Crafting into the data mine.

You see data mining all over, but what is data mining?  Well, in the most basic form, data mining is connecting to a resource that houses data and pulling out data you want, or “mining” it from the source to create a new set of usable information.  Want to get started in data mining?  Go to Google and enter a search for something you are interested in. Want to get a little fancier?  Go to http://www.google.com/advanced_search and you can search by date, and even just by website.  I will be posting advanced Google searching tutorials soon. The tutorials will show you how to do advanced searches on the standard search form.