There’s more than one way to get your news
There are websites and apps out there a plenty that show you news. Flipboard is a great example of news taken to its logical conclusion. But before it came Newsmap.jp and it’s still around – and I love it!
I keep coming back to Newsmap because of its usability
I still love newsmap.jp even though it’s in flash – but it’s a fantastic and quick news reader. Here’s some other reasons why I love it:
- The latest news stories are largest
- Categories are color coded and selectable
- Categories can be mixed and matched
- Countries are selectable for a deeper or more focused news feed
- You can login and customise your news feed
I forget about it for a while then always come back to it because it’s quickly functional. The only drawback I can see with it is the smaller news items are nearly impossible to see, but this actually focuses you on the most pertinent, current stories. The only better site I like for news is the Los Angeles Times.
I love newsmap.jp also because it uses the concept of the Golden Mean which is found in nature everywhere you look:
And this just in: Pulse.me has taken a very similar approach.