Newsviking - Online news and newspaper harvester
Version: 3Newsviking is an online news and newspaper harvester - a program for news and information gathering, analysis, sociopolitical commentary, and summarized redistribution.
Operating System: Mac OS X
It allows the user to download news from around the world via the Internet, store it in a database, and redistribute summarized versions of the article along with commentary that the user creates and stores for easy re-use.
Newsviking is a great way of collecting and organizing news stories and sharing ideas in a public discussion forum.
Newsviking collects news from Europe, The United States, Canada, Africa, Asia, New Zealand and Australia, South and Central America and the Middle East. It may be used with Macintosh, Windows, and Linux-based systems.
Here are some key features of "Newsviking":
· it uses MySQL as a database, it allows for simple and complex news story searches via SQL and graphically interfaced queries,
· it allows for creation and insertion of pre-canned commentary and sociopolitical analysis, redistribution of quotes and summarized articles via NNTP Usenet Newsgroups,
· it features automatic calculation of which are the most appropriate newsgroups to post to based on the news article content,
· it allows news stories to be compiled and exported into an html web page 'news digest' of up to 3 full weeks of news stories categorized by region,
· it has a rating review system that allows the user to score each individual news story in terms of importance and relevance.