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Lorcan 1 min read

I know some folks who have some elaborate arrangements set up for tracking stuff across a variety of blog search engines. And catch lots of interesting things. Most folks I know probably never use any of them.
As Steve Lawson points out various folks have ego-feeds to allow them track mentions of theirs truly (I am sure he will see this in his own ego-feed ;-).
I have a variety of watchlists and equivalents set up. Some relate to aspects of work (not many), some to other interests (not many) and, OK, there are a few ego-feeds (not many). This last is partly out of a natural curiousity, and partly because it is a good way to track the currency and coverage of the blog search engines.
Recently, my impressionistic judgement is that the relatively new service from gives the best overall results, ahead of and Technorati or Feedster. These are the services I tend to look at.
However, I have just come across which appears quite nice, and I will try it for a while. Try a search, and it gives you the option to ripple it through to a search of books/photos/podcasts (apparently based on Yahoo! and Amazon).
I will try this for a while and see how it does.
I came across it as it is used by the interesting FireFox extension BumbleSearch.

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