Search Tools and Technologies - Articles Archive
from April 15, 2005 to December 4, 2004

If you're concerned about your online privacy and object to having spyware and adware installed on your computer without your permission, then you've probably already installed an anti-spyware program. You now feel that you can rest easy, safe in the knowledge that what you do and ... read more

Robin Good - April 15, 2005

MusicPlasma, the visual music discovery engine that Robin Good already classified as 'interesting, promising' a year ago, has just been enhanced with impressive movie search capabilities. The renewed service has been renamed to LivePlasma and now covers bands, artists, movies, actors and directors in a multilingual ... read more

Robin Good - February 19, 2005

Here is a great opportunity to have a good laugh while exploring and searching the shortest route home with some truly smart interactive maps, a great service provided by the company which will soon break Google to pieces. Photo credit: Lucian Binder ... read more

Robin Good - [via Francesco Cascioli - Ilpalo] - February 14, 2005

I have learned by listening to Rok Hrastnik RSS conversation with Paul Chaney about a term I had not heard before: RSS Radars. These are actually what I have been calling newsmaster feeds, and though the name RSS Radars is much more expressive, both refer to ... read more

Robin Good - February 6, 2005

Following up on his recent coverage about OmniScope and its upcoming, lightweight, Flash-based counterpart FeatureFinder, Robin Good has just made his audio interview available with Edward Forbes, managing director of Iokio. The interview was held last week. Omniscope 3-step approach from data to visualization By listening to this ... read more

Robin Good - January 20, 2005

The usefulness of aggregating, filtering and eventually publishing RSS newsfeed content is not something everyone, even the insider circles has fully understood yet. Well, I guess it takes a bit of direct exposure and exploration to fully understand where the meat really is. Steven M. Cohen, a popular ... read more

Robin Good - January 16, 2005

According to Danny Sullivan of SearchEngineWatch MSN has started offering Web-based search query results via RSS. And, yesterday, MSN made it official. "RSS Feeds for Search Results from the MSN Search weblog explains how this is an alpha feature for the beta MSN Search service and ... read more

Robin Good - Search Engine Watch - January 13, 2005

To be successful online you need to have constant feedback of how you are performing, who is linking to you, how the search engines treat your site and whether your server hasn't had any hiccups recently. More than these, in order to determine which advertising and ... read more

Sharon Housley - January 7, 2005

Getting your RSS feeds in place is not enough to get your headlines—and content, if you will—picked up by RSS indexes and directories. Robin Good realized this long ago when he first started offering his collection of RSS feed submission sites (RSSTop55 - Best Blog Directory ... read more

Robin Good - January 5, 2005

Videora is the first personal video downloading program. Utilizing BitTorrent and Really Simple Syndication, Videora automatically and intelligently finds and downloads video you want to watch. click to enlarge ... read more

Om Malik - Om Malik on Broadband - January 3, 2005

Here is a great opportunity to provide added value to any site by extending its editorial breadth to its ability select, filter and bring together pre-qualified and valuable information from other endorsed content sources. Gigablast's Matt Wells Select, filter, aggregate, distribute. This is the theme that will play ... read more

Robin Good - December 29, 2004

In a highly informative nine-page report published today by Technology Review and entitled "What’s Next for Google", technology writer Charles H. Ferguson reports about the likely strategies, possible outcomes and far-reaching risks that the impending battle between Microsoft and Google for search dominance may bring about. He ... read more

Charles H. Ferguson - Technology Review - December 27, 2004

Iokio Omniscope is a desktop tool that allows direct visualization of database/spreadsheet data while providing powerful filter/search capabilities. Omniscope is a great new tool to publish, visually explore and interactively search through complex datasets online. click here to enlarge Omniscope turns your data into interactive visualizations that can ... read more

Robin Good - December 23, 2004

Searching off-line is a highly in demand feature when you need to distribute your Web site or online document library on a CD-ROM disc. Photo credit: Tomasz Kowalczyk The technology utilized by standard Web sites cannot be easily transferred to off-line media like CD-ROMs because it is based ... read more

Robin Good - December 16, 2004

For a glimpse into the future for online collaboration tools, whether in the office or in everyday life, one only has to look at how teenagers are using such tools as instant messaging (IM) and mobile phone based text messaging services (SMS) today. As today’s teenagers ... read more

Robin Good - - December 14, 2004

Though I can confirm my opinion that Microsoft has no ability to support communications with the very technologies it creates and promotes, I am genuinely happy to showcase some interesting grassroots reporting work covering the latest announcement from Microsoft: The MSN Desktop Search. Microsoft has just announced ... read more

Robin Good - December 13, 2004

If you hadn't noticed yet, the search engine war is heating up again and probably like we have never seen before. Photo credit: Andy See First Yahoo and now Microsoft, together with Amazon A9, Ask Jeeves and a growing number of smaller dedicated players like Mamma/Copernic or ... read more

Robin Good - December 13, 2004

As you type into the search box, Google Suggest guesses what you're typing and offers suggestions in real time. This is similar to Google's "Did you mean?" feature that offers alternative spellings for your query after you search, except that this new feature now works in ... read more

Robin Good - December 11, 2004

Chris Pirillo just sent me an instant message pointing to a short post he had just made about a TV movie in which characters talk about RSS. He wrote: "The main character, Flynn, played by Noah Wyle, is interviewing for a job as “The Librarian.” When asked ... read more

Robin Good - Chris Pirillo - December 6, 2004

Marcus P.Zillman has released a new interesting annotated mini-guide focusing on "Academic and Scholar Search Engines and Sources". This 32-page PDF brings together over 150 of the most interesting resources dedicated to academic research and online bibliographic information. For each resource listed there is a one paragraph-long ... read more

Robin Good - December 4, 2004

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