Posts Tagged ‘RSS Feeds’

Wall Street Journal Twitter Lists

November 25, 2009

Today I unexpectedly discovered all of the Wall Street Journal’s Twitter lists.

Won’t setting these all up via RSS to be fed into my Google Reader and iGoogle account excite Mr. Murdoch even further?

Scanning all of the Wall Street Journal feeds (and now their listees) in one homogeneous format like an iGoogle page should make identifying the articles I would like to read much easier than trying to visually strip out all of the extraneous information that usually occupies the Wall Street Journal’s homepage.

@WSJ/news Get the latest breaking news headlines from top news organizations on Twitter. Following: 16
Followers: 111
@WSJ/all-things-digital Twitter list with writers from All Things Digital (ATD). Following: 3
Followers: 51
@WSJ/economics A collection of tweeters discussing the latest on the economy and its recovery. Following: 22
Followers: 73
@WSJ/wall-street-journal Get the latest headlines and breaking news alerts from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Following: 60
Followers: 36
@WSJ/wsj-economy The Wall Street Journal’s economics reporting team on Twitter. Following: 9
Followers: 30
@WSJ/wsj-politics The Wall Street Journal’s latest tweets on politics and policy. Following: 6
Followers: 43
@WSJ/politics A collection of VIP tweeters discussing U.S. politics and policy on Twitter. Following: 18
Followers: 19
@WSJ/entertainment Following: 13
Followers: 20
@WSJ/world-news Get the latest headlines on world events from the Wall Street Journal and more. Following: 11
Followers: 16
@WSJ/wsj-staff A comprehensive list of eporters, editors and columnists from the Wall Street Journal. Following: 66
Followers: 155
@WSJ/business Following: 11
Followers: 43
@WSJ/iran-elections Tweeters discussing Iranian elections. Following: 7
Followers: 6
@WSJ/healthcare Tweets on healthcare, including updates from the Wall Street Journal’s health team. Following: 7
Followers: 26
@WSJ/investing Tweets on investing. Woot! Following: 17
Followers: 21
@WSJ/wsj-life-style-staff The Wall Street Journal’s Life & Style reporters, editors and columnists. Following: 8
Followers: 23
@WSJ/autos Following: 8
Followers: 5
@WSJ/sports-news The latest tweets in sports. Football. Basketball. Baseball. Hockey. NASCAR. Soccer. Following: 16
Followers: 8
@WSJ/wsj-news The latest headlines from the Wall Street Journal. Following: 36
Followers: 19
@WSJ/wsj-blogs The latest from the Wall Street Journal’s blog coverage. Following: 22
Followers: 22
@WSJ/future-of-news The Wall Street Journal’s Alan Murray and his list of top tweeters discussing the future of news. Following: 13
Followers: 67
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Why Aren’t Google Blog Search Categories Available via RSS?

November 21, 2008

Google recently made some changes in how it displayed blog search results.

Google Blog Search Beta now offers 12 categories of blog types to choose from.

The blog categories are: Top Stories, Politics, US, World, Business, Technology, Video Games, Science, Entertainment, Movies, Television and Sports.

Google Blog Search Technology

Google Blog Search Technology

By drilling down into blog categories further, searchers can now find specific topic coverage by different blogs from within each category.

A topic and its position within the Google Blog Search page results along with the featured blog source are indiscriminately selected according to Google.

From the Google Blog Search Beta site: “The selection and placement of stories on this page were determined automatically by a computer program.”

As luck would have it, yesterday I noticed a large number of referrals coming from Google Blog Search which prompted my visiting their site.

I was surprised to find this blog – “Search Marketing Communications” listed atop the list of Google Technology Blogs sources.

My blog remained atop their list along with the topic for a short while before then being displaced by an ongoing stream of technology related stories and other blogs.

Google Blog Search Beta

Google Blog Search BetaGoogle Blog Search Coverage

Upon clicking on the “all 37 blogs” link, I then found my blog still displayed in the “More Coverage” list of all the blogs Google had scanned that had recently written about the same subject.

Google Blog Search Beta’s grouping blogs by subject and then offering them via blog search results should give both bloggers and Google greater reach.

Google Blog Search More Coverage

Google Blog Search More Coverage

To extend both bloggers and Google Blog Search reach further why doesn’t Google offer RSS feeds of their Blog Search categories via iGoogle and Google Reader?

Google Blog Search RSS

Google Blog Search RSS

If Google did offer Google Blog Search Beta categories via RSS, I would subscribe to several categories.

Surely others would too.

New iGoogle Feature and Keystroke Conservation

October 22, 2008

The most recent update of iGoogle features a button for each post published through RSS feeds.

I just noticed the (+) button next to the RSS feeds I subscribe to, but hadn’t actually clicked on one until today.

iGoogle Viewer

iGoogle Viewer

Clicking the (+) button pulls some or all of the story into your browser so you don’t have to leave the browser frame to review and read individual posts.

iGoogle Viewer Feature

iGoogle Viewer Feature

If the entire story isn’t displayed and you still want to see more of it, then click through to be taken to the RSS source site.

Otherwise, enjoy consuming the same amount of information while conserving keystrokes at the same time with iGoogle’s new RSS viewer feature.

This new RSS button may have already been in iGoogle for some time.

If it has, then I guess my particular case of iGoogle button blindness has now been cured.