News360 2.0 Personalizes News Aggregation | Curation, Social Business and Beyond | Scoop.it

I just ran across this post from August 10th, I didn't see this before and maybe some of you didn't.  The new personalization layer in News360 is still automated, but it harnesses the user's own human qualities.

 

Here's an intro:

 

"News360, a news reader app available on most mobile devices and tablets, has just announced version 2.0, which adds a layer of personalization to the news shown to each user, whereas it was just an aggregator before."

 

News360, a news reader app available on most mobile devices and tablets, has just announced version 2.0, which adds a layer of personalization to the news shown to each user, whereas it was just an aggregator before. The update also launches a beta Web version of the service, so you can use it on the desktop. Finally, the new version adds a timeline view, which allows you to track a story's development over time.

 

When News360 launched, it simply pulled in coverage of stories from multiple sources, like Google News does, as well as Twitter discussions of the topic. It offered a few ways for users to go more in-depth, with image galleries, great definitions of terms and the ability to manually add more personalized feeds by topic. It certainly provided more content than a human-curated service, like Newsy, but it lacked that human quality of editorial discernment. The new personalization layer in News360 is still automated, but it harnesses the user's own human qualities.

 

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/news360_20_personalizes_news_aggregation.php