Ok…so you’re too lazy to actually go and create your own personalized search feed for New York Times content? (Go here and add source:new_york_times to your search terms. Tough, huh?) Well then this site is for you. The Annotated New York Times will supply you with hundreds of search specific feeds to Times content, including the ever popular subjects “bars,” “beer” and “bombs and explosives.” (I’m in a “B” mood…)
But here’s the best part: you can also get an RSS feed that tracks any blogosphere references to the articles included in the search specific feeds. So, you want to see what the Times is writing about education and schools? Here’s the feed. But if you also want to know what people are saying about what the Times is writing about education and schools, here’s that feed.
And you can do the same with your favorite New York Times authors.
And don’t forget that it’s easy to get around that “link to a story in the NYT archives” problem. You did know that bloggers (and anyone else if they know about it) have free access to the archives, didn’t you? Just take the original link and paste it into the form on the New York Times Link Generator page. It will generate (duh) a new link to the full story that you can actually view. Then, of course, you need to Furl it.
Should I be worried that this gives me chills? Amazing what we can do with information these days.
Most certainly to be added to the RSS Quick Start Guide for Educators v. 1.6…