Creating a Self-Generating Blog from a Few Keywords

My students will love the service provided by WordPressDirect that generates blogs complete with many posts in a matter of minutes. Simple provide a blog title and subtitle, contact details and a few keywords that you would like your blog to cover. Indicate how often you would like new blog entries to be generated, and then choose a website address to host your blog. WordPressDirect then generates the blog on WordPress.com. By manipulating a few settings the blog entries are generated for you by searching popular sites such as YouTube and Yahoo Answers.

In five minutes I created a blog about Web 2.0 educational technology and asked for new entries to be added every 12 hours. See what you think, the address is http://edtechweb.ruqqa.com/

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Check out the YouTube videos to see if they are believable.

I can hear the gnashing of teeth from the serious bloggers of my acquaintance.

[via Mashable]

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About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

4 Responses to Creating a Self-Generating Blog from a Few Keywords

  1. Peta says:

    Set and forget! Sounds like a cop out – easy way to get a site up and I suppose these sorts of blogs will be loved by those wanting to get some income from google ads or whatnot.

    At LINT we used to get trackbacks from pseudo bloggers doing this sort of thing. Using our content, setting up their own income sources for what we were giving away because we thought it was important to share.

    What happened to attribution? Who actually wrote this stuff on Yahoo Answers and elsewhere. And will these types of blogs be successful in building communities around them?

    Content selection looks relevant though.

  2. Michael says:

    Very well put. I was horrified when I saw this service, but thought to create a blog to see how successful it was in collecting relevant content. On the surface at least it will fool a few people.

  3. Michael says:

    Serious bloggers will be pleased that WordPressDirect have been stung by the strength of criticism that their free solution can be used for trackback spam. So from today no posts will be added to edtechweb blog mentioned above.

  4. Peta says:

    A win for the human touch in other places… Techmeme Gets Moderated”. Apparently automated news does not quite work.

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