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As I'm more and more seeing my words appear excerpted on other people's site ( Hi Mark!), I decided to go after another source for related reads: RSS feeds. To participate, you don't need to use weblogging software that supports trackback or pingback, you simply have to update your templates to have a link to your RSS feed.

Sam Ruby RSS Track Back

"As I'm more and more seeing my words appear excerpted on other people's site ( Hi Mark!), I decided to go after another source for related reads: RSS feeds. To participate, you don't need to use weblogging software that supports trackback or pingbac...

Excerpt from n3rd.net at

What exactly are you doing here, Sam? Are you only looking at RSS feeds from your blogroll, or do you have some kind of spidery-thing going on?

Posted by Greg Reinacker at

Greg, here's the pseudo-code:

for each unique referred URL, I look for aggregator links.

for each unique aggregator link, I look for items with descriptions/content:encoded with references to my blog.

for each reference, I capture the title, link/guid, and description. I remove html from the description, and truncate it.

If the link/guid is not already found in any comment (of any type) on this entry, then a new comment is created.

Posted by Sam Ruby at

There's something stirring

Advanced stirrings on the weblog front: Sam Ruby is doing something cool with RSS and excerpts. I think. He's being cryptic: As I'm more and more seeing my words appear excerpted on other people's site ( Hi Mark!), I decided to go after another sour...

Excerpt from Ben Hammersley.com at

I must be psychic. My blog's HTML already had exactly that "link" in it. I think Aaron may have suggested exactly this a while back, but couldn't find a ref.

Posted by Mark Baker at

Linking to Your RSS Feed in Radio

Sam Ruby encouraged me to link to my RSS feed, which Mark Pilgrim had suggested before I started blogging with Radio.  Mark pointed to instructions by Dave Winer on adding this, rsd, and blogroll support to your Radio template.  It's a...

Excerpt from Matt Croydon::postneo at

All this referencing is making my head hurt.

Let me see, first we had Movable Type's Trackback, then Pingback came on the scene. Mark Pilgrim instituted a Further Readings system on his web log and now Sam Ruby is doing something like that using the link element referring to the sites RSS file... [more]

Trackback from Justin's Journal

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Cool, thanks Sam. By "aggregator link", do you mean the

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" ...>

links? This is a great idea...I like it!

Posted by Greg Reinacker at

Greg: yes.

Posted by Sam Ruby at

Connecting weblog conversations

Some standards matter.... As I'm more and more seeing my words appear excerpted on other people's site ( Hi Mark!), I decided to go after another source for related reads: RSS feeds. To participate, you don't need to use weblogging software that sup...

Excerpt from McGee's Musings at

Same Crumb, Differnt Ant Trail

Sam Ruby has found a simpler method of implementing Mark Pilgrim's Automatic Linkbacks by following the ant trail back through his referrer logs to the calling web page and finally into the RSS file via the link tag. Oooh, the stigmeric power of the ...

Excerpt from BitWorking Stories at

Oh yeah... that *is* better.

Who needs an HTML parsing linkback extractor, just grab the refering site's RSS feed and XML parse out the goodies. Very cool! Why didn't I think of that! Sam Ruby explains how to do it. What about sites that don't have an RSS feed and don't indicate...

Excerpt from Blogging Roller at

Sometimes I wish I were smart

Then I'd really understand the apparently cool thing Sam Ruby is doing with RSS feeds to grab incoming links and excerpt them on his blog....

Excerpt from Radio Free Blogistan at

Linkbacks & RSS?

Sam Ruby's idea of parsing RSS instead of HTML for linkbacks leaves weblogs without RSS Autodiscovery out of the conversation, but still has serious advantages. The excerpts and permalinks can be extracted more accurately and easily while minimizing...

Excerpt from Loebrich.org at

So, shall we start a betting pool as to how long it takes before the number of reference-tracking 'bots in our referrer logs exceeds the number of human readers by an order of magnitude or more?

Posted by Prentiss Riddle at

TrackBack in motion.

Interesting work is afoot in the world of TrackBack and other related concepts. This experimentation has all been very intriguing and worthwhile in our discovery and understanding of the net effects of two-way hyperlinking systems and their social effects. In reviewing this work I'm beginning to see some emerging issues and topics coming into focus.... [more]

Trackback from tima thinking outloud.

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Paging Mr Ruby [MetaBlog]

OK, Sam, I've added the tag. And I have changed over to long-form RSS, we'll see how it goes... [Updated 18-Jan: Added a title so it appears in the RSS...

Excerpt from Webmink: the blog at

The Conversational Web

A lot of blog development of late has been directed towards establishing connections between multiple weblogs via mechanisms such as Trackback, Pingback, and friends. Throw in a little RSS and a news aggregator that can tell you where to go to ...

Pingback from geek ramblings

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Connecting weblog conversations

Some standards matter...... [more]

Trackback from McGee's Musings

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