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Google Fast Flip: Discover and Share News Articles

September 19, 2009 Leave a comment

googlefast flipGoogle Fast Flip is a web application that lets users discover and share news articles. It combines qualities of print and the Web, with the ability to “flip” through pages online as quickly as flipping through a magazine. It also enables users to follow friends and topics, discover new content and create their own custom magazines around searches.

Google Fast Flip is an online free news reader that’s about reading news online but in newspaper style. One look at the way Google Fast Flip operates and you will get the idea. Google already delivers news content via Google News. With this new Google Labs web application, Google is attempting to promote a different way to read news. Something to which we are more accustomed with our morning brew.

The visual way of reading news is supposed to be free news reader with a more intuitive and faster experience. A news portal loads elements like images, videos, podcasts and Flash ads. This slows down content delivery when all we want is just scan the headlines and move on to a news snippet of interest. Google Fast Flip tries to speed up this process by giving a way to ‘flip through’ pages in the manner of a newspaper without any time lags.


  • Popular is what’s hot and breaking. Follow what’s being recommended or most viewed across the news world.
  • Sections are more like pages of specific news subjects like politics, world news,  sci-tech, sports, health, travel etc.
  • Topics are just that, a subject matter that’s being discussed .
  • Sources are the snapshots of news aggregated from the news/magazine websites.


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