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    Olbermann Watch, "persecuting" Keith since 2004

    August 21, 2008
    Olbermann Flood Update

    I have fine tuned the Olbermann Flood RSS Feed which appears as a "badge" widget from Yahoo Pipes in the left sidebar (scroll down a bit).

    I am going to link to the post in the left side bar permanently and use this post as a place to manage the list of RSS feeds that flow into the Yahoo Pipes to generate the torrent of OlbyNews we called the Olbermann Flood or just "The Flood".

    Complete List of RSS Feeds piped into Olbermann Flood

    Surfing the web is so yesterday. All the cool kids use RSS Readers to pull the web to them. If you do not know about RSS then go to Newsgator, sign up for a free account, download the free software and get with the program. There are many other RSS services/apps out there but my favorite is Newsgator. Feel free to use what you like. If you are one of those people who fears change and likes doing things the way you have always done them then here is my advice: do not listen to yourself !!!. RSS is the best way to read the web period. If you are not using RSS then you are being ridiculous (with RSS you get the headlines and links and can click to go to the web when you see something that interests you).

    Once you have a Newsgator (or other) account, there are two feeds you will want to add right away:

    Olbermann Watch:
    Johnny Dollar's Place:

    If you want EVERYTHING about Olbermann you can get both of those feeds plus many more by adding the mother of all Olbermann Feeds:

    The Olbermann Flood Feed:

    It is this feed which is displaying in the left sidebar.

    The CORE component of the Olbermann Flood Feed is a special Delicious Feed that is fed by a select group of Olbermann Watch contributors and commenters. We use this to bookmark items on the web that are not on the "beaten path" of the Olbermann-related sources below. If there is a story on Olbermann in The New York Times or on TVNewser or in Huffinton Post or Hot Air or Inside Cable News that story WILL appear automatically in the Olbermann Flood Feed so there is no need to bookmark it with Delicious. Posts and articles that fall outside of our "net" are bookmarked into Delicious.

    Olbermann Watch Delicious Feed (unfiltered, every post is piped in to the feed)

    To this feed we then added groups of feeds from other feeds starting with KO-only sources.

    Keith Olbermann Specific Sites (unfiltered, every post is piped in to the feed)
    [NOTE: "Thank You Keith Olbermann" removed due to bad RSS feed]

    Friends of Olbermann Watch (filtered for keyword="Olbermann", only those posts with the word "Olbermann in them are piped in to the feed)

    Gossip Sites (filtered for keyword="Olbermann", only those posts with the word "Olbermann in them are piped in to the feed)

    Blue Blogs (filtered for keyword="Olbermann", only those posts with the word "Olbermann in them are piped in to the feed)

    Funneling all these feeds into one pipe gives us most of what is out there on Keith in the blogs. To pick up MSM coverage we then mix in Google News

    Google News Feed (filtered for keyword="Olbermann", only those posts with the word "Olbermann in them are piped in to the feed, dupes stripped out)

    We then use additional filters to further strain out duplicate stories (with about 98% success rate) and lastly order them so the most recent stories appear on top.

    No one knows (and Yahoo is not telling) how often Yahoo Pipes pulls a feed but the frequency is not counted in seconds. We will just have to see how often the content updates but no one should expect that a post on one site will appear instantly in the feed.


    If you have a feed that you think ought to be included drop us a link at the robert_a_cox account over at yahoo dot com.

    UPDATE 1 (8/21/08)

    Olby Wiki War: Add heavily truncated feed of Wikipedia edits to Keith Olbermann entry; this will put just one edit post into the feed at a time so these edits are really more to remind folks of the war going on over there over Keith's entry.

    Technorati: feed:// filtered for "Olbermann"

    Google Base: There is a source in Yahoo Pipes to pull from a beta service from Google called "Google Base" which has all sorts of stuff jammed into it. I tried out all of them and found that pulling from the "Personals" and "Products" sections were interesting so I kept them in and dropped the others. Just like with Wikipedia, I heavily truncated this feed otherwise we would get every "Olbermann" t-shirt at Cafe Press showing up in the feed. The "Personals" feed pulls from dating sites where people mention their interest in Keith to get dates; the "Products" feed pulls from sites like, eBay and others auction and online merchandise sites.

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