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Project Emporia: The Personal News Page

Ralf Herbrich estimates that more than 250,000 English-language news articles are posted online every 24 hours, and that is a conservative figure.

Herbrich, director of Microsoft’s Future Social Experiences Lab (FUSE Lab) in Cambridge, U.K., is well-acquainted with statistics on news feeds, tweets, and traffic volumes, thanks to his work on Project Emporia, an experimental web service that sifts through news streams in real time to bring stories of interest to users, categorized by topic area and ranked for relevance…

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