Newsle – News About Your People
Newsle is a web app that tracks people in the news. Newsle finds articles about you, your friends and colleagues, and anyone else you care about and notifies you minutes or hours after they’re published. Newsle’s private beta launched in January 2011, and was covered by TechCrunch. The current version is a major evolution of the original concept. Newsle now combs the web continuously, analyzing over 1 million articles each day – every major news article and blog post published online, as well as most minor ones. Newsle’s core technology is its disambiguation algorithm, which determines whether an article mentioning “John Smith” is about the right person. Newsle only indexes publicly available news articles. They do not search for personal records, criminal records, phone numbers, addresses, or other private information. This has been added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog. This has been added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™ Information Blog.