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Open Thread Thursday: Google Living Stories

Posted 17 Feb 2010 by 

Ruth Suehle (Red Hat)
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Yesterday The Guardian reported on Living Stories, a Google Labs project tested over the last few months with the help of the New York Times and the Washington Post. Now they're turning it over to the open source community.

We've all heard that the face of journalism is changing. We've seen it with the massive losses of small-town papers and struggles of even larger publications. And so everyone in the industry has their eyes on what's next.

Do you see Living Stories fitting into the future of journalism? Is it a way you'd like to consume news?

How do you see it fitting into other projects? Living Stories helps make sense of the news by putting events in context. Could you integrate that into a content management system and apply it to non-news content? Improve collaboration with context?




Ruth Suehle leads community marketing for Red Hat's Open Source and Standards team, including the Fedora Project and is the moderator of the Life channel here on She's co-author of Raspberry Pi Hacks