This does not fit into the Creating My Own VLE series, but I had to write about it anyway. 10 x 10 could possibly the coolest Web site I have ever seen! From the site:
"Every hour, 10x10 collects the 100 words and pictures that matter most on a global scale, and presents them as a single image, taken to encapsulate that moment in time. Over the course of days, months, and years, 10x10 leaves a trail of these hourly statements which, stitched together side by side, form a continuous patchwork tapestry of human life."
"10x10 runs with no human intervention, autonomously observing what a handful of leading international news sources are saying and showing. 10x10 makes no comment on news media bias, or lack thereof. It has no politics, nor any secret agenda; it simply shows what it finds."
Look no further than this site for your news source. This would be a great source for social studies teachers who are looking for current events articles.