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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

News Your Way

I just started using Google News and once again, they've done it better than anything I've ever seen (who ARE these people????) What Google News does is provide an ultra customizable interface for creating a news page online that has only and *exactly* what I care to know about. I can eliminate Sports - and add a news feed for virtual business, a favorite topic. I can tell it how many articles I want to see on the main page for each topic and what geographic areas I care about.

From information overload to disenfranchisement with the mass media, I could easily opt to hide from the world for weeks - but then again, I'd much rather just know what I want to know about (is the world ending?). If there is one thing I love about the web, it is personalization - and Google News is just what I'm talking about.