You don’t have the time to read, or maybe you just like it better than reading.
A service that continuously creates audio snippets of news items. When you subscribe, you have a session with an editor, and you decide on what is of interest to you. From that point on you only need to open the app and choose what to listen to from the items in interest areas personalized for you.
I’m yet to find a news reader app that delivers news stories that I want to read.
A more intelligent engine is needed that does not let me pre-pick publications or topics but starts showing me news immediately. It should then watch my interactions with those stories (did I read them, what were they about, how long did I interact with them compared to their size, etc.) and without any further input from me, actually learn from my (and other similar users’) behavior what I would like to read next, so that it always improves the choices it gives me, even when my habits change from time to time.
You read an article about someone, and you don’t know if it’s true or even if they asked for a reaction from the people or companies mentioned in the article. Or maybe you are one of the people mentioned there, and you want to give another point of view.
A service that does the following:
1. Using web browser extension or plugin, any visitor can immediately see any reaction made by anyone mentioned in that article.
2. These are either gathered online by the service (from Twitter, Facebook, etc.), or the persons themselves – after being verified – have written them directly into the system. Only people mentioned and verified can react.
3. Every new reaction is also automatically distributed by the service to its own channels on the web, Twitter, Facebook, etc., and also other outlets.