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By Malcolm Coles


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With the number of websites in a state of continual expansion, tools for locating relevant online information become increasingly important. In Part One of this two-part story, Malcolm Coles examines the rise of search engines and social media and their impact on finding online information in context.


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With the number of websites in a state of continual expansion, tools for locating relevant online information become increasingly important. In Part One of this two-part story, Malcolm Coles examines the rise of search engines and social media and their impact on finding online information in context.

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What if a community of like-minded people could recommend reading for you - maybe people who think of the Scottish rugby player Rob or American philopsopher John when they hear Dewey, and not the librarian? What if there was a way to discover interesting information when you're not actively searching?

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Malcolm Coles is an internet consultant specialising in web content. He used to be
editor of which.co.uk, the UK's most successful paid-content website. Before that, he was editor of Which? magazine. These days, he is mostly interested in projects that involve high-quality content - particularly those that involve ensuring design, functionality, information architecture and content work together to maximize the user experience. He likes big subheadings, web tools that are easy to use and labels that make sense.

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