Category Archives: Censorship

“Pearls” of wisdom from Phil: take a break from Google

I’ve mentioned before that there are other search engines apart from Google, which most everyone knows anyway. But that doesn’t mean that we actually bother to try them very often. Well, we should be bothering. Save time, find more of what you … Continue reading

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Oy, don’t make my life so searchable! Who said that? Um, I’ve forgotten

Disruptive Searcher’s been rather too quiet. Odd, since there are so many topics she could/should be covering at present. To start with there’s the high profile more-than-somewhat disruptive debate around the recent “right to be forgotten”  ruling and what Google … Continue reading

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The power of sharing

In  a recent article, What executives should know about open data, McKinsey discusses how significant it could be if organisations would agree to share some of the vast quantities of data they have. It already happens in some areas. As … Continue reading

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“The difference between the almost right word and the right word…”

So Huck Finn and his friend Tom Sawyer, have been sanitised in “new” versions of the books to be published in February. The result?  Uproar, furore among hundreds of Twain fans, historians and the literary world.  Oh, and Mark Twain … Continue reading

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