I have had my floriblog news service running for about a week now. From time to time I like to look in on the Twitter account and follow new followers as well as look in on the @ connect link to see what is new there.
Today I noticed that
@visitlauderdale had favorited one of my tweets. I was curious so I visited the tweet and it was this fantastic story about a Ft Lauderdale tweeter who takes amazing sunrise photos and puts them up on twitter.
Building this awesome news machine has taught me a lot of things, but I never expected it would actually teach me that my work can truly pass on a little sunshine and brighten someones day.
I hope this continues. There are a lot of headlines I would rather not read but this one is such a joy that I will follow and keep it.
I just made VaNewsLive.com and it has a twitter account. I cant wait to get a similar experience there.
George Zimmerman was taken into custody Wednesday on second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
Special prosecutor Angela Corey made the announcement at a news conference in Jacksonville. Corey said Zimmerman turned himself in to authorities but wouldn’t say where he is.
Second degree murder cariesthe possibility of life in prision.
Follow all the Trayvon Martin News right here. As of now there are 29 news items linked.
Now you can find us on twitter! @Floriblog Our super fast Florida news aggregator scoops up the latest news from 85 news-feeds thorough Florida and assembles them in one neat easy to use interface every 4 minutes.
If you’re on Twitter you can get the latest headlines delivered right to your timeline. a fresh headline and story link every five minutes. All day and night every day! Never miss a current event.
Our site will be optimized for smart phones in the coming days to make life even easier! Stay in the know when you’re on the go! That’s floriblog! If you don’t have twitter it’s really easy. just visit our twitter page to sign up.
The new Florida News system I have built on floriblog is truly amazing.It has only been online for three days. but it already pulls news from 85 sources at the rate of almost 1000 articles a day, with more to be added soon. What makes this system truly unique and functional is that all stories are collected and placed in a database where they can be rendered in an orderly way.
Because they are put into the database they can be searched. I have also written code to prevent duplicate titles from being indexed. So every one of the 1000 daily articles is unique in some way. This prevents articles that are distributed to multiple channels from showing up several times.
The real beauty is in the scripting that collects and stores the data. Using a method called cron, the feeds are crawled and indexed at a full cycle rate of just 4 minutes. 2 scripts run at alternating 2 minute cycles. Every minute about 25 feeds are visited and indexed into the database. A complete cycle occurs within 4 minutes.
In laymens terms that means that any story posted by any news-feed will be live on this website within 4 minutes! The average or median time is 2 minutes! Try visiting 85 news-feeds and getting the latest story or multiple unique stories of the same event on your own and see how long that takes!
The news ticker (like the one on the right of the front page) has the most recent stories. There is no faster, more comprehensive or thorough system That I am aware of anywhere.
I am happy to announce the free Florida News-feed web widget is now available for use on your website at no cost. You can paste this widget into any website. It will automatically update once a minute. What a great free resource to help drive traffic.
To implement the widget just cut and paste the following code into your website.
<Iframe src=”http://floriblog.com/news/ticker4.php” width=”210″ height=”350″></Iframe>
To change the dimensions simply edit the height and width values to meet your website needs.
If you use this widget please let me know as I will want to keep you up to date with any edits to the page that supplies the news. Also feel free to contact me through any one of my websites if you need a special custom widget. More widget choices will be available as soon as there is a demand.
If you have ever worked with the blogging software WordPress, then you know that getting everything set up and working well isn’t all that easy. I now have a great functional search box (See the top of this blog) thanks to the hard work and patience of a very talented WordPress expert Prakash Chowdhury Who has been working on this for hours now on this. Might I add that it’s 4:30 AM!!!!
Please visit his website allaboutbasic.com and let him know you found him here. Thanks Prakash for making my blog great.
Welcome to Floriblog! When I started the Floritalk web board way back in the day. Well make that about 5 hours ago, I figured it would need a blog. These days everything has to have a blog. I thought I found an easy to remember name to fit my talk site about Florida. So I quickly decided to attach this blog to my site. I loaded the software and started to set up a database for the blog. Then I thought “Floriblog” ! I figured no way, that’s too obvious. It has to be in use. Right? Oh well I’ll check anyway. Well as you can see, it was available. Doesn’t anyone else love Florida as much as I do? Well I hope so or else my little talk site will be a big flop. I guess time will tell.
Anyway here we are. I’m damn happy to be here too. Even if nobody comes, it will be a lot of fun just having this thing. I used to own Sunshinestate.org but one too many margaritas and a few missed e-mails and next thing you know poof! it was gone. We won’t go there.
Anyway please visit my new talk site and weigh in on something. I would love to hear from you. Floritalk.com/forum. See ya soon!