Saturday, October 20, 2007

Google News Application on Facebook

Google News Blog: Google News goes social

The title says it all. Google has brought the official Google News application to Facebook. It takes just a moment to get started and instant news.

During the set up, it allows check boxes for the standard news headings, as well as allowing custom news topics. I chose Twitter, Apple and Google. Surprisingly, Google's own news about the Facebook application wasn't included in the top three.

The application comes with the now standard Facebook expand arrows at the top of each section with Share + buttons on each article. However, clicking the full coverage button takes you to Google News @ the Google web site. That's a bit disconcerting. Additionally, the section are not able to be relocated as on the main Facebook profile pages.

All of that said, this is a beta version and will likely improve in short order.

Give it a go here.

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