PubSub.com

PubSub

Somehow, someway I missed the news about PubSub.com. It lets you subscribe to RSS feeds that match various subjects. For example, you can subscribe to a feed for the phrase "Movable Type". The feed is populated by matches against the weblog community (I'm not sure how broad their coverage is, but it includes my site, so it must be pretty complete). They also can create a feed that scans newsgroup posts. It provides close to realtime information. It can also introduce you to new news sources/web sites that you were never aware of before.

Update: Apparently, they currently index 1.1 million weblogs (see comments for this entry).

Also, this post was mentioned over at kwc. Within 7 minutes of that post, I saw it mentioned in my "Brad Choate" PubSub subscription and posted a comment about it. And since my RSS reader doesn't refresh every minute, I'm not sure exactly how long it took PubSub to find that post. But even at 7 minutes, that's pretty impressive.

Warning: Use of PubSub services could turn you into a newsjunkie if you aren't one already.

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» PubSub from Pale Blue Dot
Just read about PubSub.com over on Brad Choate’s site. This looks like something that is going to revolutionize my news/blog reading as much as NetNewsWire did. And that spells very bad news for this news junkie’s job performance and social... [Read More]

» PubSub from Pale Blue Dot
Just read about PubSub.com over on Brad Choate’s site. This looks like something that is going to revolutionize my news/blog reading as much as NetNewsWire did. And that spells very bad news for this news junkie’s job performance and social... [Read More]

» PubSub from Pale Blue Dot
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4 Comments

Bob Wyman said:

Brad, you said: "I'm not sure how broad a coverage they have..." Well, we currently monitor about 1.1 million web logs and we're adding new ones on a regular basis. This coverage isn't perfect, we're still missing quite a few blogs, but we're doing our best to find the rest. If you know of a blog that we should be monitoring, please add it at http://pubsub.com/add-feed.php. Or, get them to ping us at http://xping.pubsub.com/ping/ . And, if you've got a moment, check out http://mystack.com ...

bob wyman

Gavin Estey said:

I've been playing with PubSub's REST API which is a neat idea. I don't use an aggregator so I wrote a script to email me the posts. I am working on having it keep 12 hours of posts and send me a nice HTML summary. Kudos to the PubSub team for their work.

FilSchiesty said:

That sounds like a nice idea Gavin. Let us know how you progress with that idea.

Gavin said:

At the moment I'm using it to create this page:
http://estey.com/perl-news.html

It's the last 25 posts via PubSub that mention Perl. I'll try to tidy up the code and write a little article on using PubSub this weekend.

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