October 5th, 2008

word can help write your suicide note

Internet scrapings, Blogger edition.

Okay, my news blog at 53news.blogspot.com is working out really well. The tags are precise and perfect. Problem now is cross-posting them here, which is almost more work than posting the original posts themselves. Still, for now, here's a sampling of the latest batch of posts: California bank gets robbed twice in the same day. LABELS: BANK ROBBERY, CALIFORNIA Grandmother saved by feces transplant from daughter. LABELS: FECES, MEDICAL, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM Man accidentally shoots girlfriend in jaw during gun lesson. LABELS: TEXAS Man gets burned while using lighter to see better while trying to siphon gasoline. LABELS: GASOLINE, WISCONSIN Man shoots self in the arm after being denied sex. LABELS: FLORIDA, SEX Hustler is producing a Sarah Palin adult film spoof named "NAILIN' PAYLIN". LABELS: POLITICS, PORN, SARAH PALIN Parents who prayed for healing rather than take their seriously ill son to a hospital now facing charges of criminally negligent homicide for his death. LABELS: BAD PARENTING, DEATH, FAITH HEALING, OREGON, RELIGION Actual headline: Police: Man crashes car while trying to roll joint. LABELS: ALCOHOL, CAR ACCIDENT, DRUGS, DRUNK DRIVING, MARIJUANA A Catholic nun was gangraped in Orissa, India amidst escalating violence between Hindus and Christians. LABELS: INDIA, NUN, RAPE, RELIGION Crowd of bystanders urged suicidal teenager to jump, then filmed his leap to death on their cellphones. LABELS: CELLPHONE, LONDON, SUICIDE Seven year old boy breaks into zoo, wrecks stuff, feeds animals to crocodile. Parents being charged. LABELS: AUSTRALIA, CROCODILE, ZOO These are half the most recent posts. The tags are fascinating; I'm wondering what will come up in a few weeks from now when you scan through all posts with certain tags. I'm also tagging them by location, trying to be as accurate as possible, i.e. avoiding tagging one post "Los Angeles" and another "California" and another "LA," if you know what I mean, so the tags will be as accurate and sharp as possible. This isn't possible with my LJ, unless I post each item separately here, which will probably be very irritating to your friends pages, won't it? So basically, you guys are missing a lot on my Blogger. Any idea how to do set up a feed from a blogger into LJ? If you know how to do this, let me know. It'll be awesome if I can continue posting both here and there.
word can help write your suicide note

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