Create Custom News Streams Based on Your Specific Sources and Filters

News defined by you.

Robin Good’s insight:

Defcomb is a new interesting web app, which while in full development, already offers some valuable features for anyone interested in monitoring and analyzing specific topics.

The app, which is fully free as of now, allows you to: 

1) Add your selected RSS feeds, OPML file or to tap in Defcomb extensive global archive of feeds to determine your content sources. 

2) Determine keyword-based filters by grouping multiple keywords

into sets.

3) Generate a news feed from your selected content sources filtered by anyone of your keyword sets or their combinations.

4) Publish a public RSS feed for each one of your news feeds.

5) Visualise occurrences of your specified set of keywords inside your sources across time

Applications for this tool may include personalised news and content discovery, topic tracking, text mining and data-visualisation.

N.B.: For novices, watch out. This tool is not difficult to use, but it may not so intuitive the first time around. Best thing to do to avoid wasting any time is to watch the short screencast video available on the home page (is video-only, no audio) and to read this short tutorial: 
http://ift.tt/174zUUR  

Great potential. Already useful. 8/10

Free to use.

Try it out now: http://defcomb.com 

Example of filtered news stream: http://ift.tt/16H3nmr 

I have included Defcomb in my T5 tools directory:
http://ift.tt/1m9xEvY and in the experts tools for journalists here: http://ift.tt/16H3puK

from MasterNewMedia Breaking New Media News http://ift.tt/1zCWXQY

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