larsso wrote: ↑
Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:37 pm
Why do you miss that exactly?
For me it's that Google News now just gives headlines, where the old version also gave a reasonably good synopsis of the article.
I could often get a good grasp of events or the article itself from just reading that text; no need to click through, it was easier to select which articles would likely be of interest, so I wasted less time overall.
Images are now much larger and it feels there is a lot more white space. Most text has been made bold and larger which I don't like on what I use to visit the site. Drop-downs no longer contain as many links as they used to, and the search bar returns far fewer results, just one page so if it's not there, tough, and again, only headlines, no synopsis. There also aren't the links there to all web content and images or other services as there used to be.
So for me it's mostly reduced information and that I don't find it anywhere near as nice or as useful as it was.
An example, currently on the new : "Leading moderate announces retirement from House with parting shot at direction of GOP". No clue as to who that is and no way of knowing if I'm interested or not. I have to click on the link to find out.
On the old, as well as the same headline that also has, "Exhausted from his ideological battles with the House Freedom Caucus and clashes with Donald Trump's White House, Rep. Charlie Dent (R-Pa.) has decided to retire". That's enough information for me. On to the next item.
It also seems to me that image selection for what goes alongside those headlines is far less appropriate or meaningful than it used to be, but that's more an algorithmic problem rather than design issue. That does seem to be getting better -- though I may have spoken too soon; there's now a picture of the wife of a Trump Organisation ethics lawyer next to a "Man shot at Miami airport" story and she had no involvement in that.
Two other issues I had forgotten about - The selected news articles refreshes too quickly, too easily disappear off the page. Go read an article and there's often no mention of the event or issue once one comes back. And too many 'days old' news items appear in the selection, 'will happen' articles appears days after it has happened.