Surfing the Net
(sniffing for medical info …)
Like it or not, as unsophisticated and non-literary as it sounds, perfusionists do “surf the net” for information regarding the practice. While perhaps lacking the erudition of the traditional Friday night fireside chat and it’s promises of a streamlined EdFest for the upcoming weekend conference, Google searches are lightening quick and don’t require a trip to the medical library, a registration fee, hotel room, or a plane ticket.
Since we all do it, and we all know we do it… How can we make sure that we are doing it well? Make another checklist? Not !
To avoid the technology is to walk with 3 legs, as our little friend below is doing right now…
I guess the first thing to do is get familiar with how and why search engines work, and ways to improve visibility of information we wish to share or search for.
What are Tags ?
Content tagging has become more and more common due to social networking, photography sharing and bookmarking sites. Tagging is known by a few different names, such as content tagging, collaborative tagging, social tagging and even the scientific-sounding “folksonomy.” In general tagging can be defined as the practice of creating and managing labels (or “tags”) that categorize content using simple keywords. (Practical Ecommerce)
In online computer systems terminology, a tag is a non-hierarchical keyword or term assigned to a piece of information (such as an Internet bookmark, digital image, or computer file). This kind of metadata helps describe an item and allows it to be found again by browsing or searching. Tags are generally chosen informally and personally by the item’s creator or by its viewer, depending on the system. (Wikipedia)
Within a blog
Many blog systems allow authors to add free-form tags to a post, along with (or instead of) placing the post into categories. For example, a post may display that it has been tagged with baseball and tickets. Each of those tags is usually a web link leading to an index page listing all of the posts associated with that tag. The blog may have a sidebar listing all the tags in use on that blog, with each tag leading to an index page. To reclassify a post, an author edits its list of tags. All connections between posts are automatically tracked and updated by the blog software; there is no need to relocate the page within a complex hierarchy of categories. (Wikipedia)
If you haven’t taken it yet…
Plz don’t forget the
Survey on Wet Circuits