TopBuzz: News Apps for People Who are Over the News

August 07 10:06 2019
An “ignorance-is-bliss” approach may feel good temporarily, but that really isn’t an option for audiences’ daily breaking-news needs. Don’t panic this, there’s a bit of sunshine on the cloudy media horizon. There are now a slew of apps and aggregators that have news, but are not solely news apps, like Reddit, Flipboard, Feedly, and TopBuzz. They all bring a mix of news and entertaining content into one experience, but have their own interesting take on how they go about it.

Tired of the news you’re getting? Do you find it affecting your mood for the worse? If you’re tuning out hard news more than ever, you’re not alone.

Last year the Pew Research Center reported that nearly 70% of Americans are burned out by the news. And that’s just the baseline, the rates increased when political party affiliation and race were factored in. But we’re not here to talk politics or race – we all know where that leads. Still, the main takeaway is that people feel that the news coverage is a constant downer that can’t be trusted due to biased publishers and networks: Fox News, MSNBC, etc.

An “ignorance-is-bliss” approach may feel good temporarily, but that really isn’t an option for audiences’ daily breaking-news needs. Don’t panic this, there’s a bit of sunshine on the cloudy media horizon. There are now a slew of apps and aggregators that have news, but are not solely news apps, like Reddit, Flipboard, Feedly, and TopBuzz. They all bring a mix of news and entertaining content into one experience, but have their own interesting take on how they go about it.

1. Reddit: The Social Butterfly

Reddit is the most socially driven out of these content delivery apps. You may have heard about it and wondered what is actually is. In a nutshell users create categories (subreddits) to discuss topics they care about and “up vote” the content. The interplay between users in the comment section is just as important as the articles themselves. It’s not the most intuitive way to get news and as a result users turn to third-party skins to improve the user experience.

2. Flipboard: The Beautiful One

Flipboard presents the news in the most beautiful way possible in a sweep-friendly layout. The app really shines when reading articles with beautiful imagery from top publishers. The interface is simple to use, but the once modern page-turning design now seems less cutting-edge compared to efficient scrollers.

3. Feedly: The Custom Job

Feedly is for people who like to curate and hand pick their own reading list. It’s a great way to get articles from websites you trust so you keep the frustration to a minimum. You can mark the articles from your desktop for easy access on your phone. For avid readers who know exactly what they want to read it’s an ideal app, but for those looking for an automated experience with no setup or work involved they should look elsewhere.

4. TopBuzz: The All-In-One News App   

TopBuzz takes the work out of finding the news and fun you need. By “all” we mean, local, national, celebrity, or whatever else you’re into. It makes for an engaging mix of informative news and must-see trending content. But what we really like is that you don’t have to think about it.  We just swipe and the artificial intelligence brings home the goodies. It’s also packed with guilty pleasures to help take a break from the news (funny videos, GIFs, interests-based channels). The only downside is that it can take some time for the AI to really shine in curating your feed, but it’s definitely worth it.

Conclusion

Honestly, it depends on what kind of person you are.  For those who only trust themselves and are willing to sourcing all their own content Feedly is probably for you. Personally, we’re not too social online and feel the Reddit crowd is a bit too young for us.  However, we are lazy when it comes to scrolling and just want our news in a fast and fun way, for that reason TopBuzz  is our pick. Don’t take our word for it download them all and see which one fits you best.

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