full text search for blogs

David Sifry has written a full text search of blogs at Technorati. All matching text posted two hours ago or more will be shown from over 300,000 blogs. It’s pretty slick to be able to search a post you made on the same day you made it. (via boing boing)


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  1. That’s pretty cool. I think it would be helpful when you’ve read something and can’t remember who’s blog it was in, too.

    Comment by Renee on June 10, 2003 @ 9:54 am
  2. That has happened to me several times. I’ll remember reading something, but I can’t remember where I read it.

    In the past, I’ve had to retrace my steps through the list of blogs and if it was several days before I often can’t find it. I wonder how long the archived posts will show up in results.

    Comment by dan on June 10, 2003 @ 10:00 am
  3. Over a year ago, I did a report on Lucene, a java based text search engine, including successfully implementing it on my system at home (which I’ve since nuked). Here’s the URL if anyone is interested. I found it a pretty fast indexer and have thought about setting it up on my site to search entries. ‘Twood be quite useful I think, but I never want to take the time to do it.

    Comment by Cameron on June 10, 2003 @ 10:27 am
  4. I use Atomz Search for my site and I’ve been very pleased with it. There are templates to customize the look of the search results and it’s free for sites of less than 500 pages. I have to mask out the individual entries and my CD collection so it doesn’t go over the limit.

    Comment by dan on June 10, 2003 @ 2:13 pm

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