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Social Information by Scott Brown

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Social search engines

Abstract:

This chapter looks specifically at finding information using social search engines, such as Samepoint, SocialMention, and Addictomatic. Common characteristics of social search engines are explored. The topic of “sentiment,” the ability of social search engines to determine the positive or negative “tone” of a post, is discussed. For Samepoint and SocialMention, the chapter outlines the kinds of information that can be found in these tools, and provides search examples for each tool to illustrate search techniques and results. Tips for searching each tool are provided. The chapter also explores ways to protect your personal information, and cautions on using each tool. The chapter concludes with a list of other ...

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