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On Bots

97 month ago

Andy Baio : On Bots - analysis and great visualizations of Yahoo, Google, and MSN crawler activity for a year

joshua : On Bots - Fresh Zero Content for Compulsive Clickers - Nice analysis of crawler behavior

Matthew M. Boedicker : beautiful graphs of search engine crawling behavior - (via slashdot comment) [via]

Milo Vermeulen : drunkmenworkhere.org - On Bots - results of a one-year experiment on search engine behaviour [via]

Nelson Minar : Search spider test - If I understand right, the best crawlers would crawl no pages here

Rod Begbie : Drunk Men Work Here - On Bots - Visualizations on how Yahoo, Google and MSN (and comment spam bots) spider through content. [via#

Philippe Janvier : On Bots - Analyse des comportements des robots des 3 plus gros moteurs de recherche. [via#

Wayne Burkett : On Bots - Fresh Zero Content for Compulsive Clickers - Very interesting crawler behavior visualization. #

Google buys Measure Map

100 month ago

Andy Baio : Google buys Measure Map - congrats, Jeff and the Adaptive Path crew!

Jeremy Zawodny : Here comes Measure Map - Here comes Measure Map: google bought measure map... saw that coming a mile away

Douglas Bowman : Google > Measure Map - Congratulations to Jeff Veen and the entire Adaptive Path team that worked on Measure Map. Here's to even better things ahead.

Jason Shellen : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Google picks up Measure Map plus co-creator Jeff Veen and crew. Glad to have the deal all sewn up. #

kellan : MeasureMap goes to Google, which means Ruby at Google! - Beginning of a trend? (I'd say this will fix the MeasureMap scalability probs, except G hasn't fixed the ones with Gurchin yet) #

jkottke : Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google - Google buys Measure Map, Jeff Veen leaves Adaptive Path to work at Google.

plasticbag : It's official! Google buys Measuremap! - I've chatted to Veen a few times over the last few months but still this is a surprise. It's a lovely piece of work, which I imagine will fit Blogger very well. And I'm looking forward to hearing about Google's culture and swapping notes...

Linkorama : Here comes Measure Map - Bought by Google, congrats AP!

jimray : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Jeff Veen joins Google, as does Measure Map

Nelson Minar : Jeff Veen to Google - Good for him

kayodeok : Official Google Blog: Here comes Measure Map - Our goal has been to use the power of web analytics to help bloggers feel that same sense of connection with their audience. Today, as the Measure Map team joins Google, our mission remains the same: to build the best possible user experience so people ca

Google's statistics on most-used HTML tags and classes

100 month ago

Milo Vermeulen : Google's statistics on most-used HTML tags and classes [via]

Andy Baio : Google Code's Web Authoring Statistics - popular elements and attributes across a billion webpage sample set  [via]

Nelson Minar : Web authoring stats - Google's analysis of 1 billion web pages' HTML

Eric Meyer : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - "In December 2005 we did an analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata."

kayodeok : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - In December 2005 we did an analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata. The results we found are available below. We hope this is of use!

Jeremy Zawodny : Web Authoring Statistics - Web Authoring Statistics: interesting google stats on web page elements and such

François Nonnenmacher : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - View this with Firefox or an SVG-enabled browser

Paul Hammond : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents

Richard Rutter : Web Authoring Statistics - Google investigates the popularity of classes, elements, etc.

Google Moon

107 month ago

Andy Baio : Google Moon - try zooming all the way in

jkottke : Google Moon: explore the Apollo landing sites in the Google Maps interface

joshua : Google Moon - mmm, cheese

kayodeok : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - "In honor of the first manned Moon landing, which took place on July 20, 1969, we?ve added some NASA imagery to the Google Maps interface to help you pay your own visit to our celestial neighbor"

gleuschk : Google Moon - zoom all the way in

Rod Begbie : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Lovely little Googletreat to celebrate the anniversary of the moon landings. Make sure and try zooming in to the maximum resolution to see what the moon is made of. #

jimray : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Just a small slice of the moon, commemorating the original moon landing 36 years ago. Still cool, though.

erikbenson : Google Moon - Zoom in all the way to see the moon at a level of detail never experienced before.

Simon Willison : Google Moon - Lunar Landing Sites - Be sure to zoom all the way in for a Wallace and Gromit like revelation. (via) [via]

Philippe Janvier : Google Moon - Un petit pas pour l'homme... [via#

Linkorama : Google Moon - Honestly, if you are going to visit a fairly large moon, why would you keep going to the same place? What is this, Lunar Vegas?

Reverse engineering Google Maps

112 month ago

kellan : Reverse engineering Google Maps - Wow, I use to do this stuff with QuickDraw for games. Hadn't thought about tiles in a while #

jkottke : A quick overview of how Google Maps works

jimray : Mapping Google - Under the hood with Google Maps [via /.]

philgyford : As simple as possible, but no simpler: Mapping Google - Roughly how the client-side of Google Maps works.

Paul Hammond : as simple as possible, but no simpler: Mapping Google - XHTML Strict/CSS/etc be damned. At the end of the day, what really matters to users is compelling apps that let them get their work done quickly

Anne van Kesteren : Mapping Google - How does Google Maps actually work? #

Jeremy Zawodny : Mapping Google - Mapping Google: ther's some really smart shit going on in the google maps implementation

bmilleare : Mapping Google

Google Maps

112 month ago

Jeremy Zawodny : Google Maps - Google Maps: just what you think it is

Jason Shellen : Google Maps - Cool maps, from Google. Click and drag is my favorite feature. #

Andy Baio : Google Maps - insanely great UI; it's only missing personalization and better URIs [via]  [via]

doug : Google Maps - Check out Google?s way-cool mapping service in any non-Safari browser. Drag the map around, quick zooming, directions from A to B, beautiful detail, and more? Look out MapQuest.

jkottke : Google Maps is in beta - Safari not supported yet.

Rod Begbie : Google Maps - Another boring "it's been done" problem re-solved in a funky DHTML way by the brains at Google. [via#

Dan Cederholm : Google Maps - Linked from everywhere, but worth it. Hope to see support for Safari, eventually.

Anne van Kesteren : Google Maps - Yay, they use XHTML as text/html! (Too bad they violate section C and such, but whatever.) #

Simon Willison : Google Maps - Very slick, but sadly non functional for Safari uses. (via) [via]

gleuschk : new button on Google Maps: Hybrid - superextramegacool

Google Scholar - a new way of navigating through scholarly materials

115 month ago

plasticbag : Google Scholar - a new way of navigating through scholarly materials - This is pretty awesome - using keyword searches and citations to help you find academic materials from across the web. When it can, it links through to PDFs of the articles concerned. Many hours of fun to be had here...

Anne van Kesteren : Google Scholar - Cool stuff [via#

Jeremy Zawodny : google scholar - google scholar: beta, of course

cobra libre : google scholar - i've already found some lit crit articles that i wouldn't have otherwise found #

cameron : Google Scholar - citeseer destroyer

Simon Willison : Google Scholar - Search academic papers. Invaluable for degree course final year projects.

Kayode Okeyode : Google Scholar: Stand on the shoulders of giants

Philippe Janvier : Google Scholar - Mémoires de fin d'année :) "We at Google have benefited much from academic research. This is one of the ways in which we are giving back to the research community." [via#

Linkorama : Google Scholar - Stand on the shoulders of giants

Google Desktop Search

116 month ago

Jason Shellen : Google Desktop Search - Google your own computer. #

Andy Baio : Google announce Desktop Search! - a huge announcement, many details in Rael Dornfest's overview [via]  [via]

jkottke : Google launches beta of Desktop Search - Windows only...hopefully Mac support is on the way?

Paul Hammond : Google Desktop Search Download - Search your own computer.

Rod Begbie : Google Desktop Search - Woo! Yeah! Rawk! etc. Index yer PC with Google. [via#

Matthew M. Boedicker : Google Desktop beta indexes the contents of your computer

Philippe Janvier : Google Desktop Search - Google is everywhere ! [via#

Anne van Kesteren : Google Desktop Search Download - Neat! [via#

jimray : Google Desktop Search Download - Now indexes PDF, music, image, video files and Mozilla based apps. Also has a plug-in architecture. Well done!

GmailFS, badass Gmail hack

117 month ago

Andy Baio : GmailFS, badass Gmail hack - mountable Linux filesystem using Gmail for storage [via]  [via]

deusx : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem - "GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium." Scary, but inevitable.

Erik Benson : Haven't tried this Gmail File System thing out yet but looks interesting - I wonder if this gets popular whether Google will make this easier or more difficult to do.

Rod Begbie : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem - Use your 1Gb of Gmail storage as a unix-mountable file system. A fast-track to getting your account closed, I'm sure, but it's genius regardless. [via#

jkottke : GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium - This is beyond cool. (Comment on this)

Simon Willison : GmailFS - Python strikes again: FUSE + libgmail = Gmail Filesystem

François Nonnenmacher : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem - GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium

Kayode Okeyode : GmailFS provides a mountable Linux filesystem which uses your Gmail account as its storage medium

Adam Gessaman : GmailFS - Gmail Filesystem

Anil gets in the Nigritude Ultramarine game

120 month ago

Andy Baio : Anil gets in the Nigritude Ultramarine game - the contest has revealed the deepest secrets of the SEO scumbags

anildash : Nigritude Ultramarine - in which Anil whores himself out for an iPod

jkottke : Nigritude Ultramarine

Steve Cook : Nigritude Ultramarine - Anil Dash wants an iPod real bad, and somewhere the ghost of Bernard Shaw is prepared to offer him tuppence and haggle over the price.

Isofarro : Nigritude Ultramarine - I'd rather Anil Dash win an IPod than a blog spammer

deusx : Nigritude Ultramarine - "Do me a favor: Link to this post with the phrase Nigritude Ultramarine."

Adam Gessaman : Nigritude Ultramarine - /me is a horrible follower.

dionidium : Nigritude Ultramarine - Helping Anil Dash win the DarkBlue, Search Guild SEO contest.

Ethan Marcotte : Nigritude Ultramarine - I really don't have enough ultramarine in my life.

kristine : Nigritude Ultramarine - Nigritude Ultramarine. Why? for the ever-cool Anil and his quest to get an ipod. :) #

Tom Coates : For Anil and because SEO by spamming is just plain wrong: Nigritude Ultramarine

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