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Computer science thesis splog

Computer science thesis splog

Tim Finin, 1:00pm 4 June 2006

Sploggers are everywhere and they are getting desperate. Today I ran across the Computer Science thesis splog. It mines posts from Google Blog Search via a query on computer+science+thesis. Talk about a niche market!

Studying this a bit shows how easy it is. Google blog search lets you get an RSS feed for a given query. The feed’s description has an excerpt from the original posts showing the matching query words in bold and with images and links stripped out. It’s an easy task to extract the first N items from the feed to make a splog post.


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