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Usability Views

Usability Views (via Zeldman) lists articles from a number of Usability related sites in a variety of different ways, including order-by-most-popular. Popularity appears to be judged by the number of links to that article around the web—I doubt the site is indexing the whole web so could this be another (very clever) application of the Google Web API? Grabbing the number of results for a Google link: query should be easy enough, and would be a great way of judging the popularity of external content. Here’s hoping Usability Views adds a “how this works” page in the near future to satisfy my inner geek.

This is Usability Views by Simon Willison, posted on 16th November 2002.

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