It’s beautifully designed, and it reminds me of Pinterest, but for news.
Feedly lets you input publications, blogs, You Tube channels and Google Alerts into their system using search and inputting URLs, then organize them into folders called Collections based upon subject.
Every time a new post from those sites goes up, it’s added to your Feedly reader so you can scroll through them and choose what you think sounds most interesting.
While Twitter recently added Moments, which display the best tweets that explain trends and breaking news, because these Moments are for a general audience, they’re not as useful as curating your own feed.
Tweetdeck’s usefulness primarily depends on who you decide to follow, so there is a lot of personal curation needed for using it just for the Home feed.
But the other great thing about Tweetdeck is that you can make columns that follow a hashtag, a trending subject, a particular user or a set of users that you’ve put into a Twitter list (I have one for the Best Tech News).
Lots of journalists use Tweetdeck as their primary way to use Twitter, but everyone can leverage it to keep up with what’s going on in the news.You can even read the news when you’re offline, so subway rides don’t need to be boring any more.While you can’t add your own channels like with regular RSS feeds, there are a lot of news channels covering a broad span of topics already on the app, including Buzz Feed, CNN, The Associated Press and The Atlantic. Flipboard dubs itself as “Your Personal Magazine,” allowing you to follow the topics that interest you, as well as the sources and people you depend upon for news.While Google Reader is dead, there are plenty of well designed alternatives.If you’re looking for a simple, minimalistic design conducive to reading your favorite sites’ content, look no further than Feedly.It’s a great way to put all of your favorite news sites and bloggers in one place (and an easy way to keep abreast of what your organization or you organization’s competitors are up to).