Findory Reviewed
Findory Reviewed
2005-10-31 23:42:34 by Andrew Hitchcock G+
Findory ScreenshotI found an interesting news website recently: Findory. Findory was started by Greg Linden, a fellow Seattlite (so it gets bonus parts already). The concept of Findory is very simple: display a list of news articles and blog posts with snippets and links, and then personalize that list for each user. The first thing you notice is the simple clean design. Even Google News (my other favorite news site) feels cluttered in comparison. The page isn't cluttered with text, and the contrast makes it easy to differentiate between titles, the body text, and different entries. After clicking on a news entry, you get your second surprise - the website's functionality doesn't require registration. It seems every website requires registration these days, so it is nice to find a site that works perfectly well for the casual user. If you do decide to register, it'll keep your current clicks and now you can use it on multiple computers. I don't believe it required an e-mail address to register. As soon as you start clicking on news or blogs, Findory customizes the main page and tries to give you content you'll like. This has advantages and drawbacks. I like how it is being trained to give me tech and finance news. However, sometimes it seems to have a one track mind and will keep giving me the same story rehashed on news sites or blogs. If you are not careful, you might find yourself in a glut of news, as the website focuses in on only one of your interests. It seems like, after a while, it might be hard to find information outside of your interest. What if an interesting story about health pops up? I probably won't see it because my results are very customized. Despite this drawback, Findory is still an amazingly simple and useful website. I recommend you check it out. I now check Findory about as often as Google News... that is high praise.
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