Get the Freshest Information on Developing News

  • Posted November 19th, 2009 at 9:00 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search

Starting today, you can see relevant photos, videos, and tweets about a breaking news story on the Yahoo! News Shortcut. Many of you are already familiar with the existing Yahoo! News Shortcut, which displays headlines on our Web search results page when you look for news stories. The enhanced shortcut with these new tabs will now display for many breaking or major news searches.

For example, if you searched Space Shuttle Atlantis just after it was launched this week, you would have seen news, photo, video, and Twitter tabs in the news shortcut:

Yahoo! Search News Shortcut  - news tab

If you are interested in visual information about your query, check out the photos and videos tabs, which pull information from Yahoo! News. You can scroll to see more photos and videos from within the new shortcut.

Here is an example of the photos tab:

Yahoo! Search News Shortcut  - photo tab

And the videos tab:

Yahoo! Search News Shortcut  - videos tab

If you want more immediate, user-generated content, check out the Twitter tab. There, you will find recent tweets and related videos that have been shared on Twitter.

Yahoo! Search News Shortcut - Twitter tab

This is our first integration of fresh, social content like Twitter into Web search, and we are planning to continue along these lines. In the future, we will enhance your search experience with more real-time content so you can find all the information you need about an unfolding news event in one place.
Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments section.

Ivan Davtchev and Nitzan Achsaf

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