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Feed of articles and events on a particular topic

Are you interested in a particular topic and want to see current articles and events about it? No problem, read further…

On homepage of Event Registry we show a map with a list of articles and events that are currently being added/updated. The page displays all content, without any filters. What if you are however interested in a feed of articles and events on a particular topic of interest, such as Tesla Motors, Natural disasters, Virtual Reality or Angela Merkel. Event Registry offers a special page for that.

First, you need to open the Browse page, that is accessible under the Other –> Browse menu (see image below). The Other menu will become visible once you Register and Login to Event Registry.

Browse

Once on the Browse page, you’ll be able to choose more specifically what kind of feed would you be interested in (see bottom image). If you are interested in a feed of articles and events for a particular concept (people, organizations, locations or general keywords), then enter the name in the Concept input box. Alternatively you can also choose a feed based on a category of interest (such as Business, Health, Natural Disasters, etc.) or a feed of content from a particular news source.

Options for determining the feed of articles and events of interest

Options for determining the feed of articles and events of interest

Assuming that we are interested in the content published about Donald Trump we can enter his name in the Concept input box and press Enter. This will take us to Donald Trump’s concept page where currently published content about him will be displayed. The top of the page will show some description of him from Wikipedia, followed by a map showing articles and events that are just now being reported about him (see image below).

A concept page for Donald Trump showing currently published content about him.

A concept page for Donald Trump showing currently published content about him.

As on the Event Registry homepage, each red circle displays location of an event about him, while the blue markers display the individual articles (marker position indicates the location of the news source). Clicking them will open the corresponding event/article.

Below the map we also show the simple list of recent articles and events, so that the user can easily browse the content.

The list of recent articles and events about Donald Trump

The list of recent articles and events about Donald Trump

Just as the concept page, the user can get a similar page by specifying a category or news source of interest. A browsing option that we intentionally left out is a Topic page. A Topic page is a page that the user can construct manually by specifying one or more concepts, keywords, news sources and categories of interest. The feature can be used to build a feed for broader topics such as Volkswagen emissions scandal, Refugee crisis and Rio de Janeiro olympic games. The feature deserves its own blog post so it will be described sometime in the future.

Let us know below if you have any questions or comments.

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