Quick update on FastContent
Yesterday I wrote about FastContent, a cool little utility for grabbing articles in quantity and formatting them for your websites.
I am digging into it a bit deeper, and have found one annoying limitation. It does not seem to handle multi-word keywords as a single phrase. For example, a search for red widgets seems that it would reveal articles with EITHER red OR widgets ANYWHERE in the article. This is a real drag… putting the phrase in quotes does not seem to change anything, nor does adding a plus sign between keywords, such as red+widgets.
I’m going to continue to experiment with it, as even if I have to manually scan the articles for related ones, it’s faster than the Orwell approach has been for me. Still, this seems like a glaring oversight, and I may contact the product’s support to see what they say about such a phrase matching feature. The articles sites themselves can do it, so FastContent should be able to as well!