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Submission + - Google News has controversial new look-> 2 2

dpletche writes: Google News, historically one of the most powerful and versatile news aggregation sources on the internet, has been completely redesigned for customers in the USA. The new site appears to substitute a Facebook-like activity stream for the earlier topic-based sections. It also includes a number of mandatory new sections and comprehensive monitoring of user behavior. Reaction from the user community has been energetic, if not at all positive.

What other alternatives exist for users who aren't satisfied with the new design?

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Google News has controversial new look

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  • I think the redesign is bad.
    'Energetic' is putting it lightly. I can only see negative reactions on Google support forums and other sites.
    Google destroyed Google Groups and now some idiots at Google have destroyed Google News.
    The alternatives like Bing News are no better.
    No other news aggregation sites have the two column layout and stretches to the full width of the browser window like the previous version of Google News did.

    For the short term, it seems you can switch your default news page to some other c

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