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 …
"...a lot of the news is entertainment-focused..."
Does the average social media user know the difference between news and entertainment?
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.
A feed of imaginary news about your imaginary friends. Splendid concept. Copyrighted by Farcebook I believe.....
We're forever blowing bubbles...
Social media? Check.
We need more companies likes this. It's the only way the coming tech bubble is going to be bigger than the 1999 one, and if anyone has a hope of learning anything from it, it needs to be.
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