With new iPhone app, News.me moves toward a ‘purpose-built network’ for sharing news | Social Media and Journalists | Scoop.it

"News.me is in the category of apps (Percolate, Flud, formerly Summify) that cut through the din of social media and serve personalized story recommendations based on what a user’s friends are sharing. But News.me wants to stand out by becoming its own social network. A user can import friends from Twitter and Facebook, but what happens in the app stays in the app. Buzzfeed-style ‘reactions’ on stories (ha!, wow, awesome, sad, really?) are not visible elsewhere — like Instagram, News.me has no desktop interface."

 

(Published March 1, 2012.)