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Tuesday, August 31, 2004

 
Lycos has created a new search function, for searching forums, bulletin boards and groups. Useful if you want to see what people are talking about with regards a particular subject. Doesn't appear to cover USENET, and they're not saying how they have got the discussions they have, but interesting even so.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

 
And yet a third content management utility, which is again a commercial product, costing $39.90 for a single license. It's called ContentSaver but I'll stick with FURL I suspect.
 
SurfSaver is another product that allows you to save web pages into searchable folders, though this one stores the data on your own computer. It's another commercial product.
 
Onfolio is a content management utility that allows you to save web pages that you find on the net, so it's rather like FURL. Commercial product.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

 
This is a magnificent tool - it's a collection of different utilities that tell you more than you would ever think possible about a web page. It's called URLinfo from Fagan Finder and has shot to the top of my 'must use' list.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

 
A nice search engine chart - simple and easy. bruceclay.com - Search Engine Relationship Chart
 
A nice little animated search engine chart that shows you which engines work with which, who provides listings, and who receives them. It's very cool and you can find it at: Search Engine Chart

Monday, August 23, 2004

 
A new meta search clustering search engine, called Accumo - Enterprise Text Clustering and Categorization Metasearch engine. I've tried it, but wasn't impressed myself - it took 3 attempts before it ran a search for me, and then when I tried it a fourth time it said the service was temporarily unavailable. Try it yourself though, and see what you think.
 
Yahoo now has their own blog at Yahoo Search blog. Just like Google.

 
GGLER is running searches on Google, giving you thumbshots of the pages that it finds. Try GGLER here.

Monday, August 09, 2004

 
There won't be many updates for the next couple of weeks, since I'm on holiday. However, if I do see anything particularly important, I'll try and mention it. See you when I'm back!

Thursday, August 05, 2004

 
This is a quite disgraceful situation. Penguin has published a book called katie.com which is about the abuse a teenager suffered as a result of meeting people from chat rooms. The only problem is, that the domain name is actually owned by Katie Jones and Penguin didn't check, or they didn't care. They are now apparently sending lawyers after this woman to bully her into giving them her domain name! You can read more about it by following the link.
 
The same people mentioned below are also running a personalized weblog reader as well. You can find it at: Findory Blogory: Your personalized weblog reader
 
A new personalised news service. Findory News: Personalized News It's current free and not yet taking ads.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

 
Sharpreader is an RSS/Atom aggregator for Windows. Apparently you do need to have the .NET framework installed.SharpReader RSS Aggregator
 
Interesting twist on the way in which Google can be manipulated into giving high ranking. Wired News: Porn Blogs Manipulate Google
 
Nice collection of Library RSS feeds.

Monday, August 02, 2004

 
This is the same principle as the Googlerankings site.. it checks your webpage against search terms you choose and tells you what rank you're at. Try it out at: YahooSearchRankings.com.