Table of contents for Information trapping : real-time research on the web / Tara Calishain.


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Chapter 1: What Is Information Trapping?                  1
The Benefits of Information Trapping . . . . . . . . . . 2
Asking the Right Questions . . .... .     . . . . ... 4
Getting Practical. .... . . . . .     . . . . .    . 6
Chapter 2: RSS Basics                                     7
What Is RSS? ..... .. ....           ........ 8
Anatomy of an RSS Feed. .... . .  . .    .  .  .  .   . .. 11
The Big "So What?". ..... . .       . . . . . . . ..13
Finding RSS Feeds .... . . . . .   . . . . . .     . 14
Types of RSS Feeds ... . . .        . .  .  . . . . 25
RSS Reader Tools ..... . . .      . .    .  .  .  .   . .28
Chapter 3: Page Monitors                                43
Nuts and Bolts ...........            ...... .44
Web-Based Page Monitors .. . .. .    .    . . . . . .47
Client-Side Page Monitors .. . . . . ...  . .  . .. .56
Chapter 4: E-Mail Alerts                                61
Advantages of E-Mail Alerts . . ..... ..  .... . 62
Finding E-Mail Alert Services . . . . . . ... .... . 63
Useful E-Mail Alert Services . . . . .  . . . .  . . 64
Not As Cool, But They Work  . . . . . . . . .  .  . . 72
Chapter 5: Building Queries                             73
What Do You Want to Monitor? . .... .  . . . . .. . 74
Types of Search Engines .. . . . . .  .  .  .  .  .   . 77
Basic Searching Syntax  . .. . ......... . . .79
Special Searching Syntax .  . . . . . . . . . . .  . 80
Using the Advanced Search Form  . . . . . . ....   . 82
Tags and Conversations . . . . .   . . . .  . .    . 84
Chapter 6: Who's Linking to Your Site?                  87
Advantages of Sleuthing Your Own Site  . . . . . ...  . 88
Trapping General Site Links . . . . .    .  .....  . .88
Trapping Links in RSS Feeds . . .. ..  . . . . . . .93
Who's Reading Your RSS Feeds? .. . . . .   ..... .98
Moving from Internal to External Information . . . . ..  100
Chapter 7: Trapping Topic-Based Information            101
Monitoring General Search Engines . . . . . . . ...  102
Monitoring News Search Engines . . . . . . . .... . 118
Searching Blogs . . .. .  . ...... . . . .       . 132
Managing Keyword-Searchable RSS Feeds  . ...... .  138
A Few More Sources?. . . . . . .  .    .  .  .  .   . .141
Trapping Commercial Information . . . . . .. . . . 142
Trapping Government Information . . . . . . .  . . 149
Monitoring International Sites . . . . . . . . .  . .156
When You Want What Isn't There  . . . . . . . ... . 160
Moving Beyond Text-Based Information . . . . . ... . 162
Chapter 8: Multimedia Trapping                         163
Searching Audio  ..... . . .     .     .  .  .  .   . .164
Monitoring Images. .... . . . .   . . . . .      . 175
Monitoring Videos. .... . .        . . . . . . ..179
The Future Is Now .. . . . . .  .  . . . . .     . 185
Chapter 9: Trapping Tags and Conversations             187
The Tao of Tags ......         . ........          188
Resources That Use Tags. ... . . . .  . . . .    . 191
The Zen of Conversation Trapping . . . . . . . ... .200
Chapter 10: Filtering the Inflow                       217
Introducing GMail . .    .   .  .   . . . . . . . 218
Filtering with GMail .. . . . . .  . . . .  .   .  222
A GMail Toolbox  .... . . . . .    . . . . .     . 230
Other E-Mail Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   232
Moving On... ...... . . .      .      . . . . . .  234
Chapter 11: Case Studies                               235
Fred Learns about Outsourcing to Taiwan . .. ..  .. . 236
Ethel Tracks a Blog. ..... . . . .   . . . .     . 241
Different Strokes. . . . . . . .... . . .... .246
Shutting Offthe Flow. . . . . . . . . . . . .     . 246
Branching Out from These Basic Patterns . . . . . ... . 247
Chapter 12: Organizing What You Find                    249
A Very Simple, Portable Strategy . . . . . . . . ...  250
Organizing Information on a Single Machine. . . . . .. . 253
Fleshing Out Client-Side Options .. . . ... .  .... . 261
Web-Based Organizing Options . . ... .  ..... .     268
Sticking to a Strategy . .... . . . .  . . . .    . 273
Chapter 13: Publishing Your Information                 275
Publishing a Word, PDF, or Text Document . . . . . . .276
Publishing to a Mailing List . . . . . .. ..... .. .278
Hosted Blogging Solutions . . . . ... . . . . . .284
Your Own Blogging Site .   . . . .   . . . .  . . . 289
Wiki ....... ..............                          296
Making Your Own Site.. .. . . .     . . . . .     . 301
RSS Feeds for Content Distribution . . . . . . . ... . 303
Working Toward Manageability . . . . . . . . . .     309



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Internet searching, Research Computer network resources