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Re: [ba-ohs-talk] mockup of a backlink tool

Really nice!
Jack    (01)

At 12:18 PM 2/23/2002 -0800, you wrote:
>I extracted some backlinks from this mailing list's backlink database to
>put together a proof-of-concept mockup of a tool that might use the
>backlink database:
>   http://www.eekim.com/software/tpvortex/backlinkdemo.html
>Except for the form in the upper right, this is a working demo.  The left
>pane shows the URL you are viewing.  The upper right pane lists all of the
>backlinks to that URL.  If you click on one of those backlinks, the
>document linking to the URL is displayed in the lower right pane.  This
>demo looks okay on 1024x768, and not so great on 800x600.
>As a sidenote, look closely at the dates of the backlinks.  This
>particular URL was mentioned in two separate threads on ba-ohs-talk: first
>by Jack on November 22, and second by me three weeks later!  Shame on me,
>right?!  The backlink data serves as a measure of the group's collective
>memory (which in this particular case, was poor).
>One of these days, as an experiment, I'm going to run mhpurple on the
>unrev-ii archives (which spans two years worth of discussions) to see how
>often the same URL was sent to the list as if it were a new discovery.
>I'll start taking wagers right now on how often it occurred. :-)
>+=== Eugene Eric Kim ===== eekim@eekim.com ===== http://www.eekim.com/ ===+
>|       "Writer's block is a fancy term made up by whiners so they        |
>+=====  can have an excuse to drink alcohol."  --Steve Martin  ===========+    (02)