Friendster Founder Launches News Service Based on Social Networks
Abrams’ new startup, called Nuzzel, aggregates news your friends have shared across social networks. It compiles them into categories, and an additional section called “news you may have missed.” The site launched on Thursday.
#Nuzzel users log in to the site using their Facebook or Twitter accounts, and the system’s algorithms then aggregate links to news articles shared by friends or followers. The service also includes recommended content not shared through a user’s network.
Abrams is no stranger to web startups, having previously launched Socializr and HotLinks, and currently runs the Founders Den in San Francisco, but he coded Nuzzel alone. Abrams created the site based on his Twitter experiences –- he found he was getting news more often from the accounts he followed rather than through RSS feeds, but thought he was still missing a lot of stories. He’s yet to raise any funds for the site or hire any employees.
Is Nuzzel something you would use to keep up-to-date? Let us know how you keep track of news in the comments.
Image Courtesy of Jonathan Abrams.