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Google News Timeline

On Monday, Google Labs announced the launch of Google News Timeline, a new feature that organizes many different types of search results on a zoomable, graphical timeline.

Visual results come from a variety of sources including Time Magazine.  By clicking on Add More Queries, users searchers may include their customized choices of newspapers and magazines and blogs. A pulldown menu allows users to further filter for headlines, quotes, photos, videos, books, and more. 

The time browse function is particularly neat.

To browse through time, you can specify a date in your search, drag the timeline of results, or set the time scale to days, weeks, months, years, or even decades.  

The decade search reaches back to the 1400s (pulling from Wikipedia results) making this a convenient browsing tool for history topics as far back as the middle ages, as well as an attractive current events strategy.

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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