It's a search party!
- I tag things I find useful on Delicious. But I rarely look back to delicious because it’s just easier to search Google, resorting to Delicious if I can’t find something that I remember tagging.
- It’s easier to search Google because not everything that I find useful is in Delicious. I don’t want to have to think about where useful things are, I just want to search for them.
I want a search engine that prioritizes things that I’ve found useful in the past. Ideally, google would let me tag things and take that into account when calculating page rank. But, in the mean time…
Let’s have a search party!
I threw together a simple search interface that pulls in results from Google, Delicious, and just for fun, GitHub. It shows primarily Google results, but then in the sidebar, it shows results from Delicious, with my bookmarks highlighted at the top, and also results from GitHub. Check it out.
And if you use Firefox, you can add it as your search provider:
The code is available on GitHub, so check it out, fork it, and make it more awesome.
I will be making a few other posts about specific things I learned when building this, including deploying sinatra apps and using jQuery to do JSON with Merb and Sinatra.