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Cristiano Ronaldo Honored With Hideous Bust That May Be Imbued With Dark Magic

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The eyes! For the love of god, do not look into the eyes!

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Saved searches make it easy to create custom feeds

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You can now save a search as a saved search feed. This works for individual sites, folders, All Site Stories, saved stories, and blurblogs.

Saved searches are great for creating custom feeds with just the stories you want. Think of these new feeds as spotlights on parts of a folder or feed, ways to keep track of stories that share a theme across different sites.

Or use saved searches to keep a single tag together for handy reference.

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hooges
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This is actually pretty genius. One of those features I never thought about, but see a million uses for it.
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spiffylogic
57 days ago
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Another "you didn't you needed this feature but now you can't possibly live without it" from Samuel Clay... bravo!
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ejp1082
58 days ago
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This is super nice. But what would be *really* awesome is if I could filter saved searches to only display unread items and maybe get a count of them, so that they behave more like real feeds. Any chance of that happening?
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samuel
58 days ago
That's a hard one. Of course it's possible, but that would take time to build. So people need to vote it up on the feedback forum.
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What would be really cool as well would be to be able to create searches that /remove/ items, similar to a Google search using the -term. So, for instance, if I follow the "Strong Towns" blog but I am not interested in the #strongesttowns series, I could save a "-#strongesttowns" search.
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gazuga
58 days ago
Seconded! I currently use Training on main feeds to filter out tags or individual words within post titles that won't interest me, but that's not as powerful as what you're suggesting.
koranteng
59 days ago
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Nice

Dmoz Directory to shut down on March 14, 2017

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Dmoz, one of the longest standing, human curated, directories on the Internet will be shut down for good on March 14, 2017.

Directories played a huge part in the early days of the Internet, especially if they were curated by companies or volunteers.

There were several reasons for that. First, because search engines were not all that good in the days. Dmoz dates back to a time were Google did not exist yet, and Netscape fought it out against the dominating Internet Explorer browser. Yes, Opera was there to.

It was a lot easier to use directories to find websites of interest, than to use a search engine.

Second, webmasters used directories as a way to promote their sites. While there was a lot of abuse, especially when it came to automated directories that accepted any site, getting listed in a curated directory such as Dmoz or the Yahoo Directory.

Links on those directories not only guaranteed a steady flow of visitors, but also a strong backlink which added weight to the site in search engines.

Dmoz shutting down

dmoz shut down

The announcement does not highlight why Dmoz is shutting down, only that it is the case.

Dmoz is owned by AOL, and the decision to shut down the site must have certainly come from AOL. While it is unclear why, costs of running and maintaining the site may have played a role next to Dmoz losing more and more relevancy on the Internet as a resource.

The site will be taken down on March 14, 2017 and there is no indication that the directory will live on elsewhere. While you may be able to access its content on the Wayback Machine website, that only remains an option if AOL does not add a no robots tag to the site's index after shutting down Dmoz.

The Dmoz directory outlived Yahoo's Directory for almost three years. While there are still plenty of directories around, none that I know of that has the name or popularity of Dmoz or Yahoo Directory.

It is interesting to note that Dmoz won't vanish completely overnight. The NOODP meta tag is used by Internet sites to indicate to search engines that search engines should not use the descriptions by Dmoz if available, but the site's own. These tags won't do anything anymore after March 14, 2017, and it is recommended to remove them from sites after that date because of that.

Now You: Do you use directories on today's Internet?

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hooges
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Used this a lot back in the day...
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Definitely not lazy

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been there
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Cthulhux
87 days ago
Every day.
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85 days ago
Ctrl + r

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

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Let’s Get Self-Destructive

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rings

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no one ever saw the spooky longhaired girl again. thanks technology

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