Google Indexes Televison

Visit video.google.com and do a search. Google is now using data streams of closed-captioning to index TV content on certain channels. Eventually they hope to index all television. It's a great service.

In about 1989 Brandt Redd, genius programmer of Folio Corp. (at the time) figured out how to capture data streams from closed-captions and import them into a full-indexed Folio infobase. He demoed this to our team and we were all blown away.

Finding Good Articles Online

Sometimes searching Google 8 billion page index is a big waste of time.

I know someone who spent nearly a full day searching the internet for something specific in order to write a school paper. When I found out what she was looking for, I suggested using elibrary.com (now highbeam.com) since I was a subscriber and I knew the site was full of high quality articles from hundreds of publications. Within a few minutes we found exactly what she was looking for.

If you can afford to, subscribe to highbeam.com and use it when you need to do serious research and don't want to waste time. If you are cheap, try findarticles.com, which is a good free service.

For scholarly content, Google is making good progress with Google Scholar which seems to have 300,000,000 pages indexed.