If you follow Google Tutor, you’d know that we talk about new Google products and services almost every week. That’s because Google keeps on releasing them. If someone were to ask me how many products and services Google offers, I don’t think I could give an exact number. There are just too many of them. So how does one keep a track of what’s new with a Google product? The answer – Google New.
Google New is a service launched by Google recently to help a Google fan stay abreast of all the new things and developments happening in the world of Google products, all at one page.
It’s a startpage that aggregates RSS feeds of all the Google blogs on one page and displays the most recent story from each of them in a grid format. The top of the page highlights the most important recent offering by Google (like, it’s Google Instant as of now), and below it, there are article excerpts from various product blogs.
You can search through the site, sort the feeds by products or by your area of interest (like developers or education) and the page updates instantly.
When you click on an article link, it doesn’t direct you to the original blog where it was published. Instead it shows the article in a neat, clutter-free interface right there on the site, and has a “Back to Home” link beside that to help you quickly get back to the main Google New dashboard.
I think Google New might just eliminate the need of having a folder named “Google” in the RSS reader that has feeds from all the Google blogs. That’s what I had been doing so far. Time to give this tool a shot.