Note: As of April 2011, Talkdigger has transformed into Citizen DAN, an "open source system to help sustainable development organizations to publish quality data."
What is TalkDigger?TalkDigger is a search engine that finds what links are talking about links. Make sense? Well, in a nutshell, TalkDigger lets you enter in a URL, and then goes out and finds what sites (from a variety of different search engines) are linking to it. It's a conversation search engine.
How To Use TalkDiggerUsing TalkDigger is a bit different than other search engines, because instead of entering in a keyword or key phrase, you are searching by URL's. A fast way to get a URL for TalkDigger is to simply copy and paste it into the TalkDigger search box (in Windows, the shortcut would be CTRL A to select all, CTRL C to copy, and the CTRL V to paste it).
Once you have a URL, just paste it into the TalkDigger search box. At the time of this writing TalkDigger grabs results from the following search engines:
The TalkDigger search results are also a bit different than what you might be used to. You'll be able to see each site's Google Page Rank, and a couple of different preview options (including a nifty screenshot preview).
TalkDigger Special FeaturesTalkDigger has a special RSS Feed page that allows you to track conversations without having to go back and check TalkDigger over and over.
There's also a TalkDigger bookmarklet, which you can use to "start a Talk Digger search with the current web page you are checking with your browser."
And last but not least, you can check out TalkDigger Hotkeys, a nice user feature that allows you to get through TalkDigger more efficiently.