Ugh, I’m just hearing about this and I’m worried; Nuzzel is such an important part of my digital curating life. Scroll: Scroll is acquiring Nuzzel. “Scroll is acquiring Nuzzel. We’re investing in keeping it running as an independent entity, and our first priority is not to screw that up, so don’t expect any major changes to the core service, beyond what we’re going to announce in this blog post. If you like the email digest, you’ll still get the email digest. If you love the app, it will still give you the best discovery experience around.”
TechCrunch: Macaw will curate Twitter for you, help expand your network. “Twitter today inserts activity-based tweets into your timeline, alerting you to things like the popular tweets liked by people you follow, or those Twitter accounts that a lot of people in your network have just started to follow. These alerts can be useful, but their timing is sporadic and they can be easily missed. Plus, if you turn off Twitter’s algorithmic timeline (as may be possible for some), you’ll lose access to this sort of info. A new Twitter app called Macaw aims to help.”
TechCrunch: Nuzzel unveils NuzzelRank, which scores news sources on ‘authority’ . “Everyone from Elon Musk to AdBlock Plus wants to tell you which news sources are worth trusting. Now news aggregator Nuzzel is joining in. Specifically, it’s launching NuzzelRank, which founder and CEO Jonathan Abrams described as ‘our new authority ranking of thousands of top news sources, using signals from top business influencers.’ He said it replaces a more “simplistic” ranking system that it was using for its news monitoring and research product Nuzzel Media Intelligence.”
Last May I wrote an article about Nuzzel Pro, which I use to monitor links on Twitter and Facebook. I haven’t seen this on the Nuzzel Blog, but apparently Nuzzel Pro is now free. I got this e-mail this afternoon: We will no longer be charging for Nuzzel Pro. The features will continue to work for you, but you will not be billed further. If you receive a notice from Stripe, Apple or Google indicating your subscription is ending, note that only payment is ending, the features of Nuzzel pro will continue to be available to you.
Fast Company: Nuzzel, a news app beloved by influential types, adds LinkedIn stories. “Since 2014, smartphone app Nuzzel has made finding the news your friends share on Twitter and Facebook easier by stripping out everything—from cat videos to selfies—that isn’t news. Now it’s doing the same for LinkedIn, which has increasingly emphasized news as a primary feature.”
Lifehacker: Replace News Notifications With Nuzzel. “If you get breaking-news notifications on your phone, you’ll often find you disagree with CNN, the New York Times, or Apple about what constitutes news. Instead, you can turn use news aggregation app Nuzzel, which can notify you when a certain number of your Twitter friends link to the same URL, no matter the source.” Interesting comments about using this to find which of the people you follow on Twitter are sharing false information or hoaxes.
Online Journalism Blog: 5 ways journalists can use Nuzzel with Twitter lists. “Nuzzel offers a short-cut to the most shared stories in your Twitter timeline – and is already popular with journalists. But while it’s best known for directing you to your friends’ most popular links, it has other uses. In a guest post for OJB, Andy Brightwell shows how you can use Nuzzel to burst your filter bubble, follow people in a particular location or industry, see the world from someone’s perspective, or create a niche newsletter.”