Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What are Newsreaders? Bringing the News Directly to You

People need to be in the know. That is why the news was probably invented. Human being need to be updated of what is happening around them, at least, or what is going on around the world. It is remarkable to see how news has developed throughout the history of human civilization. Back in the ancient times, people would only hear pages announce the latest goings-on with the king or the emperor's realm.

In the modern times, the newspaper emerged as a more powerful and widespread medium for information dissemination. The 20th century gave way to theinvention of the radio and television as yet other potent channels for spreading the latest tidbits. The 90s gave way to the boom of the Internet, which is not continuing to be fastest growing means of getting updated. One of the offshoots of the wonder that is the Internet are newsreaders, bring the news directly to people.

What Newsreaders Are

Newsreaders are basically programs that let people gain access to the world of news. In a way, newsreaders retrieve the news that people prefer to read so that they would not have to manually retrieve them from their original sources. There are two kinds of newsreaders.

During the early times of the internet, which means just a decade ago, the term newsreader particularly referred to software that let users read newsgroups and UseNet' which are somewhat like online bulletins that keep people posted regarding what is happening with a particular area of interest whether it is about the wars in the middle east or Madonna's latest album.

Nowadays, the term is also used to refer to news feed readers or aggregators, which in turn are programs that retrieve particular content called feeds. With news feed readers, people would just subscribe to a particular site or a particular section of the site, and the newsreader would automatically retrieve the updates.

What is the difference between the two?

The old newsreaders get news from a newsgroup. As said, newsgroups are like online bulletin boards where people send messages to be seen publicly. People subscribe to newsgroups to discuss a particular topic which could be either general politics, science, music, business, or specific Republicans, Mariah Carey, or Fortune 500 Companies. With newsgroups, the members themselves send the news to the server. When they learn of something new regarding the particular topic of interest, they can update the newsgroup members by posting a message.

On the other hand, news aggregators collect updates from any web content, be it a web site, a blog, or a podcast, that publishes web feeds. Users that like particular web content and would like to keep track of that content's updates may just subscribe to it using their newsreader. Whenever something new happens to that content, the newsreader is automatically updated, letting the subscriber gain immediate access to the update. The beauty of news aggregators is that people may subscribe to just a particular part of the entire web content they like, thus they may choose to only get updates to that particular portion. This is like having a particular column delivered to them regularly, instead of receiving the whole newspaper all the time.

What Makes Newsreaders Great

Newsreaders are great tools for those who want to be in the know but find it tedious to keep on checking for information. Newsreaders reduce the need for people to manually go to separate websites and forums just to see if something new has happened. This allows people to know about all the things they are interested in using just one program, making news retrieval not only convenient, but easy and fast as well.

Where to Find Newsreaders

There are many newsreaders available throughout the Internet. To know which ones are available to gain access to newsgroups and Usenet, one may simple visit a website that provides information about newsreaders, giving recommendations as to which ones are good for getting updated using newsgroups.

Newsreaders are definitely great tools to keep people in the know. The convenience and efficiency they provide make it appear as if news is delivered directly to you. Gaetane has thoroughly researched the internet to locate the best High Income Business Opportunities that will enable you to start making money from your own home.http://4instant-online-business.com/http://4instant-online-business.com/pips.html


Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009



A newspaper of the people, by the people, for the people. This vernacular newspaper served the needs of Malayans during the nationalistic era that culminated with independence and now continues to promote the dream of a people striving for an industrialized nation status of Vision 2020.
Celebrating four decades of publishing history on August 31, 1997, Berita Harian has moulded itself from a paper reflecting the thoughts and aspirations of a traditional agrarian-based society into a vibrant, exciting newspaper for the thinking person in the era of the information age. An era in which knowledge has become the prime resource for economic growth.
Berita Harian, a leading Malay language newspaper is published daily in five National cum regional editions. The five editions are: Utara (North), Tengah (Central), South (Selatan), Johor, Timur (East) and Wilayah (Sabah/Sarawak).
Each day's publication comes in a set of three sections. The Main paper, Ekonomi and the regional section.

(Article from NSTP website)

Harian Metro, Malaysia's first Malay daily afternoon tabloid in Klang Valley and morning tabloid in other regions was established to fill a vacuum in the niche market for Malay readers who were becoming increasingly market oriented.
The change in demography resulted in a growing audience of young people who were looking for entertainment, shopping news, lifestyle features and news that interested them. Harian Metro met those needs in a most interesting and exciting manner by way of exciting editorial presentation.
The growth of Harian Metro was in itself a sensation. From 106,000 readers in 1993, the readership shot up dramatically to 1,161,000 million in Q3 2004. in 2003. Today, Harian Metro has grown from a single edition newspaper to a five-edition national newspaper able to reach people in the central region as well as the other States daily.
Harian Metro is a three-section daily incorporating the main news section, Metro Bintang and VMet (Variasi Metro).

(Article from: NSTP website)

Distinctive for its blue masthead as its logo and trademark, Utusan Malaysia was first created and published in Jawi (arabic transcript) when the Group was established in 1939. Utusan Malaysia became an influential medium for the people to voice out their opinions towards the ruling of the British Government in Malaya.
Today Utusan Malaysia has evolved into the nation's trusted source of news and information. With over 32 pages of news and current affairs, the newspaper also provides regular supplements focusing on interesting topics such as entertainment, fashion, music, health, technology and etc., making it a must-read for all.

Presently the only Jawi (arabic transcript) newspaper circulating in Malaysia, Utusan Melayu Mingguan becomes a staple for many senior citizens in the rural districts.
Published once a week, this newspaper is circulated every Monday, together with the Utusan Malaysia newspaper.
The newspaper is targeted at a select group of reader and is still enjoyed by many regular readers mainly from the Northern, Eastern and Southern regions of the country.

The first ever compact-sized daily in Malaysia introduced by the Utusan Group. With its slogan 'Suara Kontemporari', Kosmo! is targeted specially for the new, modern generation who are contemporary and active in all aspects of life.
Printed in Bahasa Malaysia ,Kosmo! presents a new concept that combines a daily and a magazine into one which is highly ideal for all walks of life in Malaysia. It is reader-friendly due to its miniscule size, which makes it more practical and portable.

Being the highest read and circulated Sunday newspaper* in the country, Mingguan Malaysia has regular columns featuring issues like politics, life, social highlights and many more.
"Panca Indera", one of its famous supplements within this 40-page newspaper, features red-hot entertainment news, gossips and updates in both local and international scenes.

(From Utusan Group)

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Established in 1845, The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) BAdd Imageerhad (affectionately known as NSTP) is Malaysia's oldest and largest newspaper publisher.

The Star (daily) and Sunday Star, Malaysia's most widely-read English-language daily and Sunday newspapers, are published in four editions - two editions which cover the northern peninsular states of Penang, Kedah, Perlis and northern Perak while the other two editions cover the rest of the country.
The Main Paper covers the latest in both local and international news while StarBiz offers a comprehensive coverage of business developments, market trends, financial reports and updates in the stock market. StarTwo features articles on lifestyle, entertainment, health, parenting, social etiquette, science, environment, fashion, food and many more. Weekly sections include Star Maritime (every Monday) which covers the shipping and sea-trade industry, Star-In.Tech (every Tuesday and Thursday) which focus on computers and information technology, Youth 2 (every Thursday) which features lifestyle and trends for the young, and StarWeekend, offering articles on hobbies, holidays, leisure and weekend getaways. The Star BizWeek is a weekly financial magazine published every Saturday that highlights issues, companies, personalities, developments, and stocks that are likely to make news in the week ahead.

Monday, June 22, 2009


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