In today's tutorial we focus on the creation and management of stories which you can find on the left side of the interface. Or, more specific: which you can set up here if you want to save a search for later on.
By default you will only see the Research tab, there is no preset story. Even then x.news™ is already a helpful research tool! However, it will not keep you up to date with new content related to your fields of interest. Storing a search in a story fundamentally changes this situation.
When you click on the plus icon, a pop-up opens asking you to name your story: within this story a current search is saved for follow-up so you can keep an eye on it even if you are busy working on another story in the meantime
Pick a significant title to keep the overview easier. If you check the box "Shared Story", this search will be visible for all members of your user group. This is an uncomplicated way to research and work together.
In the overview, you can recognise your shared stories by the symbol that you can see on our screen next to "Corona in Austria". Each story has its own workspace that you can work on independently.
If colleagues shared stories you will find them in the left bottom area. What you can see or do with them depends on the settings the owner has set on his or hers workspace.
Look at the red bubble next to the Boris Johnson story. It informs you about new messages in one of your stories plus their number. Creating stories is a comfortable way to keep informed about developments in your fields of interest. If you want to know more in the story's development over time, you should try x.news™ timeline!
News coverage on current topics can be compared to a heartbeat: there are ups and downs and sometimes dramatic moments when the graph peaks and the excitement is reflected in the quantity and interval of articles.
x.news™' timeline makes these events visible and offers the viewer a number of possibilities. You can easily reach it by clicking on the linegraph at the right side of the tool bar.
By hovering the mouse over this area, you can see how the data source is structured. We have already seen this roughly because of the different colors of he lines, now we will have a closer look. Sometimes topics are discussed especially in a certain channel. Learning what was published where and when and to which extent helps you to classify events.
First you will see the totality of all published contributions to your current search. We have chosen to observe the topic "coronavirus" and between the soft curves we discover a striking highlight on 20.04.2020.
Did you know that you can also filter articles from a specific time period? Just left-click on the timeline and hold down the left mouse button while moving from your desired start to end point. The timeline will now adapt
to your selection and only the content of the chosen period will be displayed.
x.news™' timeline helps you to observe stories in their temporal course. This saves you a lot of time in your research and allows you to follow story developments quickly and easily across multiple channels.