Google blog search stopped auto-prefixing urls with the “link:” operator when you enter them in the search box. A search for something starting with http:// or looking like a domain name, used to be converted automatically in a search for backlinks (for a specific post, or for links pointing urls within a domain).
Archive for August, 2006
I’ve updated my list of direct link feeds for Digg. Note: I used this WordPress plugin that inserts a “Digg this” button automatically as soon as your story gets dug (and you get an incoming referral click).
If you’re a Digg fan, you might also want to check these 2 Digg tools collections and the Digg blog:
Is it fair use to extract images and their captions from an online newspaper and republish it? Some considerations that come into play: (more…)
Cartoon RSS feeds help to keep up to date with current affairs – and let you smile at the same time.
I’m a fan of the Dutch Fokke and Sukke, a daily cartoon in NRC Handelsblad. They don’t have a feed but somebody called Jarno Peschier at caesar.nl scripted this unofficial feed. It has 290 Bloglines subscribers, I assume that the total number of subscribers (Bloglines having about 1/3d of the market) hovers around one thousand. So I decided to screenscrape De Standaard and script an RSS feed for their daily Zaza cartoon* (more…)