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I had earlier set up WP-O-Matic to do an automatic cron job to get “broadband news”. However, after much consideration, that constitutes link spam with no way to attribute to the original source.
In this technological backwaters of the world, if anything that can work (to reasonable levels) is content generated on the wastelands, i.e. Television. There has to be work on the copyright issues but I’d try and explore this in some later write up.
This has been made possible by addition of Word Press Plugin called as Wp-O-Matic. Basically it fetches RSS feeds, parses it and adds the topical posts here. The main link is hyperlinked to the origin of the post.
The need was sorely felt because I am unable to post as much as I want to. Further, I strongly believe that the news should be updated on a continual basis so that the index remains fresh. This is experimental feature and has nothing to do with any kind of SEO. I strongly feel that DSL Reports is doing a great job of indexing the content across the blogosphere and very much keeping in focus with the aspirations of this blog too.
There is a lot that can be done with the RSS feeds; although I am interested in topical categorization on the main page itself but it amounts to huge amount of link spam which would only mess up the structure here.
The maximum limit is that of “10 feeds” based on a simple cron job (which does the heavy lifting of caching the content here) and to be honest I should have done it earlier. The only downside is the lack of “automatic application” of tags which would generate a lovely tag cloud…but there would be some solution lurking around.