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.
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