Sunday, 27 March 2011

Catch up news service

Use inputs the time they last got a catchup (or remembered by system), their interests (again remembered by system) and the amount of time they have available for reading. The user receives the output to the level of depth proportional to the time they have available.

The need for such a service arises as people's busy schedules preclude accessing news on a regular basis. RSS feeds work in giving you completeness, but the constant volume does not reflect the time people have available - there is no prioritisation.

The extreme example of when this service would be useful is when coming back from holiday, but some users would find it useful hour-to-hour.

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