Here’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a while. There’s a lot of confusion about exactly why a lot of web content is ‘hidden’ from view and why ordinary search engines are not only hopeless at reaching ‘hidden web’ content they are doing an increasingly poor job of accessing breaking news or ‘Real Time Media’. Here is a conceptual description of the four main data sources available to journalists and researchers: the hidden web, the searchable web, people and breaking news. Illustrated with some examples of the best research tools available…

Now – it isn’t perfect and it obviously isn’t to scale. But I’m hoping this will morph over time to reflect the constantly changing nature of the web and how we access its contents….

You can view this Prezi below or, if you want to zoom in to explore the tools in more detail, use the direct link to the public Prezi .

2 Responses to Internet Research For Journalists and Researchers – A Visualisation

  1. […] Follow this link to see Meek’s “conceptual description of the four main data sources available to journalists and researchers: the hidden web, the searchable web, people and breaking news”. […]

  2. […] interesante este tutorial en forma de visualización que nos ofrece Colin Meek y que originalmente lleva por título ‘Internet research for […]

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