Also worth mentioning is a new site SiteCite.com that
allows you to organize web links with custom URLs. It was created by a library programmer and has
discovery tools so that bookmarks are easily retrievable. I know this might not pertain to the current
topic of this thread, but after reading the initial inquiry I thought I'd
mention this as it's the new alternative to del.icio.us.
> Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 09:16:18 -0400
> From: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] Bookmarking web links - authoritativeness or focused searching
> To: [log in to unmask]
> On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 7:56 AM, Tim Cornwell <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > 41,000 sites and 21 million pages (http://www.ablegrape.com/en/about.html) is a lot of
> > vetting.
> > Authoratative vetting of a large volume of resources is a hard problem. I haven't seen
> > any good solutions, but am leaning toward crowd-sourcing with an authoratative crowd. :-)
> > Do you have any additional information on how AbleGrape vets these?
> I can only guess, but I would think it's probably a combination of
> automatic and manual vetting: crawl the links from known "good sites",
> filter out bad sites, filter out off-topic sites, manually add
> newly-discovered sites not already in the index, manually remove
> inappropriate sites that somehow made it into the index, adjust the
> algorithms, try to build a user community and solicit feedback. (I
> once reported inappropriate results coming from a wine producer's
> website that had been taken over by vandals, and AbleGrape removed it
> from the index almost immediately.)
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