TITLE

Let the news come to you

AUTHOR(S)
Emberton, David
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
APC (Bauer Media Group);Nov2005, Vol. 25 Issue 11, p110
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on PubSub, a matching engine service that makes it easier to track information in real-time. Akin to Google Alerts and Technorati, a user can lodge standing queries that don't stop accumulating results until the user deletes them from the system. Currently, the PubSub service can scan 12 million Web sites, 50,000 newsgroups and a variety of other sources like press releases. It returns new results as they appear, either through an auto-generated RSS feed or via a special PubSub browser sidebar. The service can be used anonymously with cookies rather than a login, but if a user wants to edit and refine subscriptions later, or use the PubSub sidebar on multiple computers, he'll have to register at www.pubsub.com. In the home page, the large text box in the middle of the page with a button underneath it marked Start Matching Now! is used to create subscriptions that draw from the entire PubSub system, including Weblogs, press releases, earthquake data, and so on. After clicking the Start Matching Now button, users will get a confirmation page with details on how to access the results of their subscription.
ACCESSION #
18753856

 

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