What I need when analyzing a saved information?

November 22, 2008

I typically collect information during a few months or more using Evernote. Evernote has a list of nice features. But I think that some enhancements will be very usefull.

I should like to have TWO FILES as a result:

  1. A report with selected or retrieved clips
  2. Reference list

It would be useful if I could SORT clips using service tags (importance, date etc)

To select or retrieve clips I browse folders and/or retrieve in two ways:

  • using existing tags
  • searching using one (full or part) or a few keywords.

It would be very convienent if I could see a list of tags when I start to type keyword.

Other SUGGESTION. When browsing clips I highlight information. And it would be very useful if I could save automatically only highlighted parts of clips with title and URL.

Advertisements

User reviews more persuasive than branded websites

November 21, 2008

Today I have read about very interesting statistics concerning PRODUCTS Web research .

Two thirds of European internet users consider user reviews more important than brands’ own websites, when deciding which product to purchase online, research has found.

According to the European Interactive Advertising Association (EIAA), 64 per cent of Europeans consider personal recommendations important when researching products and services, followed by the websites of well-known brands (49 per cent).”

READ MORE


Top 10 Online Note Taking Applications

November 21, 2008

I have read an interesting blog about  Top 10 Online Note Taking Applications.

Different Web research tools (or Note taking applications) are shortly described, e.g. Evernote, Google Notes, Ubernote and other.

I shoul like to recommend to read not only the blog but comments as well. You will find other interesting tools as well over there.


How to analyze a collected info?

November 17, 2008

I use Evernote now and I collected more than 3600 information clips. There are some different goals why I collect and save the inforamtion:

  • I save it as I need to update three courses for my Univeristy (knowledge management, eWork and groupowork (team work).
  • I save as I plan to particpate in some new projects (wellness, eHealth, local government, eGovernment, eSkills etc)
  • I save when I have prepare some review in month or a shorter time.

Therefore when I collect and save I try to add tags about importance and date when I plan to read and analyze the saved item .

When I nedd to write a report I retrieve information, browse it and update my tags and add new tags.

Then I export selected information sources and often i save them in table format.

Then I select once more the most important clips and save them in th eother column.

Then I copy and paste this column with the main inforamtion and get some abstract or short summary.

I have used Copernicus Summarizer as well but it is convienent to use it only for one source but not many at once.


Simple tool Juice to help research in more detail

November 9, 2008

A new free tool Juice enables you easily to find more detail information on the Web after selecting a word, text, video or image on any website.

You simply select by right click of the mouse and then drag and drop to the Juice sidebar on the right.

Then you see additional search results that you can select to study in a new window.

When you drag and drop video or image you save them and you can later to see video or image on the new window or open the URL.

Please download Juice as a Firefox add-on and share your opinion about this simple and nice tool. It is not so powerful as other Web research tools (Evernote, Onfolio, Scrapbook, Google notebook, Keepoint) but it enables to browse more information  resources in simple and fast way.

Pay attention that new search is carried on using not keywords but all selected text. It means taht the tool tries to uunderstand the meaning of the selected text and provides context-related search results.

One more intersting feature. I have tried to research websites in Lithuanian, Polish and Russsian languages as well. And I received  interesting search results. I shall research in more detail how search results are generated in different languages.