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Fishing for Information? Try Better Bait
August 22, 2003 5:18 AM   Subscribe

Fishing for Information? Try Better Bait. [NYT] It's nice to see the NY Times take a stab at helping normal folk become better at searching the web. They point to Gary Price's resourceshelf.com, Greg R. Notess's searchengineshowdown.com and Danny Sullivan's searchenginewatch.com and Tara Calishain's researchbuzz.com.
It's just nice to see a story that's not All About Google for a change. Somewhat related articles: One over at O'Reilly On How To Build Your Own, and one at CNET on Nutch, an open-source web search engine.
Anyone have any favorite search engine tricks to share?
posted by Blake (3 comments total)

 
First one that springs to mind: altavista still let you do 'NEAR':

metafilter pancakes - 967 results
metafilter NEAR pancakes - 19 results
posted by humuhumu at 5:33 AM on August 22, 2003


Yeesh, I should read the damn articles properly before posting. The NEAR thing is right there, halfway down... *very embarrassed*
posted by humuhumu at 5:36 AM on August 22, 2003


For anyone serious about finding *anything* on the web, there's Fravia’s Searchlores. Don't be put off by the site layout - the site itself teaches you how to seek.
posted by vers at 4:44 PM on August 22, 2003


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