Friday, January 13, 2006

Keeping Found Things Found is a multi-year project at the University of Washington Information School by Professors William Jones and Harry Bruce, with Susan Dumais of Microsoft Research. The team is studying the various ways people attempt to make interesting Web pages they've found easily accessible later. With $500,000 in National Science Foundation support, the KFTF team identified techniques like sending an email including the URL to ourselves or adding a link to a personal Web site, in addition to the more obvious methods like bookmarking a page, saving a local copy, or even printing it out and adding it to a huge pile of paper documents (likely never to be read again)....

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