Why do people care for information that doesn’t affect them the slightest bit? Just take celebrity gossip or coverage of disasters. Does this knowledge change anything substantial?
Part of the explanation may be empathy, but most of all humans are incredibly curious creatures. We have an unquenchable thirst for information and the exchange of it.
So here are 3 alternative ways to consume news. I bet you’re curious to see these.
The rayogram NEWScan is a website that features the title pages of currently 14 different newspapers. It includes several US newspapers, as well as the British newspapers the Guardian and The Times and the English editions of the Israeli newspaper Haaretz and the Gulf News.
So this site provides a quick glance at the latest headlines. To read a cover story you can download the readable PDF or directly head over to the newspaper’s homepage.
The Online News Screensaver (ONS) is a RSS screensaver that provides you with the latest news from a ton of different categories as well as weather forecasts.
When installing the screensaver, you can pick categories and subcategories, set your location, select between the English and the Metric system, and pick which stock quotes you would like to see.
As you see you can manually start the ONS and configure it through an icon in the status bar. Here you can also add custom RSS or HTML sources for your news.
Although the program comes as a 15-day trial, it still works after the trial runs out.
This site is based on the finding that while reading, a lot of eye movements are required to skim through the text while reading. During these movements, no information is perceived, but it still requires a lot of concentration. Hence it slows down the reading process and wastes precious resources and time.
The way Spreed News works is that once you picked a story, you focus on one spot and the news are presented to you in a very short block of words and at a custom speed, which you can increase once you feel your reading speed has improved.
You can add custom feeds and the service can be used with mobile phones, where it might prove especially useful.
Earlier this year David has wrote about 3 Ways To Read The News A Little Differently, Ann found 10+ Websites To Keep You Updated On Green News, and Daniel composed a great article about Ways to Stay on Top of The News.
What’s your favorite way to consume news?