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Science != Technology

Posted by Sat, 10 Jun 2006 17:12:00 GMT

3 comments Latest by Doug Tue, 13 Jun 2006 22:30:21 GMT

My fiance keeps pointing out how annoying it is to see science grouped with technology on the Google News site. (see Sci/Tech)

Why is this annoying? Well… take a look at the following screenshot.

What doesn’t seem like it belongs in this list?

If you guessed, “Dwarf dinosaur fossil found in Germany”... you guessed right!

I wish that they had just a Science category as I hardly see how this needs to be grouped with news about Nintendo or new voip phone applications.

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    Chris Mon, 12 Jun 2006 02:44:53 GMT

    I have custom searches defined on my Google news page – “internet music” is a fun one, for instance. You might be able to get some mileage like that.

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    Dado Mon, 12 Jun 2006 05:02:38 GMT

    I was thinking just the same a while ago. Indeed, I contacted Google News Italy (where all news in the Science section are about mobile phones and game consoles) to raise the point. The response wasn’t great… basically that they do not have editorial control over their news sources. True, but Google write the filters!!! Anyhow, I hope the situation will improve… thanx for raising the point.

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    Doug Tue, 13 Jun 2006 22:30:21 GMT

    Try BBC News. It has two seperate sections for Science and Technology and its won numerous awards for quality.