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AUG 20

2006

5 days, 8 bots



In the brief 120 hours since my last post, we've encountered 8 new bots. At this rate, to make sure we don't get behind, here's the news on these new bots:
  • A new version of TurnitinBot/2.0 came by. According to their site, Turnitin indexes content on the web to compare to student's school work, to try and detect plagiarism. We are flattered that this bot felt the need to crawl our site, and would be even more flattered if a student ever plagiarized our content.   related...
  • In other news, WeRelateBot/0.9 searched our site for content related to ancestry. WeRelate.org owns this bot, and their site allows you to discover information about your family's history. It really is a smart move to crawl a website about bots to harvest content about human ancestry...   related...
  • Startup search engine "Sproose" sent a new crawler by, sproose/0.1. According to the Sproose home page, their "personalized search" technology is still in the works, so keep an eye out for this new service to launch.   related...
  • NimbleCrawler dropped in a new version this week, debuting NimbleCrawler 2.0.1.   related...
  • MSN showed up to the party with a new MSN Bot, msnbot-Products/1.0.   related...
  • Never seen this one before... Mozilla/5.0 crawl@digigetx.com Safe to say it's a bot from the "crawl" part of the User Agent. For more information, drop them a line at crawl@digigetx.com - they didn't include their email for nothing.   related...
  • Microsoft Research sent it's bot by, MSRBOT, for a look around our sites.   related...
  • And finally, our weekly findlinks version iteration came by like clockwork this week, now reporting version findlinks/1.1.3-beta8.   related...
The week concludes, putting our database at 41,818 user agents and 492 bots

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2008

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2008

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2008

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2007

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2007

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2007

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2007

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2007

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2007

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2007

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2007

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DEC 12

2006

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2006

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2006

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2006

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2006

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Day One


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