Saturday, June 17, 2006
No simple way to keep up with G.A. blogs.
Wouldn't it be convenient to track only UUA General Assembly-related blog posts next week? Unfortunately, I can't find an easy way to track everything in one place. UUpdates already limits searches to known UU blogs, but that leaves out the bazillion MySpace and LiveJournal pages that gossip hounds will want to watch. But I can't figure out how to limit the number of false positives at Technorati, which tracks MySpace and LiveJournal — but which also picks up all sorts of band listings for groups performing in Georgia and in Unitarian churches. If anyone else has a better search algorithm to suggest, please let me know. Here's what I'll be checking daily:
- "GA" or "G.A." entries
- "General Assembly" entries
- "St. Louis" entries
- "General Assembly" or "GA" entries that also mention "UUA" or "Unitarian"
- Update: Scott Wells offers this even better algorithm
- Google Blog Search
- "GA" or "General Assembly" and "UUA"
Any other ideas?
Update 10:30pm: Denise, Dan, and Scott suggest including a unique tag — uuga06 or uuaga06 — in each G.A.-related post. Simply including the phrase in the body of your blog entry will help Google classify it properly. Those of us who can set categories or other tags for Technorati can do so, making the whole process much simpler. I've followed their advice and set up a UUGA06 category for Technorati's benefit.
Copyright © 2006 by Philocrites | Posted 17 June 2006 at 12:05 PM