Tom Foremski writes:
Google News and the other news aggregators take the best part of the news and leave behind the least valuable. They take the distillation of the news–it’s most valuable essence.
when Google News, or any other news aggregators take and publish the headline and the first paragraph, sometime the second para too–they are taking the very best part of the news–and leaving the second best a click-away. And most readers get enough from the headline and first paragraph and don’t click through to the original story and site of origin.
The essence of news stories is copied and whisked away by the spiderbots, which offer the promise of return traffic. But that is not a fair exchange, imho.