At a time when newspapers -- led by News Corp.'s
Google Living Stories is an experiment with the New York Times
Each story has an evolving summary of current developments as well as an interactive timeline of critical events. Stories can be explored by themes, significant participants or multimedia. … Updates to the story are highlighted each time you come back, and older news is summarized.
I like the way the pages are presented, and they're far more useful than my trying to find information the "old-fashioned" way. Google is hosting the pages for the time being, but they'll eventually live on the newspapers' websites.
Try out a couple of topics … say, health care or the Washington Redskins. Do you find this useful? Would you be more likely to visit a newspaper's website that uses Living Stories? Should Murdoch and competitors like Gannett
Fool analyst Rex Moore was a paperboy for the Austin American-Statesman. He owns no companies mentioned in this article. Google is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers selection. Try any of our Foolish newsletters today, free for 30 days.