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Data Privacy Day January 28th – Are You Privacy Aware?

Did you know that today is Data Privacy Day? Most people probably don”t and need to, so pass it along! What are the most important things you can do to protect your privacy?

Set up two factor authentication

Most major companies now offer two factor authentication, which simply means, after you log in on a new device, you will be texted a code on you phone as a verification that it’s you. This is an easy and very effective way to keep intruders out of your personal accounts. But, it”s dependent on your mobile device, so make sure to carry a charger and if you are in a foreign country, make sure you can receive texts. With Facebook and perhaps more sites soon, you can use a dongle instead of your phone.

Make a schedule to review your privacy settings

While Data Privacy Day is a great time to review your privacy settings, there are a lot of settings to review, so we recommend that you make a schedule. If you spread it out over the year and put it on your calendar, you are more likely to do it. Here are some of the most important settings:

In addition to the above, make a list of all your social accounts and devices and make a schedule to review them all at least annually, preferably bi-annually. Use the links above as a starting point.

Educate yourself

This one has the potential to make a person paranoid, but it”s worth doing, just keep a balance and try to stick to reputable sources. Here are few sources and articles that we can recommend:

Data Privacy Day – January 28th – Are you #PrivacyAware?

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How to Find the Most Share-worthy Quotes

As we approach the inauguration of our 45th President of the United States its fun to look back on great snippets from inaugural speeches of the past. There are the quotes that most of us have heard so many times that even when we are just reading, we can almost “hear” the intonations of the voice that originally spoke them:

“The Only Thing We Have To Fear, Is Fear Itself”

“…Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You,
Ask What You Can Do For Your Country”

 

Of course the previous are two of the most famous inaugural quotes of all time and are from the inaugural addresses of Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy respectively.

Below we evaluate various web sites on how easily we could find quotations specifically from inaugural addresses. Inaugural quotes are very common, yet it is often difficult to pull them out of even the best quotation sites.

We use the following criteria: Navigation, Search, Happy Accident.

Goodreads

GoodReads.Com

How easy is it to find quotations from inaugural addresses?

  • Navigation: No obvious method other than looking for specific presidents and topics.
  • Search: Searching for “inauguration” brings up a list of books, but you can modify your search by clicking on “quotes”.
  • Happy Accident: The site didn’t seem to be showing topical, or trending quotes from inaugurations.

GoodReads is much more than a database of quotations, it is a community where you can read and share books and more.

Searching for “inauguration” brings up a list of books, but you can modify your search by clicking on “quotes”. Then you get the list of inaugural quotes you would expect with the two mentioned above coming in first and second and this, also popular quote, from Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address. You can see that the data is more complete than other sites with not only an attribution to Abraham Lincoln, but a source as well. We found the following quote on GoodReads and added it to a photo from Pexels.com.

Image of Abraham Lincoln Statue cropped to face. Quotation along side: “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.” Find.com logo

“We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

Abraham Lincoln (Great Speeches / Abraham Lincoln: with Historical Notes by John Grafton)

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Site: BrainyQuote.Com

How easy is it to find quotations from inaugural addresses?

  • Navigation: No obvious method other than looking for specific presidents and topics.
  • Search: Searching for “inaugural address” brings up quotes with the keywords, but not quotes from inaugural adresses.
  • Happy Accident: The site didn’t seem to be showing topical, or trending quotes from inaugurations.

Though Brainy Quote doesn’t offer the ability to pull quotes from specific inaugural speeches, it has a fantastic database of quotes and makes it easy to find the most popular ones. It also has the quotes embedded into nice photos and ready to share with a single click.

"The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" - Franklin D. Roosavelt

Quoteland Logo

Quoteland.Com

How easy is it to find quotations from inaugural addresses?

  • Navigation: No obvious method other than looking for specific presidents and topics.
  • Search: Searching for “inauguration” brings up nothing, so we searched on “Lincoln”.
  • Happy Accident: The site didn’t seem to be showing topical, or trending quotes from inaugurations.

Quoteland is an interesting design, though it feels like a throwback to a different era. They seem to have a decent database of quotations too. The quotation we found was not from an inaugural address and sounds like it may be apocryphal, but it’s fun:

When someone asked Abraham Lincoln, after he was elected president, what he was going to do about his enemies, he replied, I am going to destroy them. I am going to make them my friends.
Abraham Lincoln

QuoteDB.Com

How easy is it to find quotations from inaugural addresses?

  • Navigation: No obvious method other than looking for specific presidents and topics.
  • Search: Searching for “inauguration” brings up a list of speeches and quotations. It was easy to find what we wanted.
  • Happy Accident: The site didn’t seem to be showing topical, or trending quotes from inaugurations.

“When you stand for your liberty, we will stand with you.”

George W. Bush, Second Inaugural Address.

World of Quotes - Quotes, Sayings, and Proverbs.

World Of Quotes.Com

How easy is it to find quotations from inaugural addresses?

  • Navigation: No obvious method other than looking for specific presidents and topics.
  • Search: A search for “inauguration” brings up a varied list, but mostly keyword-based, so the results are about the inauguration and not necessarily from the inaugural speech. 
  • Happy Accident: The site didn’t seem to be showing topical, or trending quotes from inaugurations.

It appears that you can still navigate manually if you know or look up the date of specific inaugurations. World of quotes has some nice browsing features and a good database, but were weren’t able to verify that the quotes from George Washington that we found were from his inauguration.

I go to the chair of government with feelings not unlike those of a culprit who is going to the place of his execution.

Us presidents Quotes, by George Washington

ThinkExist.com - Finding Quotations was never this easy.

ThinkExist.Com

How easy is it to find quotations from inaugural addresses?

  • Navigation: No obvious method other than looking for specific presidents and topics.
  • Search: A search for “inauguration” brings up a varied list, but mostly keyword-based, so the results are about the inauguration and not necessarily from the inaugural speech. 
  • Happy Accident: The site didn’t seem to be showing topical, or trending quotes from inaugurations.

A search for “inaugural address” and “inauguration” brings up quotations with the those keywords in therm. As such rather than quotations from inaugural addresses, we get quotations about inaugural addresses:

“I am going to build the kind of nation that President Roosevelt hoped for, President Truman worked for, and President Kennedy died for.”
Lyndon B. Johnson quotes (American 36th US President (1963-69). 19081973)

 

Wisdom Quotes

Wisdom Quotes

How easy is it to find quotations from inaugural addresses?

  • Navigation: No obvious method other than looking for specific presidents and topics.
  • Search: Searching for “inauguration” brings up a list of speeches and quotations. It was easy to find what we wanted.
  • Happy Accident: The site didn’t seem to be showing topical, or trending quotes from inaugurations.

This is very similar to QuoteDB.com and may actually be using similar software. We encountered bugs with search and we never

The search suggestions for a search on “inauguration” bring up “Inauguration of “Barack Obama” but no other inaugurations. Clicking through to the search results brings up topics with “inauguration” in them, but the previously suggested “Inauguration of Barack Obama” is now only contained in the 6th result.

Yes, our greatness as a nation has depended on individual initiative, on a belief in the free market. But it has also depended on our sense of mutual regard for each other, of mutual responsibility. The idea that everybody has a stake in the country, that we’re all in it together and everybody’s got a shot at opportunity. Americans know this. We know that government can’t solve all our problems – and we don’t want it to. But we also know that there are some things we can’t do on our own. We know that there are some things we do better together.
–  Barack Obama

quotes.net

Quotes.Net

How easy is it to find quotations from inaugural addresses?

  • Navigation: No obvious method other than browsing for specific presidents and topics.
  • Search: A search for “inaugural address” brings up two lists: one of speakers and inaugural addresses and one containing the keywords.
  • Happy Accident: The site didn’t seem to be showing topical, or trending quotes from inaugurations.

Quotes.net has the very nice feature of being able to filter by, Literary Quotes, Movie Quotes and in TV Shows.

The first inaugural address quotation listed is Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural address and the following is the first quotation listed:

With malice toward none, with charity for all, …let us strive on to finish the work we are in, …to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.

– Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1865

Giga Quotes

GIGA Quotes

How easy is it to find quotations from inaugural addresses?

  • Navigation: No obvious method other than browsing for specific presidents and topics.
  • Search: A search for “inaugural address” brings up two lists: one of speakers and inaugural addresses and one containing the keywords.
  • Happy Accident: The site didn’t seem to be showing topical, or trending quotes from inaugurations.

Giga Quotes offers many navigational options including “topics”, “authors” and “timeline”. It also offers unique features such as an anagram solver and a crossword puzzle solver. A search on “inaugural” brings up a Google search with an interesting results list starting with John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address, and continuing with keyword results as well as Martin Van Buren’s inaugural address. On clicking through to Martin Van Buren’s inaugural address, the first quotation in the list is:

I tread in the footsteps of illustrious men . . . in receiving from the people the sacred trust confided to my illustrious predecessor.
Martin Van Buren, in his inaugural address

Find.Com – Default Find Engine

How easy is it to find quotations from inaugural addresses?

  • Navigation: No navigation, search only. The ability to choose sites: coming soon.
  • Search: A search for “inaugural quotations” brings up a grouping of sites that you choose, in this case WebResults, Images, Video and Wikipedia
  • Happy Accident: The Images Find Frame shows a unexpected quotations, many from Pinterest. 

 

 

What Sites do you use to find Quotations?

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So what is a “Search Engine”?

Google is clearly the “Search Engine” that nearly everyone uses and very much defines what it is to be a “Search Engine.” Yahoo and Bing also define the category, but neither of them is a “verb” like Google is. You don’t Yahoo something, you Google it. But is Google the only way that you find things? Definitely not. We may start on Google, but we eventually move off to the sites that Google suggests and continue our search there. About half the time, we use menus and browse lists, but the rest of the time, we type in yet another search. While Google is often a direct link to what you want, it’s also, very often a place to find more “Search Engines”. It’s very general.

For specific categories of things we end up browsing and searching on sites other than Google.

Products

People

Video

Answers

What sites do you use?

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Find.com?

These are some of the reactions I’ve heard from people when I tell them I’m the CEO of Find.com.

“Oh yeah, I’m familiar with Find.com.”

“Where did you guys get such a great domain name? Do you want to sell it?”

“Find.com should be a jobs site.  To me, Find.com screams Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!”

“I love shopping on TheFind!  But didn’t it get bought by Facebook?”

So what is Find.com?

It’s a great domain name, as evidenced by the fact that many people think they already use it, although when you ask them what they’ve used it for, they can’t quite remember…

The truth is that although Find.com’s domain name has been used for various purposes and by various parties in the past, what we are doing with Find.com is new.  Not just new to Find.com, but new new.

In fact, it’s not just the product/service that’s new, but the values behind it.  So much of what’s online, and even beyond the online space in areas such as News, Advertising, and Education, is dominated by the information providers, while the consumer is at their mercy.  Smart people and even smarter machines figure out how to get people to think things, buy things, and click on things that they want you to think/buy/click on.  Find.com wants to empower individuals to make informed decisions for themselves of what to think/buy/click on.  Hence our mantra:

“Search on your own terms”

The dominant search engines take the approach of tracking you on the web, storing personal information about you, and then using complex algorithms to decide what results to show you, where to get those results (often from the highest bidder), and how to display them.

At Find.com we are actually don’t see ourselves as what is thought of as a Search Engine because it has become so standardized (and, at least to us, stigmatized).  With Find.com you choose which websites your search results come from, how they are displayed on your search results page, in what order, and with what level of privacy.  Future blog entries will go into depth on each of these topics, and of course we would love to hear your thoughts (and constructive criticisms) as well.

But for now, when I’m asked “So what is Find.com?” I answer, “Personalizable Search.  It’s really cool, and it’s going to get a lot cooler.”

 

Richard Morrell
CEO, Find.com Inc.

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Find.com has launched a prototype of MultiSearch!

MultiSearch is a new concept where you can conduct multiple searches at the same time. “But why would I want to do that?” you might ask. Well, here are a few good reasons:

  1. No need for multiple tabs! Search the “Top 8 sites about your favorite topic” all at once! Disagree with the list? Make your own! (coming soon)
  2. Serendipity: Yes, that unexpected but welcome surprise where something appears in the corner of your eye and makes for an even better result than the one you were expecting. It’s like walking through a library or a department store, rather than walking through a carnival where everyone is shouting at you and following you around. The discoveries are yours.
  3. Control: “But I like having my search engine guess what I want!” Well, you can still have that, MulitSearch offers a frame with standard search results gathered from Google, Yahoo and Bing. And, you can add custom search frames for any site or group of sites on the internet. (coming soon)
  4. Comparison: When you do more than one search at a time, you can see the differences and maybe even biases that certain sites have. Think about the possibilities for politics and even shopping!
  5. Fewer Searches: Simple search thinks it already knows what you want, and sometimes it does, but the industry average is actually 5 searches before you get what you want. Imagine using a Find Engine set up by an expert where you will be much more likely to get useful results the first time.
  6. Help from People You Know and Trust: Need help finding the best sites for a particular topic, ask a friend. Do you have a great Find Engine for your favorite topic? For Your Students? For Your clients? Share it with them now. (coming soon)

Update: We will be launching a new look and feel along with new functionality soon. Go to find.com to watch the video.

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Find.com Has Launched a Prototype of MultiSearch!

MultiSearch is a new concept where you can conduct multiple searches at the same time. “But why would I want to do that?” you might ask. Well, here are a few good reasons:

  1. No need for multiple tabs! Search the “Top 10 sites about your favorite topic” all at once! Disagree with the list? Make your own! (coming soon)
  2. Serendipity: Yes, that unexpected but welcome surprise where something appears in the corner of your eye and makes for an even better result than the one you were expecting. It’s like walking through a library or a department store, rather than walking through a carnival where everyone is shouting at you and following you around. The discoveries are yours.
  3. Control: “But I like having my search engine guess what I want!” Well, you can still have that, MulitSearch offers a widget with standard search results gathered from Google, Yahoo and Bing. And, you can add custom search widgets for any site or group of sites on the internet. (coming soon)
  4. Comparison: When you do more than one search at a time, you can see the differences and maybe even biases that certain sites have. Think about the possibilities for politics and even shopping!
  5. Fewer Searches: Simple search thinks it already knows what you want, and sometimes it does, but the industry average is actually 5 searches before you get what you want. Imagine using a Find Engine set up by an expert where you will be much more likely to get useful results the first time.
  6. Help from People You Know and Trust: Need help finding the best sites for a particular topic, ask a friend. Do you have a great Find Engine for your favorite topic? For Your Students? For Your clients? Share it with them now. (coming soon)

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