Author Archives: Carol Watson

How Google Works

This fascinating chart describes in great detail or as the title of the web page says “gory” detail how Google works. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes, this should satisfy your curiosity:

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Georgia Governors Messages

The  Digital Library of Georgia’s Georgia Government Publications site recently added the Georgia Governors Messages to their online collection. They range from 1872 to 1975 and include speeches from Jimmy Carter, Lester Maddox, Carl Sanders, and the Talmadges. View the … Continue reading

Posted in Lost in the Stacks (Reference), Technically Speaking

The debut of Blekko

The latest search engine to take aim at the Google the Goliath is Blekko, Blekko’s claim to fame is that it uses slashtags to make search results more relevant.  Blekko is betting that web searchers are frustrated with the … Continue reading

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University Libraries – LSA Book & Bake Sale – 10/21

Just next door….the Library Staff Association for the University Libraries is hosting a Fall Book and Bake Sale! Thursday, October 21, 2010, from 9:30 AM until 3:00 PM Main Library Atrium, Beautiful North Campus The pricing structure for the book … Continue reading

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And the Truthy Shall Set You Free

The Indiana University Center for Complex Networks & Systems Research has launched a system to analyze and visualize the diffusion of information on Twitter. Named after Stephen Colbert’s satirical reference to “truthiness,” Truthy evaluates thousands of tweets an hour to … Continue reading

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Today in History: U.S. Supreme Court Established

On this date in history, September 24, 1789, Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1789 establishing the U.S. Supreme Court to be composed of six judges who would serve on the court until death or retirement. You might be surprised … Continue reading

Fall 2010 Computer Health and Security Fair set for October 13

UGA students, faculty, and staff are invited to bring their laptops to the second floor lobby of the Miller Learning Center between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., October 13, for security assistance. The security checkup includes virus scans and software … Continue reading

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