I have a couple of subscription for Google News e-mail notifications for terms like “circadian” and what-not. This makes me informed fast enough for what I need (i.e., making a decision to blog or not about the news). Usually, I’d get 2-3 new entries for the “circadian” search-term each day (and even less for some other terms). A couple of days ago, I noticed that I am getting dozens. What is interesting that the entries are not from MSM or places like EurekAlert, but from blogs and MySpace!
So, what is the purpose of Google News? If I want to see what all websites have, I’ll use Google Search. If I want to see what bloggers are saying, I use Google Blogsearch. Google News is specifically for seeing what the MSM is saying. So, why did they do this? What is the distinction now between the three search engines?
The only positive I can think of is that my own entries show up there. But that only started about 5 minutes ago when Technorati finally updated my blog there after about 5 months of my whining and complaining to them. So, what is the connection between Technorati and Google? How did that work?