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COOL: wotnews.com.au, Search, scrape and analyses news for you!

April 21st, 2009 2 comments
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Got told by a co-worker about this today, a news site that searches, scrapes and analyses news items for you. wotnews.com.au, even has a Google Alerts style notification system to get told when interesting news items trickle through. Whats really impressive about this little beauty is that its written by a very small team and is packed with functionality.

Say we want to know more about the Sun being acquired by Oracle item from yesterday, query it. You’ll get a bunch of highlights for the month regarding the two keywords, and the latest articles aggregated over the internet. It even has Twitter integration to findout the latest goss.

While it seems to be still in its infancy, this web-application (and the AI behind it) will surely improve over time bringing some very interesting utilities for gathering news. Who needs Digg.com now apart from the memes and references to PedoBear?

The web framework behind it I was told is Django (which I’ve toyed around with) and the front-end makes heavy use of CSS Sprites as seen on this graphic.

Learn about CSS Sprites

You can learn more about CSS Sprites via these links:

Funky!

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