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Peter Campbell

I'm doing similar stuff where I work (as I just reported this morning on Deborah's yahoo list), but I think my method has Sonny's beat, in it that it's fully automated (no cut and pasting required). I use the freely available Magpie PHP routines for parsing RSS data. So, as with Sonny, the first steps are resourcing staff to save things to Delicious with standardized keywords. But I diverge by using cron on my linux box (or you could use Windows Scheduler) to pull the RSS feed. My PHP script parses the RSS for keywords that denote categories, and sorts out the results to different sections. I'm happy to share the code, which is not all that fancy - the Magpie routines do the real work.

underalms

I don't think it's enough to generate long lists; nobody likes to plow through long lists.

For example, I note that of all the recovery resources listed, only a handful (four, I think) have more than 10 others claiming the link. It seems to me these are the ones that should go first.

There has to be a way not only to automate the list process but also to automate the editorial process.

Dan Prives
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Marshall Kirkpatrick

If you want a high value low content stream of information, this collaborative tagging in conjunction with a human editor retagging the best items with the tag that actually gets syndicated on the site, or in a highlighted part of a site would work best. See, on a related note, my interview with Robin Good about his idea of NewsMastering (http://netsquared.org/robingood1 )

As an aside, this quote above brings up something I've been wanting to confirm for awhile. Do links served by javascript really not get indexed by search engines? But PHP ones do? That's important, but I've been unclear on wether that's really the case.

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