A Different Look at World News

The World News Network aggregates news from hundreds of sites around the world, organized by region and industry.

Powered by a proprietary news search engine, the World News Network draws from several hundred online news sources in 20 languages. Stories are grouped into more than 500 subject and geographical categories.

Each story is presented with a headline and opening paragraph, often accompanied by a photograph. Links with each story offer related information based on the topic, region or industry that's central to the story.

The site's "Special Reports" are particularly interesting, focusing on global hot spots. For example, there are special reports on Argentina, Baghdad, Kashmir, and numerous other tumultuous regions around the world. In addition to local news from those areas, there are also links to other sources of online information on the region for more in-depth research.

World News Network is an interesting alternative to some of the other news aggregation services, such as Google News and Moreover. Definitely worth a look if you spend time following the news each day on the web.

The home page for the World News Network, featuring headlines and top stories from around the world.

The World News Network
This page features links to topic or region specific sites, including verticals focusing on business and industry, sports, entertainment, science, and other area of interest.

Search Engine Forums Spotlight

Pay per search model - why wouldn't it work?
Webmaster World Forum
"What would stop Google charging users on a pay per search basis? By this I mean Google charging users a couple of cents for every search they do. What is SO awful about this business model that people rarely give it serious consideration?"

Google vs design and speed
Webmaster World Forum
"Is Google stopping the web from developing?"

Forbes says Google IPO - Q1-2003
Webmaster World Forum
"Can Google transition to a publicly traded company and still come out the other end as Google?"

Google penalties set to expire
Webmaster World Forums
"...recently we penalized some domains that participated in a certain link exchange program... I just wanted to let those site owners know that those penalties are set to expire, and most of those domains will be coming back."

IP cloaking and copyright
ihelpyou Forums
"I haven't seen any discussion of IP Cloaking from the Intellectual Property vantage point."

Optimized pages and PPC
Cre8asite Forums
"At what point would you consider it redundant to have a PPC ad on Google and Overture when your optimized page has hit the first SERP?"

Search Engine Forums Spotlight courtesy Search Engine Guide.

Search Headlines

NOTE: Article links often change. In case of a bad link, use the publication's search facility, which most have, and search for the headline.

Online search engines news
Ask Jeeves Dumps Traditional Banner Ad Unit...
dmnews.com Jan 6 2003 7:24AM GMT
Domain name news
VeriSign to revive Network Solutions...
SiliconValley.com Jan 6 2003 5:30AM GMT
Online portals news
Slate: Yahoo rediscovers search...
MSNBC Jan 6 2003 1:42AM GMT
Online search engines news
Spotting web search-topic trends...
The Hindu Jan 6 2003 0:39AM GMT
Online content news
36 Years Of LIFE Magazine Covers On The Web...
URLwire Jan 3 2003 4:29PM GMT
Tech latest
Do-gooders will wreck the Internet...
ZDNet Jan 3 2003 1:40PM GMT
Top internet stories
Buying Online? Be Froogle...
Time Jan 3 2003 8:46AM GMT
Online search engines news
Better than Google...
Poynter Institute Jan 3 2003 7:22AM GMT
Online portals news
MSN Taking On AOL With Web Premiere Service...
Billboard Jan 2 2003 7:01PM GMT
Domain name news
Domain name firms go head-to-head in legal battle...
Silicon.com Jan 2 2003 4:40PM GMT
XML and metadata news
'Why I turned Pepys' diary into a weblog'...
BBC Jan 2 2003 12:26PM GMT
Online marketing news
New Strategy in the War on Spammers...
New York Times Jan 2 2003 6:45AM GMT
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About the author

Chris Sherman is a frequent contributor to several information industry journals. He's written several books, including The McGraw-Hill CD ROM Handbook and The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See, co-authored with Gary Price. Chris has written about search and search engines since 1994, when he developed online searching tutorials for several clients. From 1998 to 2001, he was About.com's Web Search Guide.