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News Buzz Tracking

I found through , God bless him.

extracts "" from news stories appearing in and displays them in real time in a "tag cloud" so that users can see at a glance what are the most cited topics in the news.

For the unintiated, tags are simply keywords that are applied to something. On the Internet, they’ve been implemented as a way for users to supply their own metadata to online resources. Yahoo! is ; bloggers provide tags on their own blogs which ; social bookmarking services such as and allow users to organize their bookmarks using tags; and .

Newzingo is doing basically the same thing, except its source of "tags" is from Google News and not individuals.  Regardless of the technology under the hood, Newzingo is a fascinating glimpse into what journalists world-wide are covering.

Be sure to check out Newzingo’s sister site, , which–you got it–does the same thing for tech stories and, my favorite, , which tracks propular search items using and .

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David Erickson is principal of e-Strategy Media, a digital marketing consultancy based in Minnesota. David has extensive experience in digital marketing and is often used as an expert source by media and asked to speak on the topic before organizations and to sit on panel discussions.

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