June 21, 2002

· Internet

Messing around with Movable Type, the software that runs this weblog, I came across this very nice hack to its capabilities. Movable Type is able to talk to Google, using the Google API. This little hack has each log entry automatically run a search on Google for the terms in the item title—- in this case, “Google API/Movable Type Hack”. The results are then automatically stuck into the bottom of the log entry. As long as you use reasonably informative headlines, you get five relevant links dynamically generated at the bottom of the entry.

I feel there are two kinds of people in the world: the ones who fail to see the point/could care less about this sort of thing, and the ones who think it’s a very cool. Looks like I’m in the latter category.

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I am Associate Professor of Sociology at Duke University. I’m affiliated with the Kenan Institute for Ethics, the Markets and Management Studies program, and the Duke Network Analysis Center.



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