MetaFeatured Snippets May 3, 2017 12:04 PM   Subscribe

A little while ago Google introduced “featured snippets” that get listed at the top of a list of search results. (Their perils have already been discussed on the front page.)
Surprisingly, if you search for “cheevos” you’ll get a featured snippet clipped from a blog post by one of mefi’s own. I’m curious if anyone has seen other MetaFilter, AskMe or MetaFilter-adjacent content show up in a featured snippet.
posted by Going To Maine to MetaFilter-Related at 12:04 PM (13 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

posted by cortex (staff) at 12:06 PM on May 3

posted by Rock Steady at 1:48 PM on May 3 [12 favorites]

Oh man I need to work on this. ETA: that's so great!
posted by jessamyn (retired) at 3:07 PM on May 3 [1 favorite]

BRB, going to spend the next three days searching for everything under the sun. Wait...Going to Maine, do you work for Big Goog?
posted by Literaryhero at 3:32 PM on May 4

Alas, no.
posted by Going To Maine at 3:40 PM on May 4

(I will note that I only discovered this because I mentioned “cheevos” in a meeting and wondered if anyone knew what I was talking about.)
posted by Going To Maine at 3:41 PM on May 4 [1 favorite]

There is beanplating, of course. And fortunately it is a completely inane snippet.
posted by Literaryhero at 2:27 AM on May 5 [4 favorites]

Hurf Durf gives a snippet from the MetaFilter Wiki.
posted by Jahaza at 6:52 AM on May 5 [3 favorites]

Huh, I guess it is different for everyone, because hurt died doesn't give me a snippet at all. :(
posted by Literaryhero at 8:04 AM on May 5

What's the rest of that phrase, literaryhero? "Hurt died, bitter elder"?
posted by ambrosen at 4:01 AM on May 6 [5 favorites]

Searching for "schmoopy" or "schmoopiness" brings up a featured snippet from the website for the show A Way with Words -- specifically this post about schmoopiness by MeFi's Own™ Mo Nickels.

(Also, Searching for Schmoopy sounds like a book/movie title)
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 10:31 PM on May 6 [5 favorites]

Blade Runner-Blade Runner-Blade Runner! I want to see that now! Will this snip?
posted by Oyéah at 9:02 PM on May 7

Huh, I guess it is different for everyone, because hurt died doesn't give me a snippet at all. :(

Belatedly: I was sabotaged by autocorrect. That should be "Hurf durf".
posted by Literaryhero at 6:52 PM on May 8 [1 favorite]

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