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NaturalNews Joins Yahoo Buzz, Posts Breaking News, and Twitters the Editor

Thursday, August 21, 2008
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com (See all articles...)
Tags: NaturalNews, health news, Natural News

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(NaturalNews) Here at NaturalNews.com, we've joined Yahoo Buzz, posting a "Buzz This!" button at the end of each article. Yahoo Buzz is much like Digg, allowing users to vote on an article and push it to the top of a content popularity list at Yahoo. Once there, articles can then be voted up or down by other Yahoo users. The purpose of the technology is to allow popular stories to migrate to the top while allowing the user community to weed out stories that don't belong there.

The downside, of course, is that the whole thing can become a popularity contest that's mostly focused on tabloid topics and celebrity news, but NaturalNews readers can help change that situation by clicking the Buzz This button on informative articles you think deserve more recognition. This will cause them to move higher in the "Health" category on Yahoo Buzz.

It doesn't take much to get to the top, either. Today's No. 1 health article only had 26 votes. This means a NaturalNews article that receives just 30 votes would have attained the top position in the Yahoo Buzz health category. Those numbers will no doubt change as Yahoo Buzz gets more popular, but readers can always influence the buzz news list by clicking the Buzz This button found at the end of each article.

New Breaking News Feature

NaturalNews has also added a new "Breaking News" feature that appears on its home page and article pages. These are links that cover up-to-the-minute breaking news about health and green living as reported by websites across the 'net.

For example, yesterday news was released about red grapes being a "wonder cure" for high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Our breaking news page on that topic, which features a comment by the Health Ranger and a link to the original news source, is here: https://www.naturalnews.com/News_000227_red_g...

Health Ranger tries Twitter

Want to see what's happening behind the scenes with the Health Ranger and Natural News? I've opened a Twitter account and started posting real-time updates on what's happening: http://twitter.com/healthranger

I can't guarantee I'll use this long term, but if there's enough interest in it, I'll post interesting updates to it, such as who I'm interviewing at that moment, what projects we're working on and other behind-the-scenes news that isn't made public until much later.

It's sort of like having a backstage pass to NaturalNews. Check it out at http://twitter.com/healthranger

Other updates:

Since Amazon.com has launched a "Green" shopping channel on its website, we've added a small "Go Green" banner to our article pages. It's nice to know Amazon is aware of the importance of offering green products, so we want to support that.

Of course, the way to really be green is don't buy anything at all (stop consuming!). But that's not going to happen for most people, so the green options are far better than the non-green options.

We've had a LOT of feedback about the critical article on Michael Phelps promoting sugary breakfast cereals. Some has been positive, some negative. But wait until you see the article we're working on today. It turns out Frosted Flakes isn't the only junk food Phelps is promoting...

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About the author:Mike Adams (aka the "Health Ranger") is a best selling author (#1 best selling science book on Amazon.com) and a globally recognized scientific researcher in clean foods. He serves as the founding editor of NaturalNews.com and the lab science director of an internationally accredited (ISO 17025) analytical laboratory known as CWC Labs. There, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for achieving extremely high accuracy in the analysis of toxic elements in unknown water samples using ICP-MS instrumentation. Adams is also highly proficient in running liquid chromatography, ion chromatography and mass spectrometry time-of-flight analytical instrumentation.

Adams is a person of color whose ancestors include Africans and Native American Indians. He's also of Native American heritage, which he credits as inspiring his "Health Ranger" passion for protecting life and nature against the destruction caused by chemicals, heavy metals and other forms of pollution.

Adams is the founder and publisher of the open source science journal Natural Science Journal, the author of numerous peer-reviewed science papers published by the journal, and the author of the world's first book that published ICP-MS heavy metals analysis results for foods, dietary supplements, pet food, spices and fast food. The book is entitled Food Forensics and is published by BenBella Books.

In his laboratory research, Adams has made numerous food safety breakthroughs such as revealing rice protein products imported from Asia to be contaminated with toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and tungsten. Adams was the first food science researcher to document high levels of tungsten in superfoods. He also discovered over 11 ppm lead in imported mangosteen powder, and led an industry-wide voluntary agreement to limit heavy metals in rice protein products.

In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Through the non-profit CWC, Adams also launched Nutrition Rescue, a program that donates essential vitamins to people in need. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.

With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource featuring over 10 million scientific studies.

Adams is well known for his incredibly popular consumer activism video blowing the lid on fake blueberries used throughout the food supply. He has also exposed "strange fibers" found in Chicken McNuggets, fake academic credentials of so-called health "gurus," dangerous "detox" products imported as battery acid and sold for oral consumption, fake acai berry scams, the California raw milk raids, the vaccine research fraud revealed by industry whistleblowers and many other topics.

Adams has also helped defend the rights of home gardeners and protect the medical freedom rights of parents. Adams is widely recognized to have made a remarkable global impact on issues like GMOs, vaccines, nutrition therapies, human consciousness.

In addition to his activism, Adams is an accomplished musician who has released over a dozen popular songs covering a variety of activism topics.

Click here to read a more detailed bio on Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, at HealthRanger.com.

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