NewsCloud is a site experiment that fetches news from Google News, tries to find tags related to each news and presents a tag cloud of the daily news.
During the news process, there's no human intervention. All tags are discovered automatically from Google News by text analysis.
When a user passes the mouse over a tag, related tags gets highlighted. That way, you can have a glance of what the news is about.
When a user clicks on a tag, the related news are presented on the right box. Clicking on them goes directly to the news source.
The pages are served statically, and are generated every 30 minutes.
Currently, NewsCloud works on news for U.S. and Brasil. More countries are coming soon!
17/05/2006 - Journalism.co.uk runned an article on NewsCloud.
31/05/2006 - We were featured on Folha de São Paulo.
24/05/2006 - Started this ChangeLog, so I can list new stuff about NewsCloud. Added support for relative URLs. So now you can click here and go directly to the Technology session. The URLs are presented as normal HREFs (so you can open them in new tabs or "copy url" as you wish)