Thursday, May 12, 2005

My tag soup

Here's my variant on the tag soup idea , as initially developed by John Herren.

I hacked these together using my own coding along with some Magpie RSS , a Zend POST function and Yahoo content analysis services. Some jiggery pokery with my back-end mysql tables and an hourly cronjob and voila - a nice soup of news tags. It took about 4 or 5 hours of hacking about, but I have to say , its a nice idea. I sometimes find very strange keywords popping up , and just clicking through to see what the stories are. Its certainly a different way to browse the news headlines.

Tech News Soup
Business News Soup
TagSoup - my main blog posting about it.