Wavii takes on Facebook’s news feed
Keep up with everything you care about with personalised news service Wavii.
Available online or as an app for your smartphone, Wavii is a clever news feed that searches the whole of the web, including tweets and blogs, to bring you a customised round-up of the things you’re interested in.
Wavii works out your likes and interests based on your Facebook activity and by asking you to select up to 12 topics or people to follow. It then trawls the web – processing up to 1,000 articles a minute – to stream all the most relevant info into your own dedicated news feed.
Bespoke news has been attempted before by the likes of Google, Microsoft Bing and Facebook’s news feed, which is based on status updates and shared content. But Wavii takes it to the next level by covering anything and everything on the web.
As Wavii’s founder, Adrian Aoun, explained to the BBC:
“Facebook is aggregating all this structured data about your friends, and we are aggregating all this structured data about the world – the other half that Facebook doesn’t have. We are looking at everything and mapping it into story types. We try to look for patterns.”
Click here for more details and to sign up with Wavii.
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