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From Erik Hatcher <e...@ehatchersolutions.com>
Subject Re: See Lucene in action at Furl...
Date Mon, 26 Jan 2004 19:19:59 GMT

On Jan 26, 2004, at 1:42 PM, Doug Cutting wrote:
> This is cool.  Should we put it on the "Powered By Lucene" page?

I've gone ahead and added this to CVS.  If, for some reason, you don't 
want this listed on Lucene's powered by page, just let me know and I'll 
take it off.  (I've not been the one responsible for updating the live 
site, though, so it may be some time before it appears live)

	Erik

>
> Doug
>
> Michael Giles wrote:
>> Furl - http://www.furl.net
>> 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 (http://www.furl.net) 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 (http://www.furl.net/members/mgiles) for 
>> things like "lucene", "genetics", "whales", whatever.
>> It certainly wouldn't have been possible without Lucene.  Enjoy!
>> -Mike
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