March 29, 2004

6,000 Sources

by skrenta at 3:23 PM

Topix.net is now crawling over 6,000 news sources, up from 3,600. Here is an approximate breakdown of our sources:

24%Daily newspapers
19%AM & FM news radio stations
15%Weekly newspapers
15%B2B and consumer magazines
12%TV stations
9%College newspapers
5%Government websites
1%Weblogs

We have also enhanced our news crawler to navigate through javascript and frames, which has increased the yield and coverage of our news crawling.

Also a note for RSS fans: Our RSS newsfeeds now contain the related dmoz category taxo, when available. This was a feature request from Jeff Barr at Syndic8 and is a great idea.