Type 3: Letters to Some Other Editor:
“I wish David all the luck in the world as he chases his dream to become an NFL player. Kyle Arrington the Hofstra cornerback in the photo with David is also chasing the NFL . It’s great to see them both share a moment in time. Maybe they will meet again in a year or two at the ‘next level’…….”
“I think that banning Pit Bulls is probably a good idea . A better idea is to mandate that All Pit Bulls currently in the state be spayed or neutered. In my search for a dog to adopt I have noticed that most rescues and shelters are full of pit bulls and pit bull crosses. The aggressive nature of the breed carries over in the outbreeding of these dogs as well.”
“Senator REED your killing our kids in Iraq, shut up!”
Yesterday’s post was about using unusual search terms and tactics as a way to find interesting things you’d likely never see otherwise.
News blogger and Daylife fan Matt Moore has run with the idea, and found more terms designed to surface interesting stories. Apparently, words like “oops” and “mistake” turn up some goodies. “Negative” does as well (and they’re not all negative, though this one is just a bit heartbreaking).
Sure, you can search for someone by name, or search on a location, or an event, or something similarly mundane. You know, like they do in nursing homes.
OR you can search by NUMBER.
Let me explain…
Actually, what I’m talking about is a trick for searching headlines on Daylife. It works with ANY term, though we’ll focus on numbers for now (as you’ll see, they give interesting, semi-random results). For an example, we’ll need some set of numbers. Say, those of the Valenzetti Equation, known to many, many frustrated Lost viewers as ‘The Numbers.’ (If you haven’t yet heard, here’s what they mean. Sort of.)
How it works:
Just type “title:[search term]” – with or without the quotation marks – and you’ll see only results that include the term you put after the colon. So:
…will bring back ONLY stories with those numbers in their headlines. And it makes for some fun, mixed-nut results.
Numbers are fun axis points when you want to see a batch of odds and ends, but this trick also works when you want to get specific. Again, it’s really just a way to search headlines, and the stories they, uh, headline. It works with any term, for instance:
title:Lost AND title:ABC
…brings back only stories about ABC’s “Lost.” (The good news: it WILL have an ending.)
That last example is a way to search for multiple terms in the *headline* of a story, but if you want to search for, say, a headline with “Lost” on an article that contains “ABC,” you’d format the search term like so:
It’s a handy trick. Play around with it, and if you come up with an especially good search string, post it in the comments.
ALSO: there are party pics of the pretty, pretty Lost cast over in Red Carpet.