Lawrence, KS, November 25, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- Revolution Systems, LLC announces the release of NewsCloud, a service which allows a new and interesting view of the Washington Post's content. It creates a blog like "tag cloud" of keywords gleaned from the RSS feeds of the Washington Post. However, you can zoom into the tag cloud to see less popular keywords. View it at http://www.revsys.com/newscloud/.
The Washington Post recently opened their content to allow the creation of mashups. With this new ability Revolution Systems created NewsCloud, a new way of looking at news.
The concept is fairly simple. We take all of the stories in the Washington Post's RSS feeds and generate a "tag cloud" of the keywords, similiar to those created for blogs. However, the difference between NewsCloud and a normal blog tag cloud is that there are 61,000 some keywords. In order to make the site more useful you can "zoom" into the cloud to view less and less popular keywords.
As you zoom into the cloud the user can stumble upon interesting topics and when they find a keyword they are interested in they can click it for a list of all of the recent Washington Post stories containing that keyword.
Try it for yourself at http://www.revsys.com/newscloud/
WARNING: Using NewsCloud has been found to cause lost productivity and increased time wasting in laboratory employees. Use at your own risk!