Overheard on the Web, and other Web links From The Herald's Research Editor
Monday, June 20, 2005
What are the blogs saying about your public officials?
There are a few services around that will search blogs, like Technorati and Daypop, or that will search feeds from blogs (like Feedster), but now there's one that you can set to easily find any blog postings on a public official in your state, or members of the U.S. Cabinet, Supreme Courts, Congressional committees, etc., as well as, of course, the president and vice president. Pubsub is a service that lets you create searches of blog postings and have them fed to you. Now there's Pubsub Government that finds postings on officials. Here's an example of Jeb Bush postings from lots of different blogs; PubSub says Jeb is one of the most popular subjects in political blogs. posted by liz at 7:29 PM
Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the
Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the
News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to