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Information Trapping: Real-Time Research on the Web by Tara Calishain

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5. Building Queries

When I first started writing this book, I wanted to immediately jump in and tell you all about all the nifty stuff you can do with information trapping. I wanted to get right to the examples. I wanted to do the search engine equivalent of a quadruple axel and explain how easy it would be for you to do it, too.

However, it wouldn’t have been particularly useful for me to show you how to do the equivalent of a fancy jump if I hadn’t yet shown you how to put your skates on. Now that we’ve gone through the basic elements that are part of every information trapper’s toolbox, you know how to use your browser as an information-trapping tool, how to find and read RSS feeds, and how to monitor pages using a page monitor.

Now it’s time ...

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