Lots of Google products are under-used or misunderstood but the research tool that causes the most confusion is Google Images. Most people think it helps you find images by keyword – that’s a given. But it does a lot more  and if you master a few simple strategies you can exploit [...]

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Over the past 5 years I’ve trained several hundred journalists, researchers, policy analysts and other professional during scheduled open or in-house courses. Here’s a quick Q&A about the new site.

Q: I’ve been on one of your courses – how can I use researchskills?
A: You can access updated course material and other information [...]

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By Colin Meek (@colinmeek) and Judith Townend (@JTownend)

Reports of the “death of RSS” are not only greatly exaggerated – they are simply wrong. Not only is RSS part of the fabric of the internet, tapping that resource through RSS Readers is [...]

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By Colin Meek (@colinmeek) and Judith Townend (@JTownend)

In our recent three part series we tested the best tools for researching Twitter. If you are engaged in serious research on topical issues you can’t ignore Twitter. And, if you can’t [...]

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By Colin Meek (@colinmeek) and Judith Townend (@JTownend)

Our third post in the Insite series on Twitter research looks at how to follow Twitter trends marked with #hashtags. If you’re reading this you have probably already clocked how useful #hashtags are, [...]

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By Colin Meek (@colinmeek) and Judith Townend (@JTownend)

This second post in our series on Twitter research tackles tools and tips for finding the right people and networks. We also look at some of the most high profile Twitter services [...]

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By Colin Meek (@colinmeek) and Judith Townend (@JTownend)

If you are engaged in serious research on topical issues you can’t ignore Twitter. And, if you can’t ignore Twitter, then you need to grasp the best ways to tap the resource. Understanding how Twitter [...]

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Colin’s next one-day intensive course in Advanced Internet Research will be in Central London on March 16th.

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