extra, extra, get all your news in one place: Google Fast Flip

Get your news all in one place with Google Fast Flip. Google Fast Flip allows the viewer to look at several news websites at the same time. When a story catches your eye you can click on the page and then read the article and be led to another story. You can choose your topics and sources you would like to be led too. You can also customize your own section with topics or news sites that interest you.

Ben LaMothe, who writes a blog for Online Journalism Blog, likes the idea of Fast Flip. Paul Bradshaw, who also writes for Online Journalism Blog, does not seem as overly enthusiastic with the whole idea.

Now for me, I think it is a nice application, to be able to see the front page of all of the websites I enjoy to looking at in one place. It is also nice to go to one site and get all of the news I want. But wasn’t that what Google News was for? Why was there a need to produce Fast Flip? And if you refer to the previous post, the CEO of Google was saying they were not trying to hurt the newspaper business. So why make a site that simulates turning or flipping pages.

To me it looks like Google is trying to compensate to the readers out there who like to turn the pages.

What do you think of Google Fast Flip? If you haven’t checked it out, check out the video below or check it out yourself and come back and let me know what you think. The mobile version is available of iPhone and Android.

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One response to “extra, extra, get all your news in one place: Google Fast Flip

  1. bpsears

    Google Fast Flip is an interesting idea but seems like overload as is.

    It lacks customization. I think GFF would be better if you could get it to go get stories on subjects and keywords your interested in rather than just feeding you whatever is coming in and letting you sort it.

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