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Alert for keywords.

Provide the ability to provide a list of keywords/phrases that can trigger either an alert for certain words/phrases.

extended thoughts: Ability to set maximum alert frequency, regex support for searches, locale tag.

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    j_wb shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →
    under review  ·  AdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) responded  · 

    Could you please add some more details?

    Please explain a use case, how you would use this feature?

    Could you please also state how this differs from the use of Google Alerts and a feed to search.twitter.com?

    How would this feature be integrated with the existing notification meachnism?

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      • Luděk Melichar commented  · 

        It is great idea. I imagine that. User create list of keywords and newsrob add (for example) yellow line next to green line if post contains keyword.

      • AdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

        Ok, I see.

        My point was that you can use a feedsearch or twittersearch that will let you search broader, or in other words deeper, than just a few feeds.

      • corytang commented  · 

        I haven't actually used Google Alerts or search.twitter.com, and I'm not exactly sure how I would configure Google Alerts to only search RSS feed headlines for specific keywords. Obviously plugging 'BBQ' into a Google Alert query would not have the desired effect.

        Also, it would seem like a duplication of effort to subscribe to 10 feeds in Google Reader, and then create Google Alert queries for keywords within said feeds.

      • AdminMariano Kamp (Admin, newsrob) commented  · 

        Thanks.

        Could you please also state how this differs from the use of Google Alerts and a feed to search.twitter.com?

        You can subscribe to their results too.

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