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google news

While I was traveling, Google launched Google News (I was far enough in another world that I didn't even find out until I came back). Now I found a couple of articles and comments, here, here and here.

As with any new technology there's been the usual profecies of "the Death of XXX" XXX being, in this case, News Editors.

How ridiculous. What caught my attention was that no one whatsoever was mentioning the fact that Google is pooling news from sites that have editors. In a sense they are simply choosing what editors are choosing, more or less. So how does this make editors obsolete? If you ask me, it makes them more necessary. But you can't stop the hype machine...

Categories: technology
Posted by diego on October 1 2002 at 10:32 PM

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