- a web service that stores the results in a database
- determine if the 'filter bubble' exists, and
- analyze the data and make useful observations, like showing people results they didn't see
- open the filter bubble experiment we conducted on the mailing list to a much larger userbase
- potentially thousands of people could install the filterbubblet bookmarklet and send their results
- Is it possible to reliably extract Google search results from the result HTML?
- Yes, or so it appears. The list of links is always in an ordered list with an element ID of "rso". Individual links appear to all be of class "tl". Drew 12:40, 8 June 2011 (MDT)
- Even easier than that. The <a> is always of class "l" so the following code will dump, in order, the list of google search results (assumes use of Firebug plugin for Firefox).
- Now how do I get data out of the browser to the webs? Drew 14:19, 8 June 2011 (MDT)
- Ok, so jQuery must be able to do this. 'cause , ya know, AJAX. But how exactly? Drew 14:35, 8 June 2011 (MDT)
- Geographic coordination
- Web service could use GeoIP to guess user location, associate results with that location
- jQuery Bookmarklet Generator
- How to Create a jQuery Bookmarklet
- Same origin policy Workarounds - we'll need to use one of these techniques to send results to the database
- Using Sinatra with Bundler to Deploy on Heroku - possible web service/database starting point (Heroku is free, and Sinatra is comparitively easy)