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Eportforlio: Activity 2

Name: Grace Versoni Student ID: S11100093

Resource (i)

Lowy Institute Newsletter Article:

Digital islands: how the Pacific's ICT revolution is transforming the region

Search Tool Used: Advanced search Engine: Google Advanced Search Search Strategy:
For the news article above the Boolean Operator search technique was employed. In the all these words search box. The Boolean Operator AND with the topic keywords was used in like fashion: mobile internet AND Pacific AND regional development AND news article. The search was then narrowed by using the limiters English and past year in the language and last update search boxes. My initial search came up with 100 results. The exact information resource was found in the first result listed titled, Digital islands: how the Pacific's ICT revolution is transforming the region.

Citation:

Cave, D. (2013, September 25). DIGITAL ISLANDS: HOW THE PACIFIC'S ICT REVOLUTION IS TRANSFORMING THE REGION. Retrieved from Lowy Institute: http://lowyinstitute.org/publications/digital-islands-how-pacificsict-revolution-transforming-region

Resource (ii)

A sound site containing statistics on internet usage:

Internet World Stats

Search Tool Used: Meta search engine: Meta-Crawler Search Strategy:


The above site was researched using the meta search engine, Meta Crawler that searches Google, Yahoo, Bing, and Ask at once and produces the best results from each. The keywords that were entered into the search box using the Boolean Technique were, Pacific Island countries+Internet usage+statistics. The initial search brought up approx 21,000 hits. The first result that came up was, Oceania Internet Usage Stats and Population Statistics from the Internet World Stats site was most relevant to the topic.

Citation:

Internet Usage and Population in Oceania. (2013, September 25). Retrieved from Internet World Stats: http://www.internetworldstats.com/stats6.htm

A blog on Mobile Phone Penetration in the Pacific: SPC: Pacific Islands Will Benefit From ICT Search Tool Used: PolyMeta search engine The above blog concerning mobile penetration in Search Strategy:

Resource (iii)

the Pacific was found through the Meta search engine PolyMetas blog search option. The Boolean Technique of using + signs was used together with the keywords as shown,

The initial search brought up 10 best blog results. The third result was relevant and was the blog needed.

Citation:

SPC: Pacific Islands Will Benefit From ICT. (2013, September 25). Retrieved from Pacific News Center Retrieved from: http://www.pacificnewscenter.com/index.php?option=com_conten t&view=article&id=26549:spc-pacific-islands-will-benefit-fromict&catid=45:guam-news&Itemid=156.