Blog searching

Librarian Christina Pikas has some advice for those who need to search blogs. “Blogs are everywhere,” she writes, “and it is important to either be able to search them or to make sure you’re not searching them when you are looking for authoritative, accurate, and unbiased information. As blogs and RSS feeds either continue to explode across the net or start to go out of style, the search engines will adapt. Next time you are shopping for a new technology product try searching in a blog search engine to see what people are saying. Use Waypath to find related blogs. If you need to do a very precise search, use Feedster; but, if you want a little of everything, stay with the big general search engines (like the one that starts with G).”
Pikas does not assess Technorati, which is usually my first engine when I need to search the blogosphere.

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