Harvesting blog content

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Registered blogs are periodically checked for new entries tagged sp4ed. The first part of each of those entries will be displayed in the WEnotes aggregated stream for the course, with a link that allows the reader the option to click through to read the entire post.

JimTittsler (talk)08:47, 29 July 2013

Thanks Jim for your response. So does this mean that I must also tweet my blog post using the hashtag #SP4Ed in order for it to be aggregated (aggregated Blogger posts get detected simply by including hashtag in label)? Or is a separate tweet not necessary. And am curious why the hashtag #WENotes?. Also, how frequently do registered blogs get checked? For detection purposes, does it matter if a (Blogger) blog includes the hashtag as a label versus in the subject line?

Bnleez (talk)00:55, 30 July 2013
  1. No, Twitter is commonly used for short thoughts, replies, and the occasional link to an interesting resource. Blogs are used for more in depth thoughts on a subject. You certainly could tweet about a blog post if you wanted to make sure a wider audience noticed it, but the harvesting does not "read" the contents of the tweets.
  2. The WEnotes hash tag is used for testing the WEnotes aggregation system. It serves no other purpose.
  3. Registered blogs are normally checked at least once an hour.
  4. Blogs should be tagged with SP4Ed if your blogging platform supports tags/labels/categories (terminology varies from one blogging platform to another). The only reason to rely on the less robust subject line check is if your platform does not offer the label/category feature.
JimTittsler (talk)09:36, 30 July 2013