Thursday, 17 March 2011

Scintilla, Nature's Curious News Aggregator

I can't quite remember what wandering on the interwebs brought me to it. Whatever the path that led me to it, I recently discovered Nature's Scintilla service. I haven't entirely worked out what its purpose is but if you click on the "Top Stories", it aggregates articles on a common subject from a number of sources (based on how many mentions you request).

It does solidify my opinion that many news sources are horribly uncreative. They even have the same article titles at times. That said, this might be a selection effect based on how Scintilla's algorithm works and which page it places on top. Make of this tool what you will.

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