Sunday, July 04, 2004

AD3- Cawd Volunteers - How you can get involved

Cawd Volunteers support the CawdNet network in various ways

- Linking with representatives of the Special Interest Groups (SIGs) through the weekly email exchange

- Doing research on the Internet to help inform the SIGs and the core members of CawdNet

- Sending information out to Nigeria – by making requests to information providers to send direct, or by burning information onto CD-Roms to send out.

- Raising the profile of CawdNet by writing about it, talking about it, attending events

- Helping with things that need doing – all sorts


To get involved

Get to know us and let us get to know you. We don't have "jobs". We do have lots of "work" that needs to be done. Together we will find something to fit your interests, skills and available time. There is so much to be done that you will gradually be able to create a role that really suits you.

Do as little or as much as you like – just as long as you do what you say you will do, in the time you said you would do it.


For more information
Email pam.mclean@ntlworld.com



26 Comments:

At 5:35 AM, Blogger ACHILLE said...

Nice blog. Have you seen your google rating? BlogFlux It's Free and you can add a Little Script to your site that will tell everyone your ranking. I think yours was a 3. I guess you'll have to check it out.

Computer News
In search of the best


Ask.com, Answers.com outperform more popular Web engines

Even as they become more savvy, the Internet's leading search engines still sometimes bog down in befuddlement when a specific kernel of knowledge is sought.

Hoping to fill the gap, Answers.com (from GuruNet Corp.) and Ask.com (from Ask Jeeves Inc.) have pledged to provide more adept responses to vexing but straightforward questions about history, science, geography, pop culture and sports.


Both search engines aim to provide a correct answer explicitly at the top of a search's first results page -- or with a highly placed link to a Web page that contains the information.

Their mission raises a question: Just how knowledgeable are these search engines?

To find out, I staged a very unscientific test consisting of questions culled from a recent edition of Trivial Pursuit.

My mock game pitted the avowed prowess of Answers.com and Ask.com against the Internet's most widely used search engines -- Google, Yahoo and Microsoft Corp.'s MSN.

The findings: Answers.com and Ask.com appear to be a small step ahead of Google and noticeably smarter than Yahoo and MSN when dealing with such esoteric questions as "What glass beads are created when a meteorite strikes the Earth's surface?"

Both Answers.com and Ask.com guided me to the correct answer (tektites) with the first link on the results page -- an aptitude that both sites displayed with 10 of the 20 questions posed in the theoretical game. When they didn't get the answer with the very first link in response to some questions, both search engines generally came through within the next two links.

Although they performed similarly in our game,-Answers.com and Ask.com rely on different formulas.

Answers.com relies on a combination of Google's search engine and human editors who have stoked its database with answers to frequently asked questions that they've obtained by poring through reference materials.

Ask.com, part of a Web family about to be acquired by e-commerce conglomerate InterActiveCorp for $2 billion, has devised a fully automated approach that fishes through the Internet's sea of information.

Although they are superior to the other search engines at this task, Answers.com and Ask.com rarely realized their ultimate goal -- making things as clear-cut as possible by summarizing the correct response at the very top of the results page so it wouldn't be necessary to click on a link and peruse another Web site.

Ask.com spit out a concise "Web answer" in just two of the 20 questions, while the only time that Answers.com delivered was when I sought the definition of "googol." (It's the number one followed by 100 zeros.)

Google, which drew its name from that mathematical term, fared reasonably well in the competition. The Internet's most popular search engine came up with the correct answer on the first link in eight of the 20 questions (including the one about tektites). That's something Yahoo did just five times and MSN only twice.

None of the sites was omniscient. Answers.com, Ask.com and Google each drew blanks on three questions (I considered it a miss if a link to the correct answer didn't appear within the first three pages of results). Yahoo and MSN each whiffed on six questions.

There was only one question that baffled all the search engines, "Who was the first Cuban defector to play in Major League Baseball?" Although they all contained references to him in their indexes, none of the search engines could figure out it was Rene Arocha, a pitcher who first signed with the St. Louis Cardinals in the early 1990s.


Though it lagged behind the other search engines in this competition, MSN looked brilliant on one question that stumped all the other search engines: What company was acquired in the biggest leveraged buy-out deal of all time? The first link on MSN's results page took me to a site that correctly listed RJR Nabisco.

The test also revealed the disadvantage of depending on search engines -- they sometimes point to sites with conflicting answers.

This occurred most frequently when I asked how many viewers watched the series finale of the TV show M*A*S*H. The search engines pointed to Web sites that variously listed the audience at anywhere from 105.9 million to nearly 125 million. Trivial Pursuit lists the answer as 121.6 million.

To paraphrase M*A*S*H's theme song, searching for online answers still isn't painless.


About the Author: Michael Liedtke


Copyright © - 2005 Entireweb

=============================================
Spam Filters

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger Infactahost.com said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a internet marketing online advertising site/blog. It pretty much covers internet marketing online advertising related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

 
At 5:08 PM, Blogger Brian said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a business web site promotion site/blog. It pretty much covers business web site promotion related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

 
At 10:22 PM, Blogger Freddies Blog said...

Last month I made $12,124 with Google Adsense...Click
here for free on how you can do the same!

 
At 10:27 PM, Blogger mwcart said...

I really like your blog. Did you know that you can find all kinds of Make Money Fast Online
online. It's the best place for finding Make Money Fast Online
so tell everyone.

 
At 2:59 PM, Blogger Bri said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a safelist submitter site/blog. It pretty much covers safelist submitter related stuff. Plus you can advertise to billions using our safelist submitter tools.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

 
At 10:02 AM, Blogger Markku Saastamoinen said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a Ultimate Marketing site/blog. It pretty much covers marketing related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

 
At 3:55 AM, Blogger Markku Saastamoinen said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a Ultimate Marketing site/blog. It pretty much covers marketing related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

 
At 2:11 AM, Blogger Dan said...

Need internet advertising agencyBest deal on the net

 
At 11:23 AM, Blogger OneBigMama said...

Hello! What at great blog you have going. I'm new to blogging and I am trying to build up my visitors. I blog about network marketing. I am also offering the eBook "Adsense Empire" to my visitors.... Stop by & get your copy today

 
At 6:16 AM, Blogger devboards.net said...

http://www.devboards.net

Hello there,

I would llike to tell you about DevBoards.net. It's a web design and development forum for webmasters al over the world to meet and discuss all topics relating to web design and development.

We are currently looking for members so if you would like to be part of a fast growing friendly community, please join. We also run monthly contests, often with cash prizes.

This month we are running a referal contest, so if you would like to win some cash, register and refer all your friends! We also pay $0.50 per refereral you make!

Join today for free: http://www.devboards.net

Thank you

 
At 9:10 PM, Blogger Stan said...

Who doesn�t need any extra traffic to their website?
If you could not bear the thought of tons of laser
targeted traffic to your website absolutly F*R*E*E!
then under no circumstanes click the link below!http://www.TrafficHurricane.com/stan

 
At 1:12 AM, Blogger Paul Adams said...

Hi Fellow! I was just searching blogs,and I found your site! I like it!
If you have a moment, please visit my site:
ways to make money for
It covers ways to make money for related contents.
All the best!

 
At 3:21 PM, Blogger Scott A. Edwards said...

Hi my friends! I'm writing to you because I just came across a business that I think has great potential. It lets you save money on almost everything. Make money from almost everything, Including home loans- plus... help lower your taxes--best of all--it requires absolutely no investment. I thought you might be interested and like to check it out...

Here I have a making free money online site/blog. It successfully covers making free money online related stuff and almost everything else!

Come and check it out if you get time, Scott.

 
At 7:25 AM, Blogger Scott A. Edwards said...

Hello I am the traffic man, zip, zip, zip. make a new resolution to get a flood of traffic to your website this year. Let me show you how to get FREE traffic to your site. Yes I said FREE, FREE, FREE!!! Don't delay.

To find out more, visit my multi-level marketing site. It successfully covers FREE information exposing FREE traffic and multi-level marketing related stuff. Don't forget - FREE, FREE, FREE. You have nothing to lose!

 
At 8:13 PM, Blogger Scott A. Edwards said...

Hi my friends! I'm writing to you because I just came across a business that I think has great potential. It lets you save money on almost everything. Make money from almost everything, Including home loans- plus... help lower your taxes--best of all--it requires absolutely no investment. I thought you might be interested and like to check it out...

Here I have a based business home internet opportunity private site/blog. It successfully covers based business home internet opportunity private related stuff and almost everything else!

Come and check it out if you get time, Scott.

 
At 11:26 PM, Blogger Joe Berenguer said...

I was searching blogs,and I found your site.Please,
accept my congratulations for your excellent work!
If you have a moment, please visit my site:
games center
It pretty much covers games center related issues.
Have a good day!

 
At 9:16 AM, Blogger James Baker said...

Hi Blogger!I like your blog! Keep up the
good work, you are providing a great resource on the Internet here!
If you have a moment, please take a look at my site:
games center
It pretty much covers games center related issues.
Best regards!

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger Joe Berenguer said...

Hello Friend! I just came across your blog and wanted to
drop you a note telling you how impressed I was with
the information you have posted here.
I also have a web site & blog about loans center so I know I'm talking
about when I say yours is top-notch! Keep up the
great work, you are providing a great resource on the Internet here!
If you have a moment, please visit my site loans center
Best success!

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger James Baker said...

I was just searching blogs,and I found your site, Friend! I like it!
Please accept my compliments and wishes for your happiness and success.
If you have a moment, please take a look at my site:
make money
It pretty much covers make money related issues.
All the best!

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger Joe Berenguer said...

Hi Blogger!I like your blog! Keep up the
good work, you are providing a great resource on the Internet here!
If you have a moment, please take a look at my site:
games center
It pretty much covers games center related issues.
Best regards!

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger Joe Berenguer said...

Hi Blogger!I like your blog! Keep up the
good work, you are providing a great resource on the Internet here!
If you have a moment, please take a look at my site:
games center
It pretty much covers games center related issues.
Best regards!

 
At 10:47 AM, Blogger superclosetnerd said...

Interesting stuff... I'm going to have to bookmark this and come back later to check it out. Off to work for now. I know, I work late, but there's no traffic!
My first site - download mp3 song

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger Earn A LifeTime of Income From Anywhere! said...

Appreciated your thoughts. Thanks and visit us at Helping You SafeList

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger Earn A LifeTime of Income From Anywhere! said...

You gave me an interesting idea. Thanks and visit us at Helping You SafeList

 
At 2:29 AM, Blogger ryhr91 said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a internet marketing company site/blog. It pretty much covers ##KEYWORD## related stuff.

 

Post a Comment

<< Home