I'm a big fan of Flipboard, the make-your-own newspaper app for the iPad, but I find sometimes that it ends up being stuffed with repetitive items from Twitter feeds. I use Google News constantly, but I don't think it's fixed the problem of repetitive or low-quality stuff floating to the top or near the top of feeds. So I'm
-- a Washington Post company product, just so we're clear -- which allows you to craft a news channel based on stories you find interesting. So far it seems to work better as an aggregator than the things I build myself or the things nice people build for the rest of us. (Sorry, Newser.) Check it out.
TODAY IN SLATE
Justice Ginsburg’s Crucial Dissent in the Texas Voter ID Case
The Jarring Experience of Watching White Americans Speak Frankly About Race
How Facebook’s New Feature Could Come in Handy During a Disaster
The Most Ingenious Teaching Device Ever Invented
Sprawl, Decadence, and Environmental Ruin in Nevada
You Should Be Able to Sell Your Kidney
Or at least trade it for something.
- Texas Lab Worker on Cruise Tests Negative for Ebola as Dallas Hospital Apologizes
- Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up College Pumpkin Festival Turned Violent
- Racist Rancher Cliven Bundy Challenges Eric Holder in Bizarre Campaign Ad
- Supreme Court Allows Texas Law That Accepts Handgun Permits but not College IDs to Vote
An All-Female Mission to Mars
As a NASA guinea pig, I verified that women would be cheaper to launch than men.