NextStories: All the news from all over the world

Review posted Mon 6 Aug '12  ·  40 comments
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If you are a bit of a news junkie like myself you will be on the search continually for interesting news stories that you might not find in regular circles. Sometimes the best way to find what you are looking for is to just go with the flow and truly surf the net going from one story to another. But there are better ways. NextStories is an intuitive kind of bookmarklet application that delivers a constant stream of news stories based on your current viewing pleasure. So, if you are hunting down stories about, let's say Mitt Romney's tax imbroglio or the climate change debate, NextStories will seamlessly lead you more in that direction.
 
NextStories offers you the latest stories from similar sites in a never-ending stream of news stories about your favorite topics. Just clip the NextStories bookmarklet onto the bookmarks bar of your browser and, when you've finished reading a particular story and have started thinking which site or article to go to next, you can just click on the NextStories bookmarklet. Thankfully, without signing up to anything or having to endure any boring and lengthy setups. Unlike many other bookmarklets though, NextStories concentrates wholeheartedly on news stories from around the globe and displays snapshots of articles from  similar sites in grid format with the snapshots in a news reader over the top of the current page making it easy to choose whichever story to read next. Nextstories will show the latest articles from similar sites to the page you are currently reading, in a grid layout, overlaying the current page. Articles are arranged into columns with each column representing a certain level of relevance. Each column has its timeline, so you can choose from the most up-to-date stories at the top or scroll down for more but less current stories. NextStories' makes it convenient and easy to continue reading about your favorite topics and discover interesting stories as well as new websites. When you find something cool to read you can the easily save it and share it with one click via your favorite social networks.
 
There are enough bookmarklet apps out there to fill Lake Tahoe but very few of them manage to stir me into a modicum of interest. For some reason, though, I'm drawn to NextStories. I would guess its probably down to the constant stream of news that I would normally have to go and hunt out individually. The other thing, of course, is that it has introduced me to media that I wouldn't normally search out which is great. But its not just that. I really like the format of a constant stream of stories and it's very convenient to zoom in on the specific story that interests me....and then it leads me to another interesting place. NextStories is a bookmarklet that I'll actually use.



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