Updated News360 App Delivers Tailored News to Your iPad
You may love reading books…or maybe magazines…or blogs. But once in a while, everyone seems to check out some form of the news. News360 makes it a little easier with its aggregation app that helps you keep up with news on the go.
What sets News360 apart from all the other news apps is its ability to tailor news stories for individual users. The first version of News360 collected stories from more than 5,000 news sources. Then, the smart app sifted through this massive stack of content and presented it to users from a single source. News360′s ability to aggregate news from so many sources made the app popular among news junkies because it gave them deep insight into the topics that interested them–a 360-degree view of the issues.
The newest version of News360 takes the customization process a step further with social skills. The updated app studies what you’re doing on Facebook and Twitter to see the content you tend to consume (with your permission, of course). News360 learns which news stories you’ll find interesting from your social graph, and then presents them to you in a tidy, customized package.
News360 is available for iPad, along with iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry PlayBook, and as a web app. So, now matter what you carry, your customized news can go with you.
Customized Content – The Good and The Bad
I’ve been familiar with News360 for almost a year now, and I’m definitely a fan of customizing my content to enhance my reading experience. However, the more personalized our news becomes, the more I wonder whether it’s a good idea to be so selective in our content consumption habits.
Just because I enjoy keeping up with the latest technology, business, and social issues news does not mean I shouldn’t also keep up with politics and local news. Selectively filtering the news I receive may prevent me from being the well-rounded, informed citizen I should be.
I suppose the answer is to select a wider range of news stories for apps like News360 to aggregate. While that’s a good idea in theory, I’m not sure I will actually apply it to my daily reading habits!
What do you think? Do you view apps that customize our reading repetoire as potentially
limiting, or simply a much-needed technology in a society that is overly saturated with information?