Here we list sites in the visible federation that have been changed in a recent six hour period. Click » to add these to your neighborhood.
The search appears to do a full text index search on pages and takes > 10 seconds to conduct.
ALL WORDS INPUT
Search the visible federation for pages matching all words entered. Case doesn't matter but spelling does.
It's taken me a while to get used to The federated social network Mastodon, where the Local Timeline is all of the people I have connected to, and the Federated Timeline in those people + one degree further. Thus, local in my "neighborhood" and federated is beyond.
# From Ward
Google searches wherever it wants, including some part of the federation. David has just shown us a way to get google to focus on sites that he has found to be interesting but not too techy.
My search looks at the "visible" federation meaning all those sites I have seen following forks, references and rosters from fed.wiki.org. I've been watching since Sept 2015 and have 1600 sites in my index.
The Search plugin consults my index though it could be reconfigured to search any other index that supported the "match" api.
David's recent study has shown that I have yet to index maybe 40 of the sites he is aware of. The the wiki page footer search link constructs a variety of Search plugin queries one might find useful like "who links here?" and now, as of today, "who else has this page by title?"
The web page search looks at all of the sitemap info (title and synopsis) for all of the sites in the browsing neighborhood. This is often 100s or 1000s of pages. The browser offers a search command too which will search the full text of the pages in the current lineup.
# To do
1. It would be nice if sites that do not exist anymore, or otherwise cannot be reached would be listed in a hidden or linked to section of the displayed search results. 1. Speed. let's see how we can Speed up search results 1. Document clearly how we can search the federation.
# See also