Want to help create a collaborative paleo link search engine?

Commented on November 30, 2011
Created November 30, 2011 at 3:42 PM


I had an idea about 30 minutes ago about trying to create a collaborative list of paleo related links. After searching around I found that http://historio.us seemed to be the easiest cleanest way to do it. That is compared to delicious.com, and Google bookmark lists which is closing in December 2011.

Basically historio.us creates a searchable database of bookmarked links and via a "boomarklet" (which can be added to your browser bookmarks bar) can add the current page you are on to the list. This allows a single account to be opened and a single bookmarklet to be used by everyone to add their links to the list. There is no need to login to add links.

So I have just created http://paleo.historio.us

To see all the links at once: http://paleo.historio.us/search/?all=true
I have only added some in the last 5 minutes.

If you want to be part of the project all you need to do is create a new bookmark in your browser bar, call it "Add to Paleo List" or whatever you like and then add the histori.us bookmarklet javascript as the bookmark URL:

javascript:(function () {var d=document;historious_bu='http://historio.us/';historious_key='ylemyn74';historious_src=d.getElementsByTagName('html')[0].innerHTML;hs = d.createElement('script');hs.type = 'text/javascript';hs.src = historious_bu+'media/js/bookmarklet.js?x='+(Math.random());d.body.appendChild(hs);})();

This way whenever you find a site that you want to add to the searchable database you just have to click the bookmarklet you just created and it will be added to the list. The "historious_key='ylemyn74'" in the script is how it knows which list to add the link to.

If you use Chrome you can add the official Chrome extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ofhbgdkgggdidebbnlhdkcfaegjdggii
Just go into the preferences and add "ylemyn74" as the "historio.us private API key:"

I can give certain people the account login if moderation becomes an issue later, but I can't imagine it would. I will just keep an eye out for spamming.

I think this may be useful, as it will basically become a paleo related search engine and the more links are added the greater resource it will become. At the moment it is the free account but if I pay $3.00 a month, tagging can be enabled. Whether this is that useful in light of the robust search capabilities I am not sure. I will though have to pay this once we hit 300 links (free limitation), so I will wait till then.

As links get added they will also be published to: http://twitter.com/paleolinks

Let me know what you think and please do join the project.




on November 30, 2011
at 04:07 PM

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ofhbgdkgggdidebbnlhdkcfaegjdggii is the official Chrome extension. All you need to do is go into the options and add "ylemyn74" as the "historio.us private API key:".



on November 30, 2011
at 03:58 PM

https://twitter.com/PaleoLinks which is a twitter feed of the links as they get added.

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