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December 21, 2004

News using RSS/Images

Scoble lists few  news sites. One of them is 10x1o.  Its a nice little application. This is how it works -

Every hour, 10x10 scans the RSS feeds of several leading  international news sources, and performs an elaborate process   of weighted linguistic analysis on the text contained in their  top news stories. After this process, conclusions are automatically drawn about the hour's most important words. The top 100 words   are chosen, along with 100 corresponding images, culled from   the source news stories. At the end of each day, month, and year, 10x10 looks back through its archives to conclude the top 100 words for the given time period. In this way, a constantly evolving record of our world is formed, based on prominent  world events, without any human input.

Flickr guys should try building something similar to this  using Google apis (correction: Google doesn't provide news api).

There is this uncanny link  similarity between wordcount concept and the tagging feature as implemented by flickr. 

December 21, 2004 in Emerging Technologies | Permalink


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