Currently I’m counting multiple items based on links. The problem with links is that they are not so unique as I initially thought.
Lois Gray shared the item “ReadBurner Goes from 0 to 12,000+ In Four Days” which links to:
I reshared the item using the most recent feed of ReadBurner but there the link is:
The real link suddenly appears in the original:id field of the feed but I cannot use this field either, because sometimes google writes something completely usesless into this field.
I saw this problem coming from the first day, but due to the leak I had no time look more deeply into it. One thing I tried was counting by Headline, but it made some strange problems, so I threw the code away.
My questions to you:
- Can there happen something strange, when I’m comparing mulit-items by Title. Don’t know what it can be. Something like Charset problems in other lanugages or titles with html in it or what the heck ever?
- Is there maybe a much easier way to get a unique id of an shared item?
Let me know if you’ve got some ideas.