Have a great Friday everyone!
Another Friday, another quiz! It's a bit trickier this week, but we're confident you'll get it right!
This is my first blogpost. Hi, I'm Dan. I'm a content analyst in the DigitalNZ team, but people around here call me "The Harvester Guy".
Most people (including me before I started here) associate the word "harvester" with those big agricultural combine harvester things. If you do a google image search for "harvester" you get a pretty awesome assortment of these machines, with all sorts of different attachments, shapes and sizes for harvesting a variety of different crops. I...
It's week two of our DigitalNZ Quiz! Take a second, give it go... and good luck!
I’ve recently emerged from 7 months immersed in the second Mix and Mash – the great New Zealand remix and mashup competition. Mix and Mash challenges people to build something completely new by reusing existing NZ digital content and data. This year over 100 entrants, including an entire primary school class, vied for $50,000 in cash and prizes.
DigitalNZ runs Mix and Mash because we want to:
Here at DigitalNZ HQ we think you deserve to have a bit of fun on a Friday afternoon. Every Friday over the next few weeks we'll be posting a one-question quiz that can be answered by searching for clues using DigitalNZ's shiny new search service. We hope you have as much fun answering the questions as we did creating them!
Today is DigitalNZ's 3rd birthday! The years have flown by, and yet, we find it hard to remember a time when there was no DigitalNZ. On November 11th, 2008, we took our first steps as part of the 90 year commemoration of Armistice day. Anyone remember the Coming Home search service that started it all?
A lot of decisions have been made over the years that have shaped the DigitalNZ you have come to know (and hopefully love). One of the very first decisions we ever made was deciding what...
DigitalNZ indexes a lot of stuff. As I type this blog post, it's midday on Friday, November 4, 2011. If I visit the DigitalNZ website and search for every item we index, I get 25,661,157 results. That's a mind-boggling number.
In preparation for a talk I'm giving at the National Digital Forum in a few weeks, I am trying to understand what exactly are the 25 million pieces of New Zealand digital content we link to. I've been asking myself questions like "How are these things distributed over...