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November 2005

Windows Live announced

What is Windows Live? Your online world gets better when everything works simply and effortlessly together. That's the basic idea behind Windows Live. So the things you care about - your friends, the latest information, your e-mails, powerful search, your PC files, everything – comes together in one place. This is a brand new Internet experience designed to put you in control. And this is just the beginning – you'll see many more new services in the coming months.

August 2005

informatory - My new "SuperBlog"

Today I’m really proud to present my new “SuperBlog”: informatory. I call it a “SuperBlog”, because - for me it’s a whole new way of blogging and it’s going to be huge (in size at least Smiling ). informatory is based on “Snippets” - Snippets of information. A Snippet can be a bookmark, a note or a quote from selected sources. A Snippet is never more than 256 characters in length and is always linked to the source.


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Loomia provides search, recommendations, and personalization for podcasts, videocasts, and other syndicated media. We do this now with a web site that offers unique podcast search, discovery, and management features. In the future, we will distribute these services to partners who want to give their users access to elements of our services.

Scraper Site Clearout Collateral Damage?

It seems like google has purged many scraper sites from the google serps, as per this thread: I'm sure many people, including myself are very, very pleased about this as it stops scumbag sites from stealing our content. However, it also appears that some non-scraper sites have been included in this purge (including my own). My site has been active for 5 years and is based on unique content. Has anyone else been effected by this, and does google intend to refine the algorithm to stop valid, unique content sites from falling victim?

Ask Jeeves Blog: MyJeeves 1.2: To Tag Or Not To Tag…

Many people think tagging provides an elegant paradigm of organizing information. In addition, we're starting to see the "power of many" being leveraged to build fancy stuff like shared folksonomies where you plug your personal information sphere into the collective mindset. Having sat through half a dozen usability tests for MyJeeves, however, it is pretty clear to me that foldering is a more intuitive way of organizing, especially to those new to the exciting world of personal information management. Foldering may be clunky, but it's how people think - at least that's how they think today. Maybe it's because we are naturally wired that way, or maybe it's because most of us grew up with Windows. What is certain is that after a while, most users end up with an unmanageable folder hierarchy and start losing track of where things are. What can be done to take users out of this frustrating mess? Or more exactly, assuming that tagging is indeed one solution, how can we help users to transition from folders to tags, or at least add tagging to their repetoire? When we were scoping MyJeeves 1.2 a while back, this was the topic of endless coffee talks…and one or two beer talks.

July 2005

IceRocket News search

IceRocket News search

ScrappyGoo - Google News Feed Scraper

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ScrappyGoo searches Google News and generates a unique RSS feed of the results. This persistent news search delivery is offered as a free service. By default, each feed has 10 entries. Works with advanced operators and Feedjumbler.

Thomas Korte: Delicious in Google search results

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I really like the Greasemonkey extention that Jeremy wrote but I do not use My Yahoo for bookmarks - I use Here is a modified version of the script which adds a 'bookmark this' link after every search result: in Google

CustomizeGoogle: Googling Just Got Better -- Firefox Extension

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CustomizeGoogle is a Firefox extension that enhance Google search results by adding extra information and removing unwanted information. All features are optional and easily configured from the options menu.


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kbcafe search is a meta RSS search engine. That is, it queries many other search engines by using their RSS interface and presents the results from these search engines in one common interface. This allows the user to quickly switch between the results of various search engines. You can also use kbcafe search to easily subscribe to results of the searches, so you can stay on top of your favorite subjects without having to remember to come back to kbcafe search. If you are not familiar with subscribing to RSS feeds, then we also provide a way of subscribing with your email address. Click the image immediately to the right to view a screencast describing how kbcafe search can be used to better experience the new Web.

lists:thingsyoucandowithrss [DokuWiki]

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Basically, you can perform any task with RSS that requires search or information retrieval from a server. Automatically and repeatedly. I use this list to convince people to start using an RSS feed reader. There’s more to RSS than just weblog syndication and news aggregation.

Simpy - tagging, social bookmarking and personal search engine

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Simpy is a social bookmarking service. With Simpy, you can save, tag and search your own bookmarks and notes or browse and search other users' links and tags. You can be open and share your links with others, or keep them private. Simpy also helps you find like-minded people, discover new and interesting sites, publish your bookmarks, detect and eliminate link-rot, etc.

June 2005

My Web 2.0 BETA - Sign In - Yahoo!

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Create your own personal searchable web * Tag and save content that matters to you Find better answers from the people you trust * Connect to friends and share what you know * Search or browse to discover what your community knows Discover what the world has tagged and shared


Ambedo can be just about anything you want it to be. We prefer to call it a search engine tagger or something like that. Depending on what you search for, you often need to use different search engines. Ambedo lets you tag search engines to access them quickly. RSS feed creation facility: Simple, quick and easy for you to make YOUR RSS feed.

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Are you unable to create your own RSS feeds? Would you like to create RSS feeds without ANY programming or technical knowledge at all? FeedFire will take virtually any web page and convert it, and its content, into a fully formed and fully coded RSS feed. FeedFire is a sophisticated solution that is really simple to use. It is powerful, automated and customisable. You can easily turn ANY page into a RSS feed, without programming. You can also search our large database of channels, which are conveniently categorised for you.


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Enter Filangy. We’ll automatically index the information for you making it 100% searchable. We’ll make your bookmarks; let’s call them WebMarks from now on, completely portable and searchable. See something you like – click a button. To find it again, give Filangy a word or two from the page you WebMarked and it will instantly find it for you.