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Comment: News + Local bloggers = glut (Score 2, Insightful) 315 315

The future of news will be with the news aggregators like Topix.net. A system that auto-categorizes the news, finding news from far-flung sources about anything you might be interested in. No one has time to read every news source. The number of sources is only going to grow as more and more citizen journalists and blogs evolve into a network of reliable local news.

Yahoo news crawls some 7000+ news sites, Google News crawls 4500+ English news sites, and Topix.net crawls 10,000+ news sites. Once you add in the thousands of local blogs, you will need a system like Topix.net to filter the relentless stream of news articles and posts that are generated every day. You will need something that can sort through the news, determine the trends, and ignore the old repeated stories for you and present them to you in RSS for consumption with your favorite RSS news reader.

-AS

You can do this in a number of ways. IBM chose to do all of them. Why do you find that funny? -- D. Taylor, Computer Science 350

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