As you have probably noticed, there has been an upsurge of usage from Italy over the past 3-4 days. Welcome!
One of the coolest usage I’ve seen so far comes from Gat. As you can see on his blog, he’s put a “spurl it” link next to every blog entry header and even posted information to show how others can do the same.
This allows a blogger some flexibility, as it allows users e.g. to alter their blog templates so that clicking a “spurl it” link next to a entry header on the blog front page will spurl the ENTRY’s permalink, not the FRONT PAGE itself.
If you would like to do the sam, this is the code you would use:
Another idea might be to add a related spurls link to your blog, or entry – so that your readers can see the stuff that people that have spurled your blog have also spurled (i.e. related pages). Such a link might look something like this:
- <a href=”http://www.spurl.net/searchurl.php?url=%5BBLOG URL OR PERMALINK]” target=”_blank”>Related spurls</a>
In both cases the text in the brackets (including the brackets) should be replaced with the appropriate content.
If you come up with, or see other clever Spurl innovations like this, please let me know and I will try to post them to share the joy. In some cases this also gives a hint to what users like to do with Spurl and thereby affects the line of features I’m planning to implement.
I will continue to think about this and see if I’ll come up with a better solution. Suggestions welcomed.
Italian bloggers using Click to spurl:
Italian bloggers syndicating Spurl lists:
Now, if only I could read the contributions they’re making to the database 🙂
How about a way for a user to specify their default language, so Spurl knows what I speak, and for websites written in a language other than their default, provide a link to translate it using google’s translator or alta-vista’s babelfish?
This morning I quitely added a very primitive, but quite accurate automatic language detection mechanism, so instead of a page default being submitted as English, if the user does not define it, it does so only if it cannot detect the language. I haven’t done any statistical test, but my guess is that it makes the right choice about 90% of the time.
I had thought of allowing users to define defaults for language (and actually for filtering also). The direct link to translating the page is an obvious next step, but one I had not thought about. I will implement this – thanks for the tip.
hey! where’s my blog in the italian list 🙂 hehe! go on with the great work!
searchurl.php?http://blog_url/ doesn’t work 😦
Sorry – there was a mistake in the related URL. It is correct now. I forgot the “url=” bit 😦
I saw you added the possibility to delete a spurled item.
Great, and thanks again for your work !
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