Make Hashtag RSS Feeds for Seven Popular Mastodon Instances With Resstodon

The Mastodon network, part of the larger Fediverse, has its own challenges when it comes to curating content and information monitoring. There isn’t a centralized location to search as there is for Twitter. Instead there are literally tens of the thousands scattered across the world. On the other hand, Mastodon has two big advantages over Twitter: 1) It’s open and offers RSS feeds of instance … Continue reading Make Hashtag RSS Feeds for Seven Popular Mastodon Instances With Resstodon

Explore Wikipedia Pages By Popularity With Category Cheat Sheet

If you need to research a topic, Wikipedia is a great place to start. But depending what you’re trying to discover, you might quickly find yourself overwhelmed. What happens when you want to learn about Japanese painters and find yourself confronted with a Wikipedia category that lists 189 of them? Where do you start? That’s what Category Cheat Sheet is for. It takes a Wikipedia … Continue reading Explore Wikipedia Pages By Popularity With Category Cheat Sheet

Search .Edu Web Spaces Near a Birthplace With Backyard Scholarship

Have you noticed that universities sometimes focus their research particularly on people who were born nearby or in the state? That’s what Backyard Scholarship looks for. Enter a name and a birthplace in America, and Backyard converts the city state to a zip code and finds all higher education institutions within a 30-mile radius. It then assembles the domain names of those institutions into a … Continue reading Search .Edu Web Spaces Near a Birthplace With Backyard Scholarship

Quickly Chart Page Views With the Wikipedia Page Count Checker

Ever want to visually explore a Wikipedia page’s popularity? The Wikipedia Page Count Checker checks page counts over the span you specify and makes a quick chart. Just enter the name of the article you want to check, the date you want to start, and the number of days you want to chart, up to 30. Wikipedia Page Topic Enter starting day: Enter starting month: … Continue reading Quickly Chart Page Views With the Wikipedia Page Count Checker

Narrow Down Your Obituary Searches With Obit Magnet

Trying to find an obituary? Obit Magnet takes a name and death date and generates obituary search URLs for Google Books (newspapers only), Newspapers.com, NewspaperArchive.com, and Chronicling America. Enter the name of the person you’re searching and the day, month, and year of their death. Obit Magnet will generate news searches for a span of 7 days and 15 days after death. The resources that … Continue reading Narrow Down Your Obituary Searches With Obit Magnet