news and blogs to live under one roof at yahoo! 10.11.2005, 10:19 AM
posted by ben vershbow
Yahoo's revamped news search will present news and blogs side by side on the same page. In addition, the site will feature related images from Flickr, the social photo-sharing site that Yahoo purchased earlier this year, as well as user-contributed links from My Web (a feature that allows you to save and store web pages, and share them with others).
As before, the front news page will promote only stories from mainstream media sources, while the blog-news combo appears on a second-tier page that you arrive at when you conduct a specific search, or click for more details or more stories. No doubt, this was done, at least in part, to mollify angry news outlets who will likely call foul for making hard news share space with blogs. Still, the webscape has changed. All but the most cursory glance at the headlines will yield a richly confusing array of mainstream and grassroots sources.
(thoughtful analysis from Tim Porter)
Posted by ben vershbow on October 11, 2005 10:19 AM
tags: Publishing, Broadcast, and the Press, RSS, aggregation, blog, blogging, blogs, citizen_journalism, journalism, media, msm, news, newspaper, portal, search, syndication, yahoo, yahoo!
Bryan Alexander on October 12, 2005 9:46 AM:
I wonder if Yahoo is going to produce a front end aggregator, a la Google News. Or Memeorandum.