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Simplification
We have been discussing internally the value of some of the different prototypes we've published on Waypath and have decided to take Related Stuff offline. The marketplace for content/ad matching tools seems to be pretty well served by now. Although...
10:38:39 June 2, 2005, Thursday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
Still here, again
Dear loyal reader, It's time for another one of my sheepish proclamations that, despite the fact that we've been ignoring you for weeks and the complete lack of updates to the blog on our progress, Martin and I are, in...
16:23:21 February 24, 2005, Thursday (PST) Source: Waypath Weblog
Textpattern Plugin for Waypath
We are delighted to announce a new additon the Waypath plugin family. Steve Babineau has ported the plugin to Textpattern (works with version 1.0 and higher). This plugin automatically inserts links and excerpts from related posts (from the entire blogosphere,...
14:56:45 February 24, 2005, Thursday (PST) Source: Waypath Weblog
Include or exclude blogs from RSS search results
This announcement is for users of Waypath's RSS search feeds. You know who you are. If you're not of them, you can become one by simply clicking on the "newest" or "best" RSS results link on any search results page...
16:24:27 December 30, 2004, Thursday (PST) Source: Waypath Weblog
Plugins Working Again
Some changes we made yesterday inadvertently took our plugin server offline. It's back up and all plugins should be working again. Thanks for your patience....
12:14:49 December 29, 2004, Wednesday (PST) Source: Waypath Weblog
Site Redesign In Progress
Two major changes on the site today. First, we've released into the wild an application of Topic Streams we've been playing with that track discussions of events in the news. Unlike applications that rely on actual links to news articles,...
11:49:32 December 27, 2004, Monday (PST) Source: Waypath Weblog
<a href="http://underscorebleach.net/content/jotsheet/">jotsheet</a> on the Waypath ...
(<a href="http://underscorebleach.net/content/jotsheet/">jotsheet</a> on the Waypath Related Content Plugin)
jotsheet has posted some excellent tips for getting the most out of the Waypath Related Content Plugin. It's really great stuff and highly recommended reading, especially for MT users. The plugin is also available for WordPress (and other PHP-based blogs)...
14:56:09 December 16, 2004, Thursday (PST) Source: Waypath Weblog
Hey, more Topic Streams
Several new ones in the past 24 hours, for your information-consuming pleasure: Upcoming US holiday, Thanksgiving Asbestos-induced cancer, Mesothelioma Is anyone neutral on the subject of Hilary Clinton? Retail giant Best Buy Former Sex and the City Actress, Sarah Jessica...
11:30:55 November 19, 2004, Friday (PST) Source: Waypath Weblog
Digital Video Topic Streams
Two new Topic Streams today, both collecting blog posts on growing trends in digital video: The Blu-ray Topic Stream is sparse now, but will continue to grow as this next-generation storage format catches on. If you're curious, you can learn...
18:15:46 November 11, 2004, Thursday (PST) Source: Waypath Weblog
Latest Topic Streams
In addition to our ever-changing roster of Topic Streams tracking current topics, we're also adding to our selection of Topic Streams on ever-popular topics. New Topic Streams today: Politics Section Oil Society Section Human Evolution Sports Section North American Baseball...
21:35:12 November 10, 2004, Wednesday (PST) Source: Waypath Weblog
New Topic Streams for Election Day
Just in time for the big day tomorrow, we've added several new Topic Streams to help you get one last dose of the great election blogging we've seen this year. One of the most active subjects over the last day...
16:36:23 November 1, 2004, Monday (PST) Source: Waypath Weblog
NEW Topic Stream: The Presidential Debates
There's a lot of buzz in blogs about the presidential debates (duh). To help you sift through all of that, we've added a Topic Stream just for debate-related posts. As in all of our Topic Streams, we're not just showing...
17:25:38 October 8, 2004, Friday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
Instant Access to Bloggers' Reactions to Any Story
Introducing the Waypath It! Bookmarklet. Think of it as a wormhole into the Blogosphere. It takes you to contextual search results from any web page with a single click. For example, here's a CNN story about the tragic hotel bombings...
10:47:57 October 8, 2004, Friday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
Binary Feng Shui
The other day, I cracked under the pressure of keeping our servers from exploding under growing load. I just want to report that I'm feeling much better now, thank you. Martin and I did another service shuffle, moving backend services...
11:16:38 September 10, 2004, Friday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
blender: so much for stealth mode
Martin and I have been working on a new toolset that leverages Nav4's ability to drive precise contextual matches, called blender, that offers RSS publishers a way to monetize their feeds by associating related products and ads with individual items....
14:43:26 September 9, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
You people are killing us!
It's happened again! We've hit another ceiling on our servers! We just can't keep up with the load! Waypath is too freaking popular! You people are killing us! If you're new to this serial: Waypath is operated as a free,...
09:52:44 September 3, 2004, Friday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
Just for Fun: The Beer Channel
Peter Caputa challenges topic aggregators to build an aggregation of topics on beer, among other things: I like where this automated directory of blog posts thing is going... But, can't you guys come up with something new to aggregate, besides...
20:41:03 August 30, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
Hey, We're a Feed Search Site (?)
It's taken me almost a full week to get around to commenting on Joseph Scott's post, Why Hasn't Anyone Figured Out How To Do Feed Searches?. I guess that says something about how we prioritize PR around here. First of...
12:47:49 August 30, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
GOP Convention Topic Stream
We've added a new Topic Stream to our lineup. The Republican National Convention 2004 Topic Stream aggregates posts (from all sides) into a rolling window of multi-voiced commentary about the GOP Convention in NYC this week. Check it out and...
12:02:56 August 29, 2004, Sunday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
Travel Topic Streams, RSS and OPML
We've been quiet for a while here at Waypath, but not lazy. We've been busy adding to our infrastructure and adding features to our new Topic Streams, announced here in July. Last week, we added two more Topic Streams, Travel...
19:59:58 August 23, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
Topic Streams
The BlogSpace is a big place, with tens of thousands of new posts every day. Even with great tools like Waypath's related-post searching, it's impossible to find all the posts that might interest you. We all rely on other bloggers...
15:12:23 July 15, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
Time for Scout
Over the past 20 months, many of you have provided valuable feedback about the quality of our data and the politeness of our crawler. All of that input gets rolled into the roadmap for Scout, our weblog crawler and post...
23:18:19 June 30, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
Advanced Search Options
Doing a self-indulgent search for sites linking to Waypath, I ran across Dan Hersam's Amidst a tangled web blog--specifically, this post, which pointed me an article, Trends in Blog Searching, by Christina K. Pikas. Pikas reviews one's options for information...
20:23:16 June 29, 2004, Tuesday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
Waypath for the Microsoft Office™ Research Pane (Beta)
Our friends at MyST Technology Partners have released a Research Service for the Microsoft Office™ Research pane that lets you search Waypath right from Word, Outlook, Excel or PowerPoint. If you haven't used the Office Research pane before, here's how...
09:17:36 June 28, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
Findory Blogory
We're not snobs here at Waypath, and we're not shy to give kudos to other amitious metablog projects when we find them: Findory recently launched Findory Blogory, a personalized weblog aggregator that learns about your interests as you read articles...
12:46:27 June 15, 2004, Tuesday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
Blog 23
Waypath is where the heart is, but it's only part of the overall Think Tank 23 picture. Rather than take the Waypath weblog off topic, we've launched a second blog, Blog 23, as a soapbox for our less Waypathic notions....
08:55:33 June 10, 2004, Thursday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
Waypath Plugin for Drupal
Benjamin Grant, author of lineofsight, has developed a plugin to the Waypath API for Drupal. The plugin lets you embed Waypath's contextual navigation results into your Drupal weblog, displaying links to related weblog posts from around the blogosphere. Benjamin's plugin...
10:56:54 June 7, 2004, Monday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
Still Plugging Away
If you're a regular reader of this weblog...well, then you must live in an alternate reality. By now, you've picked up that Martin and I are not big talkers. We don't hype, we don't promote, we don't sell you on...
11:02:42 May 12, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
My apologies to the fine folk at InnoDB
I was quick to blame InnoDB for our database troubles. (Well, not really quick--it took me half a day to get that far.) But, as it turns out, I was out of line. The disk on which the data is...
09:25:09 April 30, 2004, Friday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog
InnoDB! Aaarrggh!
Crawling has stopped! Expect delays in the freshness of results for your searches. Blame InnoDB....
08:22:32 April 28, 2004, Wednesday (PDT) Source: Waypath Weblog