37 thoughts on “Add Microsoft Live to your blog

  1. to the commentator @4, nops, it is not a reaction to google co-op. Live Macros were launched earlier. Google co-op might have been a reaction to it.

  2. to the commentator @4, nops, it is not a reaction to google co-op. Live Macros were launched earlier. Google co-op might have been a reaction to it.

  3. Robert,

    I have not done this for wordpress yet, but if they allow any script in their templates it should work there as well.

    Check out Google Web, Maps, Video, News, and Blog Search in the context of blogger and typepad blogs.

    http://ajaxsearch.blogspot.com
    http://ajaxsearch.typepad.com

    All of the custom search engine support is fully exposed and its trivial to change the templates slightly to use your own custom search engine instead of the tabs we have on this sample blog.

    For instance, here is a blogger who has built a “Lost” (yes, the tv show) Custom Search Engine thats hosted in his blog about Lost:

    http://searchlost.blogspot.com/

    A very popular search to include on blogs is the video bar solution:
    http://www.google.com/uds/solutions/videobar/index.html

    By providing search results as Javascript objects that contain the raw properties as well as an html node, we allow people to get very creative with the results. At its heard, the videobar is a simple video search (GvideoSearch). When the results arrive, instead of drawing thumbnail, title, pubDate, etc. It lays out the thumbnails in a bar and links the thumbnail to an action that plays the video anywhere on your page that you like. Very easy to use, and obviously very easy to customize, or start with our sample code and write your own.

  4. Robert,

    I have not done this for wordpress yet, but if they allow any script in their templates it should work there as well.

    Check out Google Web, Maps, Video, News, and Blog Search in the context of blogger and typepad blogs.

    http://ajaxsearch.blogspot.com
    http://ajaxsearch.typepad.com

    All of the custom search engine support is fully exposed and its trivial to change the templates slightly to use your own custom search engine instead of the tabs we have on this sample blog.

    For instance, here is a blogger who has built a “Lost” (yes, the tv show) Custom Search Engine thats hosted in his blog about Lost:

    http://searchlost.blogspot.com/

    A very popular search to include on blogs is the video bar solution:
    http://www.google.com/uds/solutions/videobar/index.html

    By providing search results as Javascript objects that contain the raw properties as well as an html node, we allow people to get very creative with the results. At its heard, the videobar is a simple video search (GvideoSearch). When the results arrive, instead of drawing thumbnail, title, pubDate, etc. It lays out the thumbnails in a bar and links the thumbnail to an action that plays the video anywhere on your page that you like. Very easy to use, and obviously very easy to customize, or start with our sample code and write your own.

  5. The reason why WP.com doesn’t allow external javascript is because it would be trivial to read login cookies.

    Someone could embed javascript on their blog and get the accounts for any wordpress.com user who visited it.

    I like to look at it this way: no javascript means I avoid all that blogger bling that piles up and makes your site look like crap.

  6. The reason why WP.com doesn’t allow external javascript is because it would be trivial to read login cookies.

    Someone could embed javascript on their blog and get the accounts for any wordpress.com user who visited it.

    I like to look at it this way: no javascript means I avoid all that blogger bling that piles up and makes your site look like crap.

  7. Success in typepad! Brilliant addition to the blogging world. Alright maybe not brilliant but worthwhile. I followed the link in your blog, took the “advanced” trail and added the code to the “typelists” section and voila.

    Now, challenge someone to create an search bar that is intuitive enough to anticipate what I want and where to find it. Who knows, you may already have seen it.

    – Joe

  8. Success in typepad! Brilliant addition to the blogging world. Alright maybe not brilliant but worthwhile. I followed the link in your blog, took the “advanced” trail and added the code to the “typelists” section and voila.

    Now, challenge someone to create an search bar that is intuitive enough to anticipate what I want and where to find it. Who knows, you may already have seen it.

    – Joe

  9. Robert, it really is a lot like Google’s Co-op Search, which has a lot of extra tricks in it. I built a demo for you, ‘Search Scoble’s Brain’, using your Bloglines OPML file. You can see it as a widget at http://blog.snipperoo.com
    What this reinforces is that, however nice WordPress.com are to you, you really need to move away now. They don’t allow javascript, you are missing out on a huge development going on all around. Move to your own hosted copy of WordPress or to someone who is offering hosted Wordperss installs. Easy.

  10. Robert, it really is a lot like Google’s Co-op Search, which has a lot of extra tricks in it. I built a demo for you, ‘Search Scoble’s Brain’, using your Bloglines OPML file. You can see it as a widget at http://blog.snipperoo.com
    What this reinforces is that, however nice WordPress.com are to you, you really need to move away now. They don’t allow javascript, you are missing out on a huge development going on all around. Move to your own hosted copy of WordPress or to someone who is offering hosted Wordperss installs. Easy.

  11. Damn, allways those stupid restrictions.
    Quote:”Note this feature is currently only officially supported for the US market.”
    I would have given it a test ride on my site, since it seems to be a neat search feature.
    @Robert:
    Well, it works on wordpress, if you are running it on you own webspace :-)
    Wordpress is much more powerful that way.
    I know it has been said already, but i just had to comment on it .-)

    cheers
    Martin

  12. Damn, allways those stupid restrictions.
    Quote:”Note this feature is currently only officially supported for the US market.”
    I would have given it a test ride on my site, since it seems to be a neat search feature.
    @Robert:
    Well, it works on wordpress, if you are running it on you own webspace :-)
    Wordpress is much more powerful that way.
    I know it has been said already, but i just had to comment on it .-)

    cheers
    Martin

  13. It is in a sense their reactions to Google CO-OP

    But they went one better, by using AJAX in the spirit of Live Search :-D

    Good product and quite attractive in a minimalist way

  14. It is in a sense their reactions to Google CO-OP

    But they went one better, by using AJAX in the spirit of Live Search :-D

    Good product and quite attractive in a minimalist way

  15. Robert,
    Nice find – Live Search is doing some cool (dare we say “innovative”?) stuff.

    But, and I know you don’t drink the kool-aid anymore, it’s not “Microsoft Live”. It’s Window’s Live, or Live Search. There’s never been a mention from Redmond, that I know of, of any product being called “Microsoft Live” (even though they have apparently bought adCenter keywords for it lol: http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=Microsoft+Live&FORM=OPNSCH).

    kip from LiveSide

  16. Robert,
    Nice find – Live Search is doing some cool (dare we say “innovative”?) stuff.

    But, and I know you don’t drink the kool-aid anymore, it’s not “Microsoft Live”. It’s Window’s Live, or Live Search. There’s never been a mention from Redmond, that I know of, of any product being called “Microsoft Live” (even though they have apparently bought adCenter keywords for it lol: http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=Microsoft+Live&FORM=OPNSCH).

    kip from LiveSide

  17. Unforutnately most of the major blog sites make it difficult to add your own code in (including us @ spaces.live.com). But for those of you who hack together your own sites, blogs or use blogger, you should be able to just drop this code onto your sites.

    Robert – I’m surprise you haven’t provisioned your own domain and setup your own instance of wordpress by now ;)

  18. Unforutnately most of the major blog sites make it difficult to add your own code in (including us @ spaces.live.com). But for those of you who hack together your own sites, blogs or use blogger, you should be able to just drop this code onto your sites.

    Robert – I’m surprise you haven’t provisioned your own domain and setup your own instance of wordpress by now ;)

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