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Google never stops researching new ways to package and present information.
Have you noticed that Google has added a marvelous new section to its news search results, named Google Fast Flip?
GFF presents the news of the day in 4 broadbands, each band presenting a thumbnail sketch of the story within its original context. SO this way you not only can read the title and the opening paragraphs of the story but also the web page where it is embedded in.
Once you have a page in your sight, you can flip through the other pages in sequence by clicking your Right or Left arrow keys. And when you double click, you are taken to the original web page itself.
The story categories and sub-categories that Google came up with are as follows:
- Most Viewed
Topics (updated dynamically every day)
- Punxsutawney Phil
- Brad Pitt
- Sandra Bullock
- Nancy Kerrigan
- Technology Review
- New York Times
- Foreign Policy
- Business Week
- All Sources
I find myself visiting GFF more than the regular News categories that precede it. It’s a great way to flip through fast the stories of the day within a visually pleasing context.