For a News junkie like me ever since I was a kid I was hooked onto newspapers. When I was introduced to the internet and its wonderful concept of free online news, I was in heaven. 🙂
But I never liked the bland way websites show news headlines. There is something about a newspaper with its layout and format which makes reading news a lot more easier. Google has now brought that concept with fast flip which is still in beta phase.
What does Google Flip Fast do?
- Google’s Fast Flip takes screenshots of news as it happens and puts it up like a slide show for readers to flip through whatever interests them. Hence the name Fast Flip. Its supposed to simulate how a person might go through a newspaper.
- Some news websites are worried because when you click on the small article heading thumbnail it takes you to a larger full scale screenshot of the article and not the original article’s page. This can mean a loss of traffic for the original website.
- Google’s argument is quite interesting. If a content company does not want its content to show up on Google then they can disallow Google from doing this but no major news organisation has chosen to de-list its website from Google Search. 😉
All said and done, I like Fast Flip and looking forward to it showing India centric news rather than only US centric as it is doing presently.
google flip is just waste
its of no use yet…
It’s really awesome tool…….Like it 🙂
Imagine the Raddiwala’s plight 😉
Google fast flip very useful to read news online.
I agree, though it still does not show a great deal of options but I guess it will get much better over the next couple of months.
“Google’s argument is quite interesting. If a content company does not want its content to show up on Google then they can disallow Google from doing this but no major news organisation has chosen to de-list its website from Google Search”
why any company eny if google showing its news screenshot..
its their profit to be listed in fastflip after all it is Search engine giant with #1 alexa ranking google .
i really loved the categorical presentation of the news..just like good old newspaper way. Don’t know about the world news but it covered all the sports stuff 😀
Google deserves a pat on their back, again.