Friday, May 18, 2007

Morgan Kaufmann Web Dragons Inside the Myths of Search Engine Tech Nov 2006

Paperback: 288 pages | Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann (November 3, 2006)
Language: English | ISBN-10: 0123706092

In the eye-blink that has elapsed since the turn of the millennium, the lives of those of us who work with information have been utterly transformed. Pretty well all we need to know is on the web; if not today, then tomorrow. Its where we learn and play, shop and do business, keep up with old friends and meet new ones. What makes it possible for us to find the stuff we need to know? Search engines.

Search enginesweb dragonsare the portals through which we access societys treasure trove of information. How do they stack up against librarians, the gatekeepers over centuries past? What role will libraries play in a world whose information is ruled by the web? How is the web organized? Who controls its contents, and how do they do it? How do search engines work? How can web visibility be exploited by those who want to sell us their wares? Whats coming tomorrow, and can we influence it? We are witnessing the dawn of a new era, starting right nowand this book shows you what it will look like and how it will change your world.

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