Google Jumps Into Content Side of News
Google's News section rolled out new features yesterday, including their 'cluster pages,' which display relevant articles, quotes and timelines for specific news topics. The goal is to provide a richer, deeper collage of the news coverage of a story.
All of that is typical google: organizing the world's information.
Where they diverge from the norm is in a short link at the top right corner of the page, which instructs, "Add a comment if you are part of this story." You can see an example on the Intel anti-trust topic page, here.
The link leads to a data submission form, and quotes are theoretically integrated into Google's representation of a news topic.
Collecting quotes from sources has historically been the work of print and television journalists, who have very public love-hate relationship with master-aggregator Google.
Last week Marissa Mayer contended that Google and the web would save journalism; this could be a first step.
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