Thursday, May 04, 2006

In class excercise - May 4th

The Seattle Times' website has many RSS feeds. They have feeds for their top stores, the entire site and each section. Within each section -- say the sports section -- there are RSS feeds for each local team as well as feeds for certain sports categories. There were no blogs mentioned at this site and there was no registration necessary.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution website
is much like that of The Seattle Times. There were RSS feeds for nearly every aspect of the paper. Each section had its own feed and there were sub-categories of each section with an individual feed. Unlike that of The Times, the AJC had many blogs -- written by their staff -- that all had RSS feeds. There was no registration for this site and the blogs all seemed internal -- written by their writers.

When searching "Steven Colbert" in Technorati, there were thousands of results. Filtering by "truthiness" or "funny stuff" narrows the seach. Also, when giving the search less authority, it greatly widens the seach, while giving the search more authority narrows the search.

I typed in "newspaper decline" and Technorati found over 13,000 results. Clicking tags and blog finder yielded no results. www. gave over 100,000 results -- many more than on my specific search for my project. The blogs I found have very few links, meaning they likely aren't too credible. Searching on Google found far less results for It's less on Google because these are the sites that are linking to it.


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