"...a lot of the news is entertainment-focused..."
Does the average social media user know the difference between news and entertainment?
A Seattle-based startup is looking to give computer users a personalized news feed based on their social-networking preferences. Wavii is the brainchild of Adrian Aoun, an ex-Microserf, who told The Register that his team of around 25 staffers had made a breakthrough in machine understanding of language that enables the …
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Being fed just those items that fit within your social networking world is hardly performing the function of a news service. The value of a proper news service comes from the unexpected, surely? Things that excite/delight/anger/annoy/scare/whatever.
Anyone using this as their main source of news will have an oddly bland view of reality.
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