Chapter 5. Searching the blogosphere

This chapter covers
  • A brief introduction to the blogosphere
  • A framework for searching the blogosphere
  • Integrating Technorati and Bloglines
  • Integrating MSN and Blogdigger using RSS

In early 2007, Microsoft was slated to launch its much-awaited new operating system—Vista. Perhaps tacitly acknowledging the growing power of the blogosphere—the collection of blogs on the web—and the impact it has in shaping the thoughts of others, a Microsoft employee contacted about 90 influential bloggers in late December 2006, offering them each a laptop, probably worth about $2,000, preloaded with Vista, and encouraging them to blog about their experiences with the new operating system. Leaving aside issues related to ethics ...

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