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  • n. The quality of a particular object being locatable.
  • n. The quality of a whole system being navigable.


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  • The fundamental goal of findability is to persistently connect your audience with the stuff you write, design, and build.

    Web Teacher › Findability: Is your blog as findable as possible?

  • Because ambient findability is less about the computer than the complex interactions between humans and information.

    inkblurt · Findability goes bigtime.

  • As audiences continue to fragment, congeal, fragment again and re-congeal (if that's a word), the concept of "findability" - both for advertisers in finding the right audience at the right price and for publishers finding the right advertisers for their audience - becomes overwhelmingly essential.


  • But "findability" itself raises all kinds of practical questions:

    Tacit versus Explicit Knowledge

  • Chris Anderson, the author of the book and the article, clearly demonstrates the economic value of "findability" and in this case via recommendations.

    Datamining the Forums

  • As is the notion of "findability" so prevalent among the "semantic web" - heads.

    UX Magazine - Comments

  • Twitter's searchability has made us think more about our own "findability" and altered the way we post jobs.

    Advertising Age - Homepage

  • 'discontent with content'  Content loss  Poor content 'findability' and portability  Trust issues and growing irrelevance of content  Consequent impact on business Prasanna Lal Das

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows

  • Others have noted the semantic web; if the people creating the $_GET variable gibberish of DB based URLs understood findability and used mod_rewrite more elegantly, the URL would never seem scary and too technical.

    The death of the URL | FactoryCity

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    Sophie Germain, a tech heroine


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  • As in Ambient Findability, a very interesting notion laid out by Peter Morville in the book of the same name.

    January 15, 2007