Site Seer -- Adds Sites to Your Bookmark List
It's so easy,
it feels like you're cheating. Site
Seer. It saves search time and offers sites you may never have
is a bot type thing that finds sites it thinks are compatible with
what you're interested in.
your organized bookmarks to its site. It uses a type of "cooperative
agent" technology to discover surfers who share your same interests.
Once located, SiteSeer facilitates your sharing each other's site
discoveries! It returns loads of new URLs you can add to your bookmark
of your bookmarks and the "cooperative agent" technology take a
while. The results can be phenomenal. However, it only really works
if you organize your bookmarks into logical folders that the bot
understands. If you get a listing that says the bot can't find anything,
try reorganizing the bookmarks into subfolders that are more coherent
there's no way to download the sites they recommend, other than
cutting and pasting to your original bookmarks.
The big question
we have, is whose information are they using?
It's still hard if people don't want to be found. Chat and discussion
forums and email lists related to a particular profession, can be
good, as we've said before. Yet, there is an amazing array of discussion
forums that have absolutely no postings and there are others that
have been closed due to "abuses" of one sort or another. And several
of the real time chat forums have nobody in them.
that though, there are some niches that are inhabited. A few are
Global Net is a site where RF engineers look for the latest
RF information and hang out with one another.
Interactive Chat hosts several moderated discussions with
experts in the international trade arena
Place hosts online threaded discussions of interest to professionals
in the oil and petroleum industry.
Certified Professional is a real time chat that people visit,
but the few times we were there, no one said anything.
it takes more time, energy, and reading, we still prefer the email
lists. To find some good professional ones, check out:
University of Alberta, Canada , although broadly aimed toward
the academic sector, it provides interesting links to professional
discussion group by subject.
Listing from the Directory of Professional and Scholarly discussion
groups -- includes 68 subjects ranging from computer security
to geology to demography. Worth exploring, but it takes a bit
of work since none of the actual discussion groups are summarized;
only the name is given.