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From Doug Cutting <>
Subject Re: See Lucene in action at Furl...
Date Mon, 26 Jan 2004 18:42:42 GMT
This is cool.  Should we put it on the "Powered By Lucene" page?


Michael Giles wrote:
> Furl -
> I've been meaning to write to the list about Furl for a while as it is a 
> pretty cool use of Lucene (Otis finally connected the dots and tracked 
> me down last week).  Furl ( is basically an Internet 
> filing cabinet for useful web pages.  Or to put it in Lucene-geek terms, 
> it is a browser-based app that gives you your own Lucene index of all 
> the interesting web pages/articles you find online.
> I read all of my news online and there just isn't a good way to keep 
> track of it and then recall it at a later date (i.e. "What the heck was 
> that article I read about...?").  Bookmarks are really not built for 
> that task.  And blogs aren't either (because you can only search on your 
> comments, which I never remember).  Thus, Furl was born last spring with 
> some traits of bookmarks (i.e. single click in your browser), some 
> traits of blogs (i.e. bookmarklets, links, comments, RSS feeds), some 
> traits of Google (i.e. full-text index of web content) and a bunch of 
> its own mojo.
> I just launched it publicly last week and folks are signing up fast and 
> really enjoying it.  I think it's damn useful (i.e. one of the few 
> things I use every day) so check it out.  And if you want to play around 
> with search without signing up, you can use the demo account or search 
> my public entries ( for things like 
> "lucene", "genetics", "whales", whatever.
> It certainly wouldn't have been possible without Lucene.  Enjoy!
> -Mike
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