Sums it right up: "The ability to personalize our news diets has given rise to fears that we'll end up inside echo chambers of the like-minded, gorging on brownies and ignoring the broccoli we need to function as informed citizens."
“Signal is an iPhone application that allows users to create mini-stories by capturing real-world events through cameras and geo-location, and have the community vote for these mini-stories to derive the top ones.” Game-changing?
An "all killer and no filler" post on how to do what you're doing better. I see posts like this all the time but this one had some great content. I'm a big fan of alerts and RSS, I love Buffer, and I try very hard to avoid the obvious.
Just stumbled across this fascinating use of RSS aggregation and text-filtering algorithms to track potentially impaction human biological events. "The BioCaster system has two major components: a web/database server and a backend cluster computer equipped with a variety of text mining algorithms which continuously scan hundreds of RSS newsfeeds from local and national news providers." Very cool!
The popular curated news app, Flipboard, is going to become available on Android. I'm an, iOS user but I definitely prefer that apps are available cross-platform because it (a) makes the apps better for everyone and (b) makes sure certain companies don't sit on their laurels!
A short video on Elizabeth Flock and the Washington Post. Great professional piece on what happens when you're just chasing page views. For the record, this is an organizational problem, not just a rogue blogger.
Stand tall, curators! This is a familiar statement - there's too much information so we need humans to filter - but Fast Company provides some great numbers on how big the data deluge really is. "The web needs you."