|Snow in the Sierras. The best thing we Californios could have at the end of 2014.|
Regular reader Fred had an excellent idea.
"Why not," he wrote, "do a summary of the year in SearchResearch?" A kind of year-end look back at the best-of (and maybe worst of) the year.
I like that! I'll write up my summary of what I thought went well, and what didn't for Friday's post.
But in the meantime, I'd love to hear YOUR thoughts about this. This leads to this week's Challenge question:
1. What was your favorite SearchResearch Search Challenge of 2014? (If you must, feel free to slip back into 2013--we never did a summary of that year.) Tell us what you liked about the Challenge you enjoyed the most, or what you learned from it.
2. What was the best / most-interesting thing you learned in 2014 about search or research in 2014? I'm looking for good ideas for future SearchResearch Challenges, but also I'm also looking for new information resources that we should all know about. (I have a couple tucked up my sleeve.)
Pro tip: You can find all of the posts during a given month by using the inurl: operator. Do it like this to find all of the January, 2014 posts:
[ inurl:searchresearch1.blogspot.com/2014/01/ ]
Also, a heads-up: Next Wednesday is Dec 24th and the real beginning of our holiday season. I'm going to be traveling to Oaxaca, Mexico for 10 days immediately after Christmas, so I'll be mostly off-line. (Yes, I know I could get online, but I'm taking a holiday....)
That means I'll post a Challenge that day, but it's going to be the most challenging Challenge of the year. I'll be back online on January 6th to look at how things have been going, and I'll be sure to give lots of hints in my Challenge writeup--but be prepared. I think you'll all have to work together to solve this one! It'll be a great wrapup for the year of SearchResearch.
P.S. For anyone who didn't see it, I made a quick video showing you how to convert last week's KML file into a CSV for analysis. See: KML to CSV demo video. (Be sure to watch this one full-screen, at 720p. Use the gear menu to change the resolution of playback.)