Snap.com Adopts New Interface

ClickZ has details of Snap.com’s relaunch and interface changes.

RSS Micro Search on the Radar

Rubel uncovers RSS Micro, a new search engine for RSS feeds.

RSS Micro has a couple of features that differentiate it from others. First, I like how it integrates news and blogs together. RSS Micro also shows you searches related to the one you entered. It will also soon give you the ability to subscribe to a blog or news feed from inside a search. The site also retains your search history, but through cookies not user registration.

One downside. Using Ajax means I can’t bookmark individual searches as they all have the same URL (ie. rssmicro.com).

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A Closer Look at The Huffington Post

Doesn’t matter which blogs are your favorite reads, you’ve most likely read, or at least heard-of, The Huffington Post.

The NYT looks at how Arianna Huffington has built an empire based on two fundamentals:

1. Hire 700 bloggers and let them have at it.
2. Attack the Bush administration.

MySpace Accounts for 8% of Google’s Traffic

Someone – preferrably Google – needs to chat to News Corp about acquiring/partnering with MySpace pretty darn quick, as Hitwise reports the site accounts for 8.2% of Google’s inbound traffic.

Via Battelle.

P.S. Anyone else freaked out by John’s favicon? John, quit staring at me! :-)

FT.com Listening to Bloggers

Nice to see that not only does FT.com have its finger on the pulse of blogging, but they have a sense of humor and they link to bloggers.

Very cool!

Blog Spam at its Finest

Want to know how NOT to blog?

Take a look at BuzzKutzz.com (no link for you) and gasp at the long list of blogs they have listed in the right-hand menu. Then take a look at each post, looks like they’re mostly stealing other’s content.

Ryan Bowman, we thank you for adding so quality content to the web.

Yahoo Answers’ Success Leads to Integration

According to the Yahoo Search blog, the recently launched Yahoo Answers has now posted its 10 millionth answer.

As a result, Yahoo will start integrating Yahoo Answers with core search results.

It’s interesting to see where each search engine is placing its bets on the future of search.

Yahoo – Tagging – del.icio.us and My Yahoo; Humans – Yahoo Answers
Google – Social search – Google Co-op
Ask – Technology – Zoom in/Zoom out
MSN – ??? – just trying to catch-up at this stage. ;-)