Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Google News Timeline

This is neat and useful from Google - a display format that organizes search results chronologically and allows users to view news and other data sources on a browsable, graphical timeline. Available data sources include recent and historical news, scanned newspapers and magazines, blog posts, sports scores, and information about various types of media, like music albums and movies. (see the faq for details) The default display shows Wikipedia Events and Time Magazine but components can be added/deleted with the "Add more queries" option. Here I've done a search for "Russia and missile defense" and displayed the results month by month. An excellent tool for seeing how the newspicture unfolds, but (unfortunately) also irresistible for whiling away the hours...

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