Thursday, July 07, 2005

Add a Podcast category to Google News

Recently, I wanted to start paying attension to Podcast News, so I added a custom section which searches all news for the word "podcast". This adds a section on the http://news.google.com home page so that I can skim the latest news in this breaking area of news.

You can do the same for any news item you'd like to track as well:

1. go to news.google.com
2. If you haven't customisd this, you can click "customize this page" in the right side of the news.google.com page. Or, you can click "Edit this customized page" if you have already added custom sections or rearranged the news on this page.
3. In the box that opens on the right side of this page, you can click the "add a custom section" button to the bottom of this box.
4. In the Keywords box, place the keyword or keywords which will narrow down the news for just this section to deliver the stories you'd like to see.
5. Click "add section" and viola you is done as the french chef would say.
6. Finally, click close in the section edit box to close the edit box and return to a normal news.google.com page with your new section in the section navigation on the left as well as in the headline sections in the main body of the page.

**Note: if you want to move the location of the section you just added, just edit the customized page again and drag the section to the location you want it to appear. Try it! I have Linux and Podcast above the normal World, US, Business, Sci/Tech, and Health sections. Can you tell where my priorities lie?

Try the search first: Google News - podcast

If you'd like to see my news.google.com Edition, let us know what you think. Don't forget to share your special edition with us and your friends using the "Share your edition" link at the bottom of your newly customized page.
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