Internet Searches

Web searches - how good are your search techniques?

The Internet

Who are the World Wide Web Consortium? w3c
Web 1.0,web 2.0,web 3.0?

Teaching and learning with web 2.0

Is google Autocomplete evil?

Web 2.0 and the interactive/collaborative environment

You have been hearing catchy phrases such “Internet based collaboration” and “interactive Internet” for quiet sometime now. The internet was not always like this, it was just a huge collection of text and a few images. What we now call a Static Website Web 1.0 was the static internet and allowed for no interaction and was really just a place to look and read. Web 2.0 has become an interactive system that allows for both output (Web 1.0) and input (Web 2.0). Some have argued that we are starting in on Web 3.0 which will be an intelligent web capable of making decisions for you. Have you seen the advertisements pop up on your internet searches for things you looked for last week?

This is a system attempt to keep up with what it perceives as your preferences. What you are experiencing is an internet revolution that did not surface until a decade ago.
Web 2.0 is the term given to describe a second generation of the World Wide Web that is focused on the ability for people to collaborate and share information online. Web 2.0 basically refers to the transition from static HTML Web pages to a more dynamic Web that is more organized and is based on serving Web applications to users. Other improved functionality of Web 2.0 includes open communication with an emphasis on Web-based communities of users, and more open sharing of information. Over time Web 2.0 has been used more as a marketing term than a computer-science-based term. Blogs, wikis, and Web services are all seen as components of Web 2.0.


Web 3.0 - Where will the web take us next?
- Suggestions include,

an internet of things watch this video
**and this one**

A Semantic Web
a 3D Interactive Web

Watch the following videos.

A visual explanation and demonstration of Web 2.0
Explaining Web 2.0
Web 2.0 in the Classroom

Activity do the following

Explore: Web 2.0 Tools
  1. Make notes on web 2.0 and the Internet of things. Include:
    • Describe what is web 1.0
    • Describe what is web 2.0
    • What are the advantages to web 2.0 to a stakeholder of your choice.
    • what are the Disadvantages to a stakeholder of your choice
  2. Go to the the WEB 2.0 tools page on this site. Add your favourite Web 2.0 tools giving the URL and a brief description.
  3. Feel free to embed videos.
  4. Make a comment on one other persons contributions.

How do Search Engines work?

Detailed information about how Google finds relevant results
How spiders are used to crawl the web
How Google works

SEO explained

Google's SEO starter guide
Why invest in SEO?
Could getting it wrong cost you?

Task - Create a Google Doc

Make notes on:

How big has the web grown?
How do search engines work?
  • Algorithms
  • Crawling
  • Indexing
  • Spam
  • Viewing results

What is SEO and what is its importance?
Are there any specific search techniques you can recommend?
VOIP more links

Internet Protocol


Useful ITGS links can be found from this page