Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Search Mash-Ups

In an earlier post, What is a Mash-Up? I linked to a brief video that does a great job of explaining mash-ups. Now I'd like to share with you some examples of search mash-ups. One of Gordon Snyder's favorites is Googlepedia - an add-on for the open source Firefox browser that combines Google search results with a relevant Wikipedia entry. Here's a sample search for the term "encryption:"
Another Wikimindmap, takes a Wikipedia search query and builds a Mindmap from it -
Finally, there are visual search engines such as Quitura and KartOO - screenshots below.

Give these tools a test-drive, I think you and your students will derive great benefits from the ability to visualize your searches.

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