Tags: search

rel=search on Flickr

Here’s a nice little UI addition to Chrome. When you focus on the URL bar, if the current site has site-specific search discoverable via rel=”search”, then you get a greyed-out hint to press tab so you can start searching the site.

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WarGames Magazine Identified By Michael Walden

Now this is what I call research:

Through the use of my knowledge of computer magazines, my sharp eyes, and other technical knowledge, I have overcome the limited amount of information available in the video content of WarGames and with complete certainty identified the exact name and issue number of the magazine read on screen by David L. Lightman in WarGames.

Google Poetics

The accidental beauty in Google’s autosuggest algorithm.

Search in a Giphy

A search engine for animated gifs. Oh, yes.

Actual Facebook Graph Searches

Another Tom Scott project:

I had to take one more quick, cheap shot — and I think a Tumblr blog is the quickest, cheapest shot it’s possible to take.

oldtweets - Laughing Meme

Kellan explains the tech behind Old Tweets …and also the thinking behind it:

I think our history is what makes us human, and the push to ephemerality and disposability “as a feature” is misguided. And a key piece of our personal histories is becoming “the story we want to remember”, aka what we’ve shared.

oldtweets

A public service from Kellan: the ability to search through your oldest tweets.

Search by Image, Recursively, Transparent PNG, #1 on Vimeo

2951 images at 12 frames per second. Each image is the “related image” of the image before according to Google image search. The first image is simply a transparent PNG.

InstaCSS | Instant CSS Documentation Search

A fantastically useful resource! Don’t let the name fool you: this provides instant access to documentation for CSS and HTML and JavaScript!

Put this one on speed dial.

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: GET, POST, and safely surfacing more of the web

This move by Google to start executing some POST requests makes me very uneasy: the web is agreement and part of that agreement is that POST requests are initiated by the user.

Authentical: Random factoids I’ve encountered in authentication user research so far

Dana has put together an excellent grab-bag of data on people’s password habits.

Times Higher Education - Memory failure detected

A worrying report on the state of digital preservation and the web, specifically in the UK. Welcome to the memory hole.

Open science: a future shaped by shared experience | Education | The Observer

A nice summation of the open science movement, courtesy of Bobbie.

The ‘Science’ of Good Design: A Dangerous Idea - Ben McAllister - Life - The Atlantic

The perils of “scientism” in design. Reading this reminded me of Google’s forty shades of blue.

Experience Is What We Make It | UX Magazine

The Riegers are like emissaries from Planet Smart and we mere mortals are fortunate that they take the time to give us great articles like this.

finding baby sciences and new moons (17 Mar., 2011, at Interconnected)

Matt casts around for new areas of scientific research.

mezzoblue § Serendipity

The web demonstrates its loosely-joined nature yet again; a photo of mine from a science hack/design fiction exhibit results in Dave discovering his family crest.

Google LatLong: Finding Places on the Web: Rich Snippets for Local Search

If you aren't already marking up addresses in hCard, you really, really, really should start.

Findings - People Share News Online That Inspires Awe, Researchers Find - NYTimes.com

Network data fills me with awe. And now I'm sharing this because I like its positive message.

FT.com / Weekend columnists / Tim Harford - Given the choice, how much choice would you like?

Finally, some debunking of the "paradox of choice" oversimplification.

Snap Bird - re-finding the ones that got away

A very handy way of searching a Twitter user's timeline, courtesy of Remy.

Service Design Tools | Communication methods supporting design processes

A nice collection of design tools and methodologies.

The Musical Cliché Figure Signifying The Far East: Whence, Wherefore, Whither?

A fascinating account of the origins of a musical cliché.

Google Quick Search Box

A Quicksilver rival from Google.

New Statesman - Obscenity trial?

In the course of defending a porn site owner, a defense attorney has come up with an interesting way of trying to define "community standards" ...using Google search stats.

Web Use Project: Papers

A wonderful source of data on user behaviour and perceived skill levels online.

Yahoo! Search Blog: The Yahoo! Search Open Ecosystem

Yahoo is now actively indexing microformats. You are now permitted to throw your hat into the air and cry "Hurrah!"

Empty Links and Screen Readers » Yahoo! User Interface Blog

Excellent research into how screen readers respond to empty links (i.e. A elements with no text between the opening and closing tags).

Main Page - AskWiki

A natural language interface onto Wikipedia. More of this kind of thing, please.

Google

What would happen if Google tried to apply SEO techniques to itself?

adaptive path » blog » Charmr Project

Charmr is a design concept for diabetes management devices proposed by Adaptive Path following a process of research and iteration.

Upcoming Suggestion Board

Search on Upcoming is borked. Here's my explanation why. I criticize because I care.

The microformats process

John Allsopp has created this flowchart of the research and development involved in the creation of a new microformat. It looks kind of like the workflow of any good iterative development.

Google SOAP Search API

Users of the Google API take note: you're okay, but anyone else who wants to put Google search on their site is screwed.

dog or higher: Why blogging as we know it is over

Not if John keeps writing posts as good as this is, it's not.

Technorati Kitchen: Microformats Search

This is still experimental, but Technorati now allow you to search for snippets of content that has been marked up with microformats. My egosearching returns suitably satisfying results.

BBC NEWS | Health | Sex 'cuts public speaking stress'

This is exactly the kind of timely research I need before next week's Ajax workshop.

Conversation with Five Teenagers

Talking with the youth of today about how they spend their time online.

Stop & Search form for a photographer in Brighton

He took a picture of a building. Note the tick next to terrorism.

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delimport - Spotlight Plugins

This excellent little plug-in allows you to search your Del.icio.us links from Spotlight.

EBA: Web ComboBox V3 - AJAX - Fuzzy Search Autocompletion - LiveSearch

Yet another Ajax implementation, but this one is making some bold claims regarding accesibility. I must investigate further.

Ben Hammersley: Second Sight

In the Guardian: Yahoo is the new Google. Google is the new Yahoo.