|Updated: 11/25/2005; 12:02:27 AM.
|XML and software
XML, web and software in general, with notes on Radio Userland resources
Thursday, March 18, 2004
Google Search: superfund near East Palo Alto, CA 94303
: Here's an interesting example of Google's new local search. Instead of searching for hotels near my house, I asked for "superfund" (as in toxic waste sites). Its top 10 results includes 4 toxic sites, 3 city agencies, 2 consulting firms that advise about superfund issues, and one newspaper. The newspaper link is an odd one: it points to a page where an environmental advocacy group asks people to write letters to the newspaper! Changing the query to "superfund site" adds a company that sold software to a superfund-related company. I also looked for "USAID
" as a way to find local people in international development, and got a similar mix with a few interesting bits and some odd ones. Google calls it a beta version; it's US only. It'll be interesting to see if it improves. 11:15:29 PM
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