Search is among the most disruptive innovations of our time. It influences what we buy and where we go. It shapes how we learn and what we believe. In this provocative and inspiring book, you'll explore design patterns that apply across the categories of web, ecommerce, enterprise, desktop, mobile, social, and real-time search and discovery.
communications revolution began changing our world toward the end
of the last millennium.With the introduction of public access to the Internet,
an interconnected global community was formed for the first time in
the history of mankind.
Among the many millions who logged on and began using the new,
instant, always-available communications medium were mental health professionals
and consumers of mental health services. The ability of the Internet
to benefit the community of clinicians and clients is almost self-evident....
Although international forces and the Afghan National Army continue to score tactical victories over the Taliban,
the security situation has deteriorated in some areas in the south, and Taliban forces have expanded their
operations into previously peaceful areas of the west and around Kabul. The Taliban-dominated insurgency has
expanded in scope despite operational disruption caused by International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and
Operation Enduring Freedom operations.
Marketers are being challenged by a deluge of data that is well beyond the capacity of their organizations to
comprehend and use. Their strategies are not keeping up with the disruptive effects of technology-empowered
customers; the proliferation of media, channel, and customer contact points; or the possibilities for microsegmentation.
Closing the widening gap between the accelerating complexity of their markets and the limited ability of their
organizations to respond demands new thinking about marketing capabilities.
Modern communication tools such as the Internet provide a relatively inexpensive, accessible,
easy-entry means of sharing ideas, information, and pictures around the world. In a political and
human rights context, in closed societies when the more established, formal news media is denied
access to or does not report on specified news events, the Internet has become an alternative
source of media, and sometimes a means to organize politically.
For a millennium, universities have been considered the main societal hub for knowledge and learning.1 And for a millennium, the basic structures of how universities produce and disseminate knowledge and evaluate students have survived intact through the sweeping societal changes created by technology—the moveable-type printing press, the Industrial Revolution, the telegraph, telephone, radio, television, and computers.