SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: Searching Behavior: (was SIGIA-L: Go
RE: Searching Behavior: (was SIGIA-L: Google results for Sept. 11th)
From: John Fullerton (JFULLERT_at_lib-gw.tamu.edu)
Date: Thu Sep 20 2001 - 12:36:30 EDT
Often sites from groups like NASA, ALA, or CNN have online sites like www.cnn.com or www.ala.org, yet www.bbc.com and www.bbc.org is not the site for BBC. (Just checked those addresses and I was wrong about the www.bbc.com site address; it IS a means of accessing the BBC.) It seems surprising to me when I guess an address from a company name. People who do not often visit the CNN site may not be sure of the address, yet CNN as a source for news may be very evident to them (as well as to me).
I've searched for names, numbers, misspellings, links to internet addresses, email addresses, imagined phrasing. The links to news for the same day seems somewhat new for Internet search engines, though it has available for newsgroups for quite a while.
Other notes. From the windows start button, the Run command can be used to input an Internet address such as http://www.cnn.com and the browser will open and/or go to that site. Maybe the keyword of an internet address is simply one convenient method of requesting the address without opening the browser then inputting the address. I always input addresses in the address display field and not in the File + Open window and depend in part on the constant availability of the present address for navigation info.
Have a nice day
John Paul Fullerton
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