Thunderstone Web Site Catalog News Search

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The Thunderstone Web Site Catalog has been offering a news search since 1998. It searches 2300 selected news sites and indexes the sites that have changed since the previous check. A website's indexing frequency varies from once an hour to once every three days, depending on how dynamically it updates its news. The results page displays a link, title, text excerpt, message provider, and date and time.

Language English

Launched 1998
Closed No

Developer Thunderstone Software LLC,

Country of Origin US America

1998 - [...] Thunderstone Software LLC,

Topic News SeEn

Region No Limitation

Technical functionalities
Robot/Crawler based, algorithmic search

Used SeEn Thunderstone

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite


Critical points

Features & Functionality

The News Search (2017): »This database is created by a special version of our Webinator program called a "differential crawler". It periodically examines 2300 news sites and indexes pages which are different or new since the prior examination. A site's indexing frequency varies from once and hour to once every three days based on how dynamically they update their news.« Source


Example result page for "sand": Source

References & further Publications

Wikipedia (EN):
Wikipedia (Others): n.a.

Other Sources

See also Thunderstone Web Site Catalog URL: /single.php?id=956

Created: 2017-04-23