Skimzee is a free web app that combines summarization technology with social media search and web feed aggregation. It acts as a single point of contact for searching and gathering all your favourite articles and viewing each of them as a concise summary.
You can search from Twitter, facebook, general web pages, news sites, YouTube and Wikipedia. Clicking on the "view summary" icon in any search result will give you a summary of the page for that link - all without having to navigate away from the Skimzee page. If a search result has an associated video or photo, you can view it right in Skimzee eg. pictures in Tweets, embedded photos or videos in facebook posts etc.
Skimzee also provides an easy-to use web feed aggregator - just add any feeds of your choice from the settings page and they'll appear in a drop-down list on the main page. If you're not sure how to go about getting feeds, from the settings page you can easily search for any feeds and add them to your list. And just like for search results, each feed result can be summarized. The 'Feeds' tab also lets you list your facebook feed or wall posts and summarize / display any links, photos and videos from each one.
To round it off, there's a Skimzee bookmarklet and Chrome extension to let you automatically summarize the web page you're currently browsing. The Chrome extension adds a very useful right-click context menu item for summarizing any link on a web page.
Let me just say that it was barely half an hour into my toodling around with this social news application that I totally fell in love with it ... hook, line and sinker. So what was it that set my ... Read more