Don´t you ever want to follow news as they develop? I do. And my problem is that in order to do this I have to alternate between many different news sites and the blogosphere mostly represented by Technorati. So here´s a web site that the Fon Labs developed so I could track unfolding news (in this case we did it to track how the BT Fon news were disseminating around the world). It is called Unfolding News and it is a simple search engine of unfolding news. You can try it out with any term you are interested in searching that may be newsworthy.  And since this is an experimental product we of course accept any ideas on how to make it better.

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Matthieu on October 15, 2007  · 

Great tool ! Looking forward to having a Netvibes widget for that …

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Simon on October 17, 2007  · 

Great idea, something I could actually see myself using on a daily basis 🙂

The first problem I fell over after less than 20 seconds on the site.
You get too many “May be relevant”-stories, things that does not have anything to do with what I’m looking for, but have some kind of relation to it.

When I search for Michael Vick, I wan’t to know about the dogfighting scandal, and not “UPI NewsTrack Sports”.
Then of course you will argument that some people just wan’t to know about how he played last night, which is true, but if I have to write half an article to get the right news, I’m probably just going to read cnn instead.
What I’m trying to say is that you need some kind of algorithm that finds the “HOT NOW!” news, and sorts out the rest in a “Related” collection, maybe aligned in the right side of the page 🙂

But all in all, a very good idea that I very well could find myself using, if I mostly got the news I’m looking for and related to it 🙂

Thumbs up from here!

That’s my 2 cent!

(by the way – your javascript is making my browser go craaazy)

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