Monday, April 27, 2009

Google News Timeline Gives Readers the Whole Story

Paul Harvey used to give us "the rest of the story." Now we can use Google News Timeline to do the same--to look at how a famous person's career has progressed, to overview societal trends, or even to follow stories that were buried in your newspaper's back pages until something put them in the limelight.

The main page of Google News Timeline displays the week's top stories in columns representing one day. Users can drag the results left, right, up or down, much as they can with Google Maps, to see different days or to scroll deeper within a day. They can also change the time intervals to weekly, monthly or yearly. One of the most interesting features of the main news page is that it includes Time magazine covers, so users can easily view world events over the years.

Check it out!

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