News grazing is getting more and more popular nowadays. We often put aside news consumption for times of the day when we have a little extra time, whether it’s at the coffee shop during the morning or the dining table at home. Though we want to be updated on worldly happenings and local stories, we can only set aside so much time for it.
With the founding of apps like Summly (which has been acquired by Yahoo), we have realized how big a demand there is for summaries of articles, whether they are news related or not. With such a demand, there will surely be supply – there will be apps that will rise to the challenge of fixing this problem.
Because we live in a world in which we have to adhere to a certain schedule (with work and meetings and kids), we choose to work around these schedules. What we would benefit from is a way to help us do this. We now want quick and dirty updates, concise news summaries to digest while we leave the rest of our time free for other tasks. We want relevant articles, saving us time from reading stories that are not relevant to us or our interests. We could use mobile apps that provide these services on-the-go, optimizing our time spent traveling.
What do you think about getting the quick and dirty headlines?