Imagine my surprise this morning when I pull up a browser window to do a search with my favorite search engine and I find something new – an added tab on the Google home page labeled News. Google has built very nice news page that not only lists the latest news items but shows how old they are and lets you search “4,000 continuously updated news sources”. Something else I find nice is that you can leave the Google News page open and it will refresh/reload every 15 minutes to show you what’s changed.
According to Google…
“The headlines that appear on Google news are selected entirely by computer algorithms, based on how and where the stories appear elsewhere on the web. There are no human editors at Google selecting or grouping the headlines and no individual decides which stories get top placement.”
Find out all about the Google News page here.