Google Newsmap: Paris Hilton beats CMG/CBC deal

Curious to know how much attention other media are paying to the CBC/CMG deal, I checked Marumishi’s Google Newsmap, which visually displays the popularity of news stories on Google News.

As of 9:15 this morning, Google News’s algorithms hadn’t categorized the story as national news. Nor as business news. Nope. You’ll find it under entertainment. And it seems that way more news outlets are paying attention to Paris Hilton and Tara Reid.

Just goes to show that a story’s importance can be highly relative.