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, Greg R. Notess's and Danny Sullivan's and Tara Calishain's
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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