Vibe-Check Current Events by Category: NewsDrizzle

NewsDrizzle shows you word clouds based on recent headlines and lets you randomly browse the news.

Choose a topic from the drop down menu and click the “Generate Word Cloud” button. You’ll get a word cloud of the most common non-stopwords based on the headlines of RSS feeds devoted to that topic. Underneath the cloud you’ll see three Google News search links populated by random choices from the word cloud. The results from the Google News search are restricted to the last week.

It’s not so much “browsing the news” as “pogo-sticking the news” but I find it’s an interesting way to semi-randomly browse current events.

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