Get Relevant Quotes With Latest Google Labs Project

A Potentially Useful Feature for Bloggers

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The latest project to come from Google Labs is called "In Quotes". Basically what it does is pull quotes from stories linked to from Google News. You can search for a keyword or phrase, and it will find quotes talking about it.

As it stands right now, you can only select from a list of politicians provided by Google, and the site defaults to an Obama vs. McCain format that lets you compare quotes on the same issues from both sides of the fence. Different countries have different lists of people to choose from.

Google In Quotes

Of course there are flaws in the system. Sometimes it pulls quotes from the wrong people, and sometimes quotes are paraphrased, as Jason Kincaid at TechCrunch points out. If you’re familiar with Google Labs, you know that projects residing there are not "ready for prime time", and still require improvements to be made. The project is brand new, and we can’t expect it to work perfectly right off the bat. Google makes it easy to offer user feedback for this purpose.

With some work, this could turn into a really useful feature for Google News. Bloggers and journalists particularly will find tremendous value in the service if Google incorporates a feature to search for quotes from any person. Political campaign managers ought to find it useful already when it comes to piecing together new mudslinging ads.

Get Relevant Quotes With Latest Google Labs Project
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  • http://www.entertonement.com Guest

    You can hear a bunch of the same stuff (and a lot more) at Entertonement: http://www.entertonement.com

  • http://www.seochampion.com Michael Rotkin

    Great Post, Obama is a very godo example of good online marketing and a wealth of search stats.



  • http://www.thelostagency.com Dave

    very nice, im wondering if there is the chance that you can mix and match, when google ads the past newspapers to the web.  So technically you can compare Churchill vs Stalin, or Gandi vs Malcolm X

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