Monday, November 06, 2006
Go Topix! Go
TechCrunch has a piece on Topix, my favorite news engine. Here's a few things to keep in mind:"What does Topix offer that Yahoo! News and Google News don’t? A few things. When Topix relaunched in August, the company said its index had grown to include 50,000 news sources - 10 times more than the Google News and 7 times as large as Yahoo! News. Topix has topical pages, has strong search by zip code, integrates relatively active forums and visualization. The year long time line displayed with every search is a fast way to skip to a particular date in a news search and shows the context of the point in time you are skipping to. Try using the timeline on Topix and then try to accomplish the same result with Yahoo or Google news search. Topix also has the most extensive support for RSS."If you think you are doing a complete free news search by using Yahoo and/or Google news, think again.