New Inform.com News
Aggregator for News and Blogs Available in Beta
October 17th 2005
A new news aggregator has been developed and is
available for use in a beta version. The new website,
appears to have more bells and whistles than other aggregators
including Yahoo, Google News and Topix but with fewer news sources.
Since the site is in beta more sources might be
expected in the future, after all Google and others are continually
adding new news sources.
News aggregators have become popular because it
takes time for regular search engines to pick up on relevant news
stories. For instance, if you are looking for news story concerning
a prom cancellation, some search engines will have the story buried
on page 40060.
The company says the site works best with IE 6.0
or later. For us the site did not load with our Internet Explorer
6.0 browser. It did load in Firefox fine, but according to Inform,
not all features including unique navigational aspects can be
utilized with Firefox. It is in beta and we expect the problem to
Standard features include a customizable channel,
news separated by category. Categories include Sports, Lead
Stories, US and world stories, health, business and sci tech. Free
registration will give users full access of their services.
Hot channels will break many categories into
smaller groups. For instance under gadgets you will find news
related to cell phones, digital cameras, digital music players.
This is a great way for people that have a narrow interest to sort
through relevant stories.
Remember the site is still in beta. We were
logged out because of inactivity. That could be troublesome. They have
limited the news sources to 1000. We could not find an advanced
search yet, nor a RSS service. It will be interesting to follow the
site and their future evolution.
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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