It's a real-time graphical representation of the most popular news stories in a variety of topics in global or (configurable) regions. Very useful.
Shoutout to the original newsmap.jp which unfortunately requires Flash.
It seems to get its news from Google, which means that (just like Google News) it makes a complete mess out of Portuguese news coverage by mixing in Brazilian ones...
Memeorandum (general news): https://www.memeorandum.com/
Techmeme (tech news): https://www.techmeme.com/
Mediagazer (media sector news): https://www.mediagazer.com/
I’m constantly amazed at how many people have never heard of them. To me, they are indispensable.
I actually built a general news aggregation newsletter inspired by Techmeme too (http://enclude.com) which uses ML to group the leading stories of the day together with the highest quality ones highlighted. My hope was to break people out of their filter bubble by exposing them to high quality coverage on the news of the day.
Did it as a daily email because I wanted it to be pushed to me and I wanted it to be limited meaning once you read it you're done. No need to suck up more time.
I've had no time to work on it and its in a state of disrepair but if anyone is interested in teaming up on it let me know.
they also run one just about baseball - https://www.ballbug.com/
the world would be a better place if someone wrote a platform to make your own platforms of these. i imagine a community, like a subreddit, would have a set of rss feeds etc that it follows, a group of people "swipe left or right" on the stories, and the winners move up the page. the difference from other platforms being that stories dont get direct submitted, and that the editorial boards ranking the stories stay fairly small and specialized.
also shoutouts to https://redef.com http://www.aldaily.com https://longform.org https://longreads.com/ https://longreads.com/
It’s got more of a Twitter-like feel (timelines instead of folders) and a human curated directory of blogs and feeds to follow. If you’ve ever used Tweetbot, that’s what I’m going for.
Its available on the web or on iOS. And there’s a premium tier if you want more advanced features (and unlimited access to the API).
A major release is in the works that will add the ability to start a blog from Pine.blog so that you can quickly and easily contribute back to the open web on your own site. Right now you can post to a Wordpress blog if you have one.
If you like one curator's thoughts on subject X, they might introduce you to interesting thoughts on subject Y or Z.
Another interesting trick I haven't heard other people using is to send the media firehose to a folder, then only checking news that is 4+ weeks old. Aging the stories allows you to sift through puff pieces vs ones that have staying power and remain important.
Main features are:
- items in your rss feeds are automatically categorized, names of people, places, etc... extracted. That means it's way easier to browse/filter your feeds when you have thousands of articles waiting to be read...
- items in your rss feeds are grouped together if about the same story. It really helps to reduce the noise in your feeds as you don't have duplicates any more, and at the same time it's convenient to have different sources/point of views for articles in your feeds.
Used to be a bit better when google news told you how many articles existed per story (leading to more meaningful size differences), but it still gets the job done I guess.
Disclaimer: I'm a co-founder of gambe.ro.
Found it via 4chan. Comments section get get a bit /pol/ but I think it adds a refreshing reminder of what the internet used to be like before we started posting our names and mugshots. http://spidr.today/
Check it out https://www.energyants.com
Let me know if you want me to send you an invite (email in my bio)
Are you involved in energy in anyway? Happy to send you an invite! My email is in the bio
Thank you again for the feedback I highly appreciate it!
Email me if you want an invite.
Not bad looking UI though
Tildes is also a wonderful community outside of political topics. But if you're looking for news aggregators specifically, most news will likely be political in some form, and have people arguing over politics in its comments. Hell, look at HN.
I agree on the UI btw. There's a few themes you can try as well. It's simplistic but practical.
for social entrepreneur news
Though it’s not unlike HN so not sure how worthy it is if you are already here.
Do you happen to be willing to share an invitation?