Google News now has “expandable stories”

Google News recently introduced ”expandable stories.” Each story box is collapsed down to one headline, except for the top story. When a headline grabs your attention, click to expand and view related videos and photos as well as related articles marked according to genre, like “Opinion” or “In Depth.”

Facebook overtakes Google News as media site traffic driver

Facebook was the #4 source of visits to News and Media sites last week, after Google, Yahoo! and msn, according to Hitwise. Google News accounted for 1.39% of visits to News and Media websites, and Facebook accounted for 3.52%. That’s a big shift since last April, when they were about equal.

Google News has new Twitter feed

Feed was launched April 21 and sends out one headline an hour.  @googlenews

Google News Timeline

New and very cool: “Google News Timeline is a web application that organizes search results chronologically. It allows users to view news and other data sources on a browsable, graphical timeline. Available data sources include recent and historical news, scanned newspapers and magazines, blog posts, sports scores, and information about various types of media, like […]