Reading news is boring (ok, I don’t believe that actually, but bear with me).
Question is, how do you look at news? How do us time starved, information overloaded people get a quick snapshot of whats going on in the whole world, on every topic, and at the same time in some way organised to show which are the most important at the time?
Well, 10×10 is certainly one way of doing it. 10×10 constantly scans the RSS feeds of a number of key international news sources (including BBC, Reuters and NY Times), and works some linguistic magic to analyse the the text contained in their top stories.
The killer for me though is Newsmap, a Japanese app which takes Google News and turns it into a fascinating and easily navigable interface. Click around by country, by how old the story is. Colours denote categories of news, and the size of the type shows how many stories are on Google News at any given time. Its a brilliant way to look at the news.