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Nuzzel – a social news reader built on Twitter

Nuzzel creates a newspaper like web interface for finding the top news stories shared by your friends. Authentication was simple and it started building my custom page right away. Right away I saw the news links shared most by my friends.

The UI was very clean and simple.  Dark text on white background with not much to distract you in the sidebars.  Suggested people to follow, friends feeds and a button to connect Facebook (to enhance the capabilities) was found in that sidebar.

Nuzzel screenshot

I could sort the results by the number of friends sharing a link or even by time.  Time could be reduces down to the last hour or up to the last day. (I am not sure if it is the time of their server location or where I am though). Clicking on a story would show who of my friends originally shared it (with their tweets), related stories and had a bunch of share options.

I did appreciate that they do not automatically tweet from your account nor change anything about your account. Many services send a tweet saying you are using them and do so without consent.

They have an app available on iOS and give you your own public feed URL. You can choose to make it private but the default in settings is public.  This allows you to share your customized news aggregator based on accounts you follow.  Friends could find this helpful.

Email notifications are on by default to send a daily summary at 9am. You can set your timezone here I found making more sense of the option of on the homepage of the time. I did fully appreciate the setting that would send me an email when XX number of friends share a link. I might miss this in the stream during the day but Nuzzel can notify me of something important.  I set mine to 5 for now but the range was 3-25 friends sharing the same link.

Instapaper, Pocket and Buffer are all connectable as well giving you tons of flexibility in saving news stories and links.  I hope they add some social bookmark services like Diigo in there!

Head over to Nuzzel and get connected to find news faster

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About IdoNotes

Professional bio: Chris Miller, known as IdoNotes across the web is based in St Louis, MO as the Director of Messaging & Collaboration for Connectria and the Founder of Spiked Studio Productions.. Connectria is one of the largest IBM hosting and remote management partners. Chris speaks globally at conferences and events including: View Admin 2003-2009 View Admin Europe 2003-2008 Domino 7 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Domino 8 Upgrade Seminar (globally) Real-Time Collaboration Seminar Lotusphere 2003-2012 ILUG 2008, 2010 ULUG 2009, 2011, 2012 Collaboration University 2006-2010Domino Optimization Tour 2010 BLUG 2011, 2012 NLLUG 2010 AusLUG 2011, 2012 Other awards, events and information: Founder of IamLUG - the North American Lotus User Group event held annually. 2009-present Chris, via Connectria, is a Lotus Award winner 3 times and a finalist 5 times since 2000. Winner of the Gary Guthrie Award for Technical Writing in 2002 Previous board member of the St Louis Domino and Notes User Group Previous board member of VALU (the predecessor to LotusUserGroup) Advisory Board member to LotusUserGroup.org Chris is the founder of Spiked Studio Productions which produces industry related podcasts, webcasts and more. Shows include: IdoNotes - one of the longest running Lotus related technical podcasts BlackBerry Today - a video podcast on the hottest device, application and BlackBerry/Playbook news Consultant In Your Pocket - deep technical webcast training delivered free and subscription IdoSphere - a two day online technical event TheSocialGeeks - a leading social media roundtable podcast Sametime Guide - a video training tutorial on installing and administrating IBM Sametime TheSocialNetworker - a social media site review webcast and interview series now including Social Stalking content on social media security and privacy Certifications: PCLP since Domino R4 in administration and in Development through R5 Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5 - Team Collab and Messaging Domino 7 and 8 Certified Security Administrator Sametime Administration 7.5.x-8.5 CLP Collaboration (retired certification Aug 2006) CLI for numerous administration areas including Domino, Sametime, Quickr and Connections Yes I write some of those dreaded admin cert exams you take. I won't say which ones so you don't come looking for me, but I will say they are the real good recent ones that have been coming out. Animals: One dog, a Puggle. He has been on this world before and seems to understand slippers and a fine cigar. Mind you that is him in the chair and not me. A ninja death cat. I only see her when she strikes Music: Non-stop. At my desk, in my car, walking to work and back to my car downtown. In the house there is a crazy zoned set-up for you home automation geeks. I am a self-proclaimed MP3 fiend, to which I have tried rehab 4 billion times to no avail. Now what kind of music you ask? I will never tell.

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