Keith Hopper has created an interesting web service called NPR Backstory, that browses Google Hot Trends for popular topics, uses NPR’s API to search it’s archives for related stories, then posts it’s finds automatically to a Twitter account. Though it does not work perfectly yet, it looks like a great tool to re-purpose old news, and flesh out the history of the buzzing news of the day.

[NPR Backstory via Christian Science Monitor]

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