• History of the internet pre Google & the organization of knowledge

  • What the internet looks like

  • Proper searching on the interweb, a la Mills Kelly 4 steps

  • Things historians need to be doing on the internet

  • Yahoo, human-curated lists

  • Google: mathematics of page-rank

  • internet so big now, how it looks depends on the question you’re asking

  • not only that, but this property can be gamed.

  • how have you been taught to search?

    What have you been asked to look for? What you’ve been taught is not enough.
    hitler.org example

  • in the digital age, all digital history is/should be public history.

  • linked data

  • generating strong signals

  • better search, better review, better apps

  • -Volunteers could suggest & curate links.
    -links were organized by categories
    -see early yahoo via wayback machine.

  • early structure of the internet - that early map, ca 1969
    -key innovation of hypertext documents: links carry some semantic significance.
    -key insight of brin & page: direction of links effective signposts to what’s important
    -so structure of internet itself can be mined to find what’s important
    -there are over 200 signals that google now uses in addition to that original ‘page-rank’ idea
    -Google started mining user behavior on their website itself, idea of A/B testing - thus what I see and what you see are two different things. Google search vs duck duck go search

  • ‘archaeology’ on the internet
    ‘roman archaeology’
    ‘blogging archaeology’

  • eye-wear guy in new york, worked out that NEGATIVE reviews, to the search algorithmn, were just as strong signals as positive reviews: only thing that mattered was the number of reviews. Thus, it being easier to do negative customer service, he went out of his way to aggrevate customers, who’d write blog posts etc, linking back to his site, which would only increase its weight, its signal, thus traffic.
    -long tail economics works for Amazon, works for him.
    (after this was written up in the new york times magazine, google tweaked its algorithm)

    -what about facebook graph search?

    -But can they work for historians?

  • dp.la
    peladios, pleiades

  • research blogging versus other kinds of blogging.
    virtues of blogging for individual development
    virtues of blogging for fostering a kind of ivory-tower inside/out affair
    -purpose of reclaim hosting

  • AHA and the embargoing of dissertations affair - my opinion: public money pays for your research, then thesis should be public. Thesis & book are very different creatures anyway. Harvard UP opinion. The Macroscope & ICP.

  • Twitter: academic tweeting & codes of behavior (Ryan Cordell

  • serindipomatic
    hackingtheacademy
    mark sample’s disembargo
    digital humanities now, global perspectives on digital history
    omeka

    Be willing to share what works and what doesn’t, why you did things, what you found.

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