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News based Apps

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Saved by Phil Bradley
on July 27, 2016 at 10:44:15 am
 

"A squirrel dying in front of your house may be more relevant to your interests right now than people dying in Africa." ( http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/markzucker416520.html)

 

News is taking over the internet. Figures are constantly changing for how many tweets there are a second, how much information we both consume and produce that it's impossible to keep up. I'm not going to bother to put in a graphic - just follow the link to take you to Google and do a search for 'social media one minute' and grab an image that appeals to you! Of course, we don't know what 'news' means now either - your news isn't the same as my news, and they're both different to the national or international news. However, there are plenty of apps that allow you to define your own news in accordance with the people who you follow on Twitter and Facebook. The idea is that if you let the app(s) know who you are, and who you follow the app can take a look at the stories those contacts are writing or tweeting about, and can bring that information back to you. One of the implications of this is that when you're choosing people to follow on Twitter in particular, you want to make sure that they really do represent the section of your industry that interests you, or they work in the same area or have the same job or interests. That way your network can properly represent your interests and help to keep you fully informed.

 

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