Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Maybe I am a prude

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I came across this a few minutes back on the Google news home page.

All these years the news related to breast feeding of babies was lacking something. Duh! of course! It was lacking a picture of a baby feeding from a breast right next to it.

Is the image relevant to the story - 100%
Is the image absolutely necessary for the story or does it add anything to the news story - very weak case to be made if any.

I don't think it is Google's fault. I am sure the robot generating the news page grabbed the relevant image for this news story and plugged it next to the title.
So can Google do better with this implementation, I certainly hope so.

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