MSN ‘s Live.com and Start.com Offer “Feed” Only Search Tab

It looks like MSN continues to slowly release its feed search tool. In August, Danny and others posted about two “undocumented”* pieces of MSN Search syntax that allowed you to limit your search to only material that comes from feeds.

Well, that was 2 months ago and now via either the new Live.com or the Start.com sites you’ll find a tab that allows you to see only material coming from feeds. Needless to say, this is still early (very) beta stuff and lots of work needs to be done.

To keyword search only “feeds,” enter your terms in the main search box (duh!) and then click the “Feeds” tab. You can also search feeds by selecting the “Add Content” link in the left column.

What’s Available
+ Option to click and subscribe to feed on Start.com or Live.com page
+ Cache of each post, in some cases a date is provided
+ It seems that some of MSN’s advanced syntax (ie: intitle, language, etc.) works

What’s Not Available
+ Sort by date
+ At this point I was only able to find posts about two days old

* Those pieces of syntax are not documented on this MSN help page.

Postscript: MS’s Live.com now works with Firefox.

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