Megan Taylor

front-end dev, volunteacher, news & data junkie, bibliophile, Flyers fan, sci-fi geek and kitteh servant

Find Related

A number of services have surfaced which allow users to easily find and bookmark links related to the Web site being viewed.

StumbleUpon

Sphere

Yoono

I was thinking about how these can be used to find related articles in newspapers. In reporting, one article on a subject could easily lead to the next this way.

Could newspapers incorporate this technology into their own Web sites? And if so, would it be paper-specific or lead also to related article in other papers?

5/4/2009 Update: News Web sites are still trying to figure this out. Creating topic pages, linking in between related articles and more have been tried, but I still haven’t really seen a result I like. Two examples I do like: Publish2 and Google News Timeline.

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