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  • I don't believe anybody else in the world loves me so well, unless it possibly is papa, and he doesn't follow me down cellar, and goes off and picks strawberries all by himself, and that on Sunday, too, when I had forbidden berrypicking!

    The Life and Letters of Elizabeth Prentiss

  • Thursday that a 59-year-old man from that community had not been seen since 2: 30 p.m. after going berrypicking.

    The Telegram: Local News

  • But with the Web and search, you could go from strategy to strategy in seconds, berrypicking your way through the Web.

    Out of My Gord

  • Not just because it’s warm and nice but it’s also the season of fruits, herbs and berrypicking.

    Bento # 89: Fruits of the forest « Were rabbits

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  • Ah, that's why I have sticky fingers.

    October 26, 2008

  • "As with actual berry picking behavior, people "forage" from one information "bush" to another, plucking nuggets of information where they find them, storing them for later use, then moving on." --Sean Carton, ClickZ. He also quotes Marcia Bates's 1989 paper.

    September 29, 2008

  • from library/information science: used as a model to describe information seeking behavior. I think this article is where the coinage comes from.

    I'm so totally amazed berrypicking has no Wikipedia article.

    September 24, 2007