- Blekko - Daniel has a Blekko preview from the beta. See also Michael Arrington's post on SE Land. From Daniel's post:
Rather, they are a way for users to “spin” their search results using a variety of filters. For example, [climate /liberal] and [climate /conservative] return very different results, because they are restricted to different sets of sites... In addition to providing a set of curated slashtags, Blekko allows users to define their own slashtags by specifying the sets of sites to be included.This is a very primitive means of creating mini vertical search engines. My first instinct is that slashtags remind me of Rollyo where you can "roll your own" by restricting search to a group of websites.
- I Hate Your Paper - an article by New Scientist that looks look at how the reviewing process is broken and some ways that journals are exploring possible reforms. (thank Hany)
- A historical perspective on the evolution of Silicon Valley by Russell Jurney
- An in case you've been living under a rock, the P != NP proof attempt by HP labs, see #pnp.