PopBuzz.me: Captivating News
PopBuzz.me gives us another way to view the web’s most popular articles.
It’s a really simple concept. Sites like Digg and Newsvine call upon users to vote for stories, which control how highly they rank on the main page. PopBuzz.me, however, realizes the web already contains an awful lot of data about each article, like Facebook likes, Tweets and Diggs. Instead of creating another network asking users to opt-in and tell us what they like, PopBuzz.me takes buzz from across the web and sorts articles without any user involvement on their site.
The service itself is nothing short of captivating. Users can view articles across business, entertainment, tech, sports and life. We caught ourselves spending more time on the site than expected, especially since you can adjust the scope of time between “Most Recent” to most popular articles over the last two hours, day or week.
PopBuzz.me’s interface needs refining, but they have launched an app that already rivals Digg and Newsvine, and it doesn’t require supporting a user community to stay afloat.