Topics and Places The World Is Reporting On Right Now
What is the first thing we do in the morning? I am not talking about the natural works. Most of us would start our day by reading the newspaper or watching the news on the TV. Whatever may be the medium, but the news are common for everyone. In this present digital world of smartphones, everything is based on apps. There are many news apps among the different app stores and even Google, Yahoo would also give you news alerts. All those apps would give just only the top news of only few regions, but here comes a news app which lets you explore Google News data across all publishing languages and locations to find important global stories and that app is called as Unfiltered News. Unfiltered News is an app which lets you to discover which locations report on similar topics, compare different perspectives on an issue and track issue coverage over time. Let’s move to the further details of this app.
What Is Unfiltered News?
Unfiltered News is a news app which is made by Jigsaw along with the collaboration with few others in Google News, BigPic, Instrument and Periscopic. The basic idea behind the Unfiltered news app is to let the people choose the news they want to know across the world. From your location, only a particular regions news were covered and other regions are neglected. If you want to know the complete world news, then the Unfiltered news is the best option.
How Does It Works?
The Unfiltered news works on a small process. The data comes from the Google News and they scan the global stories for individual topics across all languages, then count the number of times a topic is mentioned each day. And they categorize by the location of the publication mentioning that topic. If it’s really an important news, but may not be covered from your location, then you can read them from Unfiltered news. The result from the above mentioned process is cross- lingual signal for who is saying what in the world’s media. At this time, only top 100 topics for each location are shown. As this is a startup and it is still in its beta phase, so now only top 100. But, for the first time users the visualization of the Unfiltered news is going to be little confusing because the home page contains only the circles and a hamburger button. Upon clicking the circles, the news at that location are mentioned. Let me explain you them exactly.
The above shown picture is the home page of the Unfiltered news where whole world is shown as dots. Tap anywhere on the map and you will taken to that location. You can find a difference that few circles are larger in size and some are smaller. The size of a given circle is determined by the total number of topic mentions from publishers located in a given location, weighted by the population of that location. On the global view, this count includes all topics. When a topic is selected, the circles represent the total number of times that a selected topic is covered. The aim of the developers of this app is to provide a picture of what the world’s population is reading in their local news.
You can also find that the sizes of the words in a circle are also different. Yes, they are different because the size of a word represents the number of times that a topic has been mentioned in the day’s news within a given country. If the number is more, then the size of that topic is also large. Less size means less number of times that a topic has been mentioned.
After selecting a region and then you can select the topics just by clicking on them. The news related to that word or a topic are shown in the timeline which is present at the right side of the screen. You can arrange the home page in the list view in order to avoid the you can enjoy a different type of animation. Still, you don’t understand the confusion. You can select that option in the menu which turns up from the Hamburger button on the top left. But, the Map view is a little bit more interesting than the list view because whole thing. You can have a Quick Tour in the app and there is an option of Quick Tour.
Highlights Of Unfiltered:
Even though the Unfiltered now shows only 100 top topics as it is still in Beta phase, in the coming days it would report more than 100 topics. Let’s have a glance over the highlights of this app.
- The first and the most important highlight is its home page and the visuals. The home page and the visuals are outstanding.
- Even though it confuses in the beginning, but you would enjoy them once after you get command over them.
- The name of the app is very apt and it shows the aim in the name itself. Unfiltered- which is allowing you to discover global stories aka the local news to the non-local viewers.
- You can choose the language you need. If you want to read the news in your local language, you have that option in this app which is missing in most of the similar apps.
- The most important and most repeated topic is shown in bigger words where as the lesser important one’s are with smaller words. This would help you a lot. You can read only the bigger ones if you need only the important news.
- Presently, top 100 topics of that location are being shown in the map which is going to be increased in the coming days.
Unfiltered.news is a news app which lets you to discover the important global stories from Google News from all publishing languages and different perspectives which may not be covered in your region. There is no guarantee that the local media of your region would collect all the global news because of lack of resources. For such a problem, this app is an excellent option. This is an excellent source for the press people to get the global news as per their importance.
Team StartupWhale is very proud to review this app and we would be using this app in the coming days to get the global and local important news. We would recommend this app for all our followers.
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