Internet has fundamentally changed the way news are provided and found. Contrary to the traditional sources of news like newspapers, news magazines, radio and TV, news readers don’t have to be confined to whatever that particular news source wants to provide them or have provided them. Now, they can just go to any search engine like, ExcitingAds, Yahoo, Google, Alta Vista, Search Engine Watch or any other of their choice and perform a global, national or local news search,, right away. Depending on what you are looking for or what your goal is just a few keywords and clicks can bring world to your tips. If you are just doing the regular morning news reading and want to know what is going on in the world, go to any search engine and search the keyword “news”. Every search engine will immediately show you a list of millions of news pages world wide. You are free to start browsing and choosing the results. You can choose any news site from the search results, click on it and boom, you are there. Suppose, you choose CNN. As soon as you click on CNN link, you are on CNN’s home page. There you can click on any group of news of your choice like, US, World, politics, justice, entertainment, etc. or you can start reading and browsing news breaking and featured news right on the home page. Select any news you want to read, click on it’s link and there you have the full news story. Suppose you choose, A. Click on this link and there you are on the full story. The page has a video, links to other breaking and related news, option for comments and links to send it to social networking sites. You can also share news right from this page, email it to your friends or save on your computer.
Now, suppose, you prefer to hear news, rather then to read it. Go back to any search engine, enter a key phrase like, ‘news pod cast’, and there you are, having a list of millions of news pod casts worldwide. Suppose you chose NPR. Click on the link and there you are on NPR’s news pod casts directory page. You see icons, directing towards different towards a wide collection of pod casts like, playback, health, science, culture, politics or any other topic of your interest. Click on any of these and there you have the pod cast on your favorite topic. You can subscribe to it through your favorite pod casting tool like, itunes, My Yahoo or Zune or you can copy and paste the URL from this page into your pod casting tool or you can download and listen to the pod cast right from your computer.
Suppose, you would like to watch news photos or slide shows. Go back to the search engine of your choice, use key phrase like, news photos and search. There you are with millions of links to news photos and slide shows. Suppose you selected Yahoo! news slide shows. Click on the link and there you are on Yahoo! news slide shows main page. The page usually have a featured photo at the top of the page. If this interests you that is fine, otherwise the photo collections and slide shows are grouped as most viewed, most emailed, top stories, U.S. news and a bunch of other topics. Scroll down to your favorite topic and click on the picture of your interest and there you have the slide show of your interest. There is a forward arrow at the top of the picture you can click it to browse forward the photos. If you are on any photo other the first one on that show, you will have a back arrow to go back on your browsing of photos. When you reach the last photo in that particular slide show, you don’t have the forward arrow anymore and only browsing arrow you have is the one directing backwards. Right from this page you can send it to Facebook or Twitter, email it to your friends or print it down for yourself and others. On this you also have links to related news, which may be of your interest and then at the bottom of page you have links to Yahoo! RSS subscription page, news alerts (requires Yahoo account and login), weather alerts (also requires Yahoo! account and login), Yahoo! sitemap, help and feedback.
Suppose, you want to watch news videos. Go back to your favorite search engine and use a key phrase like, News videos. Click search and there you are with millions of links to news videos. Suppose, you choose CNN. Click on the link and there you are on CNN U.S. news videos page. Video player starts by default, as soon as you get on the page. If you want to continue watching that, fine. Otherwise, scroll down. Right under the news video player, in left column there is list of featured videos. You can select one of those, if you like. In the middle column, there is a Facebook recommend link. You can recommend it to your Facebook friends, right from there, if you want. In right column, there is a list of now playing videos. You can select, click and watch on of those. If not, scroll down a little further and you have category links to International, iReports, On TV and Espanol. There is also a list latest news videos on topics like, most popular, U.S., World, politics, entertainment and a bunch of others. You can select and click on any of these categories to go and watch news videos in that particular category. There is also a box of picture icons with captions, linking to featured news videos. You can select, click and watch from there.
If you are interested in news social networking, go back to your favorite search engine. Use key phrase like, news social networks and click search. There you are with millions of links to news social network pages. You can select one like Reddit and click. There you are, socializing with millions of news junkies worldwide.
In short, Internet news search, satisfies all kind of tastes, preferences and approaches, related to news access. You will definitely find one that suits and interests you, with millions of choices, worldwide and /or within your country, state, province, region. Whatever you prefer and like. It doesn’t matter if you are a better reader, listener or watcher. Internet offers a lot to everyone.