passage:


"The web now puts nearly infinite amount of information at the finger tips of our parents/patients.


...This puts them in an excellent position to curate, manage, filter and organize the information that is on the web.


...by embracing the web as pediatric curators, pediatricians have the potential to procure the best healthcare related information on the web and share it with their network.

Source: Brandon Betancourt writing on http://www.kevinmd.com


Doctors have an opportunity to use this position of trust to become the new curators of health information.


Doctors who understand curation, who know how to use social bookmarking tools like Pinterest, who know where to find the best and most relevant information will be the ones who add real value to care of their patients..."


Rightful. 7/10


Full article: http://healthystartups.com/founders-blog/2012/7/26/doctors-are-the-new-search-engines.html



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