Slavonic Web

This site is for the Slavonic Cultural Center, which traces its roots back to “the Slavonic Mutual and Benevolent Society [which] was founded in San Francisco in 1857 by Slavic immigrants, primarily from the region of present day Croatia.” The site features a virtual museum of historical photos and paintings, selections from oral histories, and audio clips of Slavonic music (such as music played on the tamburitza). (annotation from LII.org)

Seach engine report: users confident but unaware

“Internet users are extremely positive about search engines and the experiences they have when searching the internet. But these same satisfied internet users are generally unsophisticated about why and how they use search engines. They are also strikingly unaware of how search engines operate and how they present their results.”

“Internet users trust their favorite search engines, but few say they are aware of the financial incentives that affect how search engines perform and how they present their search results.”

These are some of the findings from the Pew Internet & American Life Project: Search Engine Users report, released Jan. 23, 2005.