Nyhetssajter länkar till varandra

NyTimes (logga in) har en artikel som beskriver att Washington Post, The New York Sun and The Daily Oklahoman har gått samman och anlitat nyhetsaggregeringssajten Inform.com för länka till andra relaterade nyheter från deras artikelsidor.

The Washington Post, The New York Sun and The Daily Oklahoman, in Oklahoma City, have contracted with an online news aggregator, Inform.com, to scan hundreds of news and blog sites and deliver content related to articles appearing on their Web sites, regardless of who published those articles. Links to those articles will appear in a box beside the site’s original article or within the text of the story.

But the Inform service will generate links automatically. To put a link within or near a story now [...], most publications must do so manually or at least review the link that its technology system has suggested. Inform’s technology scans each story from a client’s Web site as well as other content from the Web, then automatically inserts links on the client’s site. Inform also updates the links continuously to point readers to more recent content.

Amerikanska sajter, via Inform, inför alltså samma typ av system som Metro använder på flera av sina artikelsidor. I Metros fall tror jag att det är aitellu som står för aggregeringen, men principen är dennasamma som med Inform. Intressant utveckling som antyder att nyhetsaggregeringssajterna inte bara är parasiter, utan tjänster som bör kunna återföra information tillbaka till nyhetssajterna.

  1. Michael Flessas skriver:

    I should think that unedited scanning is not the best way to present the news. However, if one wants a ”brute force” approach to distribution, then the method described in your post will do the deed.

    With all good wishes,

    Michael Flessas

    Blog: http://michaelflessas.blogspot.com
    Website: http://flessas.googlepages.com

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